Daily life becoming difficult day by day because of the global crisis, this makes it easy to make the wrong choices. So as society is trying to find the quickest and easiest solutions for everything today it is eventually affecting our lifestyle choices and especially on choices that concern our health.
Time given for physical exercise is diminishing and our "sitting" life is getting longer and longer, reducing also the good and healthy vitamins and minerals produced in our bodies through sun light.
Our project is designed to look at the everyday lives of young people and see how their lives, their culture and their countries affect the lifestyle choices they make with regard to their health.
Using interactive games and activities we will learn by exchanging our cultural diversity, exchanging thoughts and ideas about the subject. Edutainment is a major concept in captivating the youth's attention and creativity.
We will compare the differences between the genders and see how different or similar we are and how each gender should consider lifestyle choices, allowing for equality between genders and allowing them to learn from each other. Healthier sexual life choices will also be discussed.
We will look at how stress of everyday life in young people affects (according also to their culture) their outlook on life with regard to healthy lifestyle choices. Once we have seen and understood how all these influences affect our lifestyle choices we will start working on methodologies to change our lifestyle choices to include a healthier diet and more exercise.
With a diverse group of young people such as the selected partners, we will be able to exchange thoughts and ideas from many different cultures and backgrounds and learn from each other and as an additional result we will combat xenophobia and racism in parallel.
Our hope is to change the outlook that young people have on life so that they can make better informed decisions with regard to their lifestyle choices. To create methods that they can incorporate into their lives to include healthy food and some exercise and healthier habits. We will also look at factors that cause stress and that drives us to make wrong choices. We will find ways to ease the pressures of life so that we can function with confidence and have a healthier future.
Great Britain, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain
Dates: 22/10/2013 - 30/10/2013