Friends for Healthy Living

Friends for Healthy Living

 
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Healthy living is happy living—and JDC works to give people with disabilities all the tools they need to eat well, exercise and maintain healthy habits. Responding to the fact that people with disabilities are at higher risk for chronic illness and, depending on their disability, may have fewer options to stay fit, JDC established Friends for Healthy Living. Friends for Healthy Living is the bundle of programs developed to encourage healthy lifestyles to people with disabilities across Israel, and it takes shape in three ways. First, it holds healthy lifestyle workshops facilitated by people with disabilities. In these workshops, people can learn how to refocus their lifestyles in a more healthy, nutritious, and active way. Next, it maintains a presence at community health fairs and lectures, disseminating important information and advice.

Finally, we match people with and without disabilities as health and fitness partners. Some pairs are brought together through employee programs within local businesses while others are formed from volunteers. The pairs determine their own goals for healthier living, including regular exercise, nutritious diet, emotional and spiritual healing and more. The duos share recipes, workout together and monitor each other in their journey towards healthy living.

For questions, contact Rotem Phillips, rotemph@jdc.org 

חומרים מקצועיים

  • Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (IIOSH) is Israel's national public institution devoted to workplace safety and health. It was established in the 1950’s on the basis of organizations and laws that came into existence during the period of the British Mandate, prior to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1947. For decades, IIOSH has worked to ensure Israel’s workplaces follow labor inspection law.

  • In May 2005, The Asper Foundation and Jewish National Fund of Canada funded the establishment of The Israel Asper Community Action Centre in Migdal Ha’emek. The centre offers programs and activities to provide supplementary education for disadvantaged youth, helping to ensure they receive the best education possible. The programs combine technology-oriented education with instruction on leadership skills, heritage and Zionism.

  • The Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wingate Institute is an accredited institution of higher education that offers students combined academic and professional training for employment in the fields of movement, training, rehabilitation and sports.The Zinman College of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at the Wingate Institute is an accredited institution of higher education that offers students combined academic and professional training for employment in the fields of movement, training, rehabilitation and sports, and for teaching Physical Education.