Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wellness?

Wellness is the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort. It is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes preventing illness and staying healthy, as opposed to emphasizing treating diseases.

Why Wellness for JAINA?

South Asians are at higher risk of chronic diseases due to their poor diet, sedentary lifestyle and inherited genes. Indians, in particular, have a 2 to 4 time greater risk of having heart disease compared to other populations, regardless of where they live. Unfortunately, vegetarian Indians have a similar increased risk of heart disease and diabetes as non-vegetarians. A striking statistic to remember is: 50% of South Asians with heart disease are under the age 55.

How will this program work?

This health program is called JWell – JAINA Wellness for Life. With guidance from the JAINA wellness committee, participating Jain organizations will recruit champion(s) to execute this program locally. In addition, JAINA is collaborating with the South Asian Heart Center to offer an evidenced-based lifestyle program for all Jain organizations and its members in North America. This standardized program provides actionable steps for sustained health improvement and disease prevention.

To Learn More, View the Below Presentations:

JAINA Wellness Program
Why Wellness at JAINA

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