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HoS Persona Antonio

António 33

António lives with his girlfriend in a modern apartment in an urban area.

He is a journalist and is currently working from home. He has many friends and a caring girlfriend, but his family members live 300 km away.

He has some health concerns and has been meaning to make some changes in his lifestyle, namely in his eating habits.

COVID-19 has taken a toll on his routine and he has been spending most of his days at home.

António is interested in starting a new project or activity to meet new people and stay connected. He would also like to give back to his community. He is a wheelchair user.

How could you help António improve his lifestyle?

What is important to António?

  • Cutting-edge technology
  • His job and travelling
  • His personal style
  • Participating in the community
  • Environmental sustainability

What are the obstacles in his daily life?

  • He has diabetes and high blood pressure and has difficulties when talking about his health situations and needs
  • He has been eating unbalanced and irregular meals
  • Being a wheelchair user facing several obstacles in his everyday life when leaving his house, his motivation to leave his house is low, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Take a pick between the following modules!

Keeping Up With A Healthy Lifestyle

António eats at odd hours and has been eating a lot of sugar. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted his mental health and this has led to stress eating. He has diabetes and high blood pressure, so he would like to improve his diet. António can learn more about eating well on the module Lifestyle and Therapy (HEALTHY 02)!  He can also learn that a healthy diet is one of the possible choices to tackle his condition concerning Chronic Diseases (HEALTHY 03). And so can you! Take a sneak peek at the module and go on with your learning!

If you want to learn more about how Antonio’s life is affected by being constrained to his wheelchair, you can learn more about physical impairments in the module Physical and sensory impairment (HEALTHY 04).

Smart Home and Technology

António and his girlfriend just bought a property, a modern apartment in an urban area. António loves technology and is always up to date with smart creative strategies to implement in his home, whether it is a smart led lighting controller or a Motion Activated Bed Light LED Strip. He could learn more about Smart homes features in the modules Introduction to Remote Controlled Switch Sockets (SMART 08) and Introduction to Home Security Locks (SMART 07)! Are you also interested in this topic? Give it a go!

Because Antonio is a tech-savvy person and his lifestyle is very important to him, Antonio has already been interacting with wearable technologies. With his smart watch, he is able to show his lifestyle to everyone as well as tracking his fitness and eating goals. You want to learn more about Wearable Technology (SMART 06) Check it out!

Going outside

Since António has had low motivation to leave home due to his condition, he could learn more with this module about the benefits of going outside, being aware of the safe routes and the positive impact it would have on his life. Do you want to learn more about Mobility outside (BUILT 07)? Check it out!

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