Health care, participation and well-being in rural areas are among the most important challenges in our region. As a regional innovation driver, Münster UAS is dedicated to these challenges in research and practice, developing sustainable solutions and implementing them directly.
With the project "münster.land.leben", Münster UAS is developing sustainable solution ideas for the health and care sector that will make life in Münsterland even more attractive. The project is funded by the Innovative University Initiative of the Federal Government and the Länder.
In a total of 13 sub-projects, münster.land.leben aims to promote the exchange between science and society, develop new concepts and anchor measures in the long term. These include, for example, a participative health network in the district of Borken and new, digital forms of interaction to promote the health literacy of citizens in the district of Warendorf.
Lifestyle is a decisive factor in longevity. A healthy diet, sufficient exercise and targeted relaxation phases are all part of a healthy lifestyle. This is where the Healthy Lifestyle Community sub-project of münster.land.leben comes in. Interested people are grouped together and form a cohort. By doing sports together or cooking together, the participants are motivated to continue taking part. At the end of the programme, there is a closing event. But that's not all, because in most cases friendships have formed that pursue the same goal together: A healthy lifestyle.