What is Lifestyle Medicine
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Did you know that 80% or more of all healthcare spending in the United States is tied to the treatment of conditions associated with poor lifestyle choices?
According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Lifestyle Medicine uses evidenced-based therapeutic approaches to prevent, treat, and oftentimes, reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis, and multiple types of cancer. Therapeutic approaches promote replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones by eating healthfully, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky substance abuse, adequate sleep, and having a strong support system. Talk to your healthcare provider to discuss ways you can incorporate lifestyle medicine to help prevent, treat, or reverse chronic diseases.