Lifestyle Medicine is the medical specialty which uses therapeutic interventions as a primary method to prevent, treat and sometimes even reverse chronic conditions. Lifestyle Medicine Physicians use evidence-based strategies to achieve these goals. There are six pillars to success used in lifestyle medicine:
- Diet (healthy, wholesome and nutritious foods)
- Physical Activity
- High Quality Sleep
- Stress Management
- Avoidance of Risky Substances
- Positive Social Connections
Lifestyle medicine has the ability to prevent, treat and reverse some of the most common chronic diseases which cause 80% of all illnesses. Lifestyle medicine also adds to a healthy heart. Did you know, 80% of heart conditions are a direct result of your lifestyle? By addressing the 6 pillars, you can drastically improve your lifestyle while minimizing your chances of suffering from cardiovascular disease.
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About Lifestyle Medicine
Is Lifestyle Medicine for me?
Lifestyle medicine is suitable for absolutely every person of any age, sex, fitness level, ethnicity or system of beliefs. It is never too late to make changes which can lead to a healthier, happier and better life.
Lifestyle medicine is not about going to the doctor to get ‘fixed’. It is about identifying the causes of conditions and getting actively involved to prevent, treat or even reverse them. When the 6 pillars of Lifestyle Medicine are addressed and worked on individually the collective result is significant.