CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Angiogenesis Foundation, in collaboration with musician/activist Peter Gabriel, has launched the Do iT Yourself Health Revolution (SM), an outside-of-the-box solution to wellness that puts practical actions, informed by scientific evidence, into the hands of the people.
"The current healthcare system is intrinsically flawed because it is designed to chase and treat diseases, rather than keep people healthy in the first place," commented Dr. William Li, President and Medical Director of the Angiogenesis Foundation. "Our vision is to change this approach by equipping individuals across all ages and societies with ways to protect their own health."
The DiY Health Revolution harnesses the new science of wellness and guides users to form better lifestyle habits through diet, exercise, sleep and maintaining emotional well-being--the four pillars to wellness. By recommending easy steps to EAT, MOVE, SLEEP, and SMILE (SM), DiY Health leverages state-of-the-art knowledge, cross-sector collaborations, mobile technology, and power of the people to establish health as a basic human right for everyone, anywhere in the world.
"It has been wonderful to watch how new technology, especially the mobile phone, has transformed industries by putting choice, control and power into the hands of the users," says Peter Gabriel, an advisor and supporter of the Angiogenesis Foundation. "This disruptive technology is, at last, beginning to hit healthcare and may enable it to reach all the world's population for the very first time."
Starting with today's launch, the Foundation is providing new members of the initiative with health-saving tips that can be shared across social networks. To sign up, visit www.diyhealth.org and connect on Facebook and Twitter.
DiY Health will be presented at the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this Thursday.
The Angiogenesis Foundation is the world's first 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health through angiogenesis, the process used by the body to grow new blood vessels. Angiogenesis is a "common denominator" of health and must be kept in balance to protect our well-being. Impacted by lifestyle choices and behaviors, an imbalance in angiogenesis can cause over 70 of the world's most dreaded diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. The Angiogenesis Foundation works to help people lead healthier, longer lives by maintaining or restoring the balance to blood vessel growth.
SOURCE The Angiogenesis Foundation