Lake Nona is bringing another wellness-oriented initiative to its residents through a partnership with Dr. Deepak Chopra, officials announced on Wednesday during the Impact Forum.
Soon, Lake Nona residents will have access to a customized version of Chopra’s new health and wellness app Jiyo.
“We want Lake Nona to be a place where you have every opportunity to be your best see, to perform at your best, and Lake Nona’s Jiyo platform will provide our community with another amazing tool to accomplish that,” said Gloria Caulfield, executive director of the Lake Nona Institute, in a news release.
Chopra launched Jiyo last June with co-founder Poonacha Machaiah. Jiyo — pronounced Jaayo - means “to use yourself,” in Japanese and Chinese Buddhist.
Dubbed a “personal well-being companion,” the social app can track the users’ behavior and offer insights and suggestions based on habits.
For instance, during a flight from East Coast to West Coast, it provides the user with suggested stretches, and once the plane lands, it offers articles about adjusting to the time difference, said Machaiah, in an interview at Lake Nona.
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Its Lake Nona version, however, gives residents customized content focused on personal growth, exercise, nutrition, sleep, and relationships. It will also connect them with local health events and provide them with enhanced insights and analytics.
Lake Nona is the second community to get a custom, or “Smart City”, version of Jiyo.
The first Smart City for Jiyo was Aspen, where the app is customized to bring “programs on addiction management, understanding weather cycles and patterns, and very specific things,” that don’t apply elsewhere, said Machaiah. “So we want to make this hyperlocal.”
The Jiyo app is also available for free — with in-app purchase options — in app stores. The “Smart City” plantform is only available in participating cities.
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