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Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine
About this courseSkip About this course
Lifestyle factors including poor nutrition and physical inactivity are critical determinants of health, causing a pandemic of chronic diseases, premature death and unsustainable healthcare costs. Currently, 50 percent of Americans live with one or more chronic illnesses in which diet, exercise and stress play a key role.
Lifestyle Medicine is the science and application of 49 healthy lifestyles as interventions for the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, some neurological conditions and some cancers. It is the evidence-based specialty bridging the science of physical activity, nutrition, stress management and resilience; sleep hygiene and other healthy habits to individuals through clinical practice in healthcare.
At a glance
- Language: English
- Video Transcript: English
- Associated skills: Academic Integrity, Chronic Diseases, Clinical Practices, Neurology, Resilience, Cardiovascular Disease, Physical Exercises, Auditing, Stress Management, Cancer, Social Determinants Of Health, Patient Education And Counseling, Diabetes Mellitus, Network Bridging
What you'll learnSkip What you'll learn
- Conceptualize how lifestyle behaviors resulted in chronic disease in the US
- Chronic disease epidemic affects our economic health as a nation.
- What is Lifestyle Medicine and its differences from traditional Western medicine.
- Tools to develop a personal, healthy lifestyle
- Lifestyle factors contribution to leading health killers in the US
- Health relationships between food production, politics, economics and the environment
- Commit to improvement in personal health choices