Translating Personal Health Data into Everyday Health and Happiness

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
2:45pm - 3:45pm

Vic Strecher, Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan

With so much data at our fingertips today, from biometric screenings to behavioral assessments, we have the opportunity to take charge of our own health and well-being. By combining data inputs from our physicians with our own behavioral elements, such as the information from our wearable devices, we are now able to identify which health stats we should try to achieve every day in order for us to live the happiest and healthiest lives possible. In this session, behavioral scientist and University of Michigan professor, Vic Strecher, will discuss the importance of being cognizant of environmental and behavioral factors as they relate to getting the optimal amount of energy and willpower on a daily basis. 

Key takeaways from this session include:
- How daily alignment with one's purpose in life is beneficial to health, well-being, and resilience
- How daily biometric assessment, when combined with environmental and behavioral assessment, can predict daily energy and willpower to match one's most valued goals
- How awareness of behavioral and environmental predictors of daily energy and willpower, when combined with purposeful living, can provide motivation and engagement required for long-term health behavior change and well-being

Vic Strecher

Vic Strecher