Posted: 15th April 2019
Subject: IM Specialities / Sub-category: Lifestyle Medicine
An Overview – Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle medicine is a branch of medicine dealing with research, prevention and treatment of disorders caused by lifestyle factors such as nutrition, physical inactivity, and chronic stress. In the clinic, major barriers to lifestyle counselling are that physicians feel ill-prepared and are skeptical about their patients’ receptivity.
Poor lifestyle choices like dietary patterns, physical inactivity, tobacco use, excessive alcohol consumption, as well as psychosocial factors, e.g. chronic stress and lack of social support and community, contribute to chronic disease. Coaching people how to cook healthy food at home can be part of a lifestyle-oriented medical practice.
Lifestyle Medicine Lead Body
For more information, please select Lead Body – British Society of Lifestyle Medicine in Resources on the left, to be redirected to their site.