is What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle Medicine is a method of healthcare that focuses upon the needs of the individual and recognises that there are many physical and mental health conditions that can be improved and alleviated by changing to healthier patterns of lifestyle.
There is an increasing recognition of how lifestyle management and simple changes to a person's daily routine can alter the course of chronic disease and in some cases, prevent the need for medication.
Diet is an important factor within the practice of lifestyle medicine but there are other aspects of someone's life that may also benefit from change, such as:
Exercise and movement
Relationships and participation in community
Work and purposeful living
Environment and access to natural light and nature
Patterns of thinking and entrenched behaviours
Appropriate methods of stress management
Access to social, emotional and spiritual fulfillment.
Further information about some of the organisations which are promoting the more widespread use of lifestyle medicine in the UK can be found below :-
Public Health Collaboration https://phcuk.org/ (Member)
College of Medicine and Integrated Health https://collegeofmedicine.org.uk/about/
Inspired Medics https://www.inspiredmedics.co.uk/aboutus