May 24 through May 31, 2020: Lifestyle Medicine Week is a global celebration of healthy behaviors and a public awareness campaign on the impact our choices can have on chronic disease.
This week focuses public awareness on the six essential Lifestyle elements that optimize health – nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress, substance abuse, and social connection.
In celebrating this week, we empower all people to ask their health professional: 1) to be educated about Lifestyle Medicine as an evidence-based, growing field of medicine, 2) to treat with lifestyle interventions first, and 3) to spread health by living by example.
DEFINITION: Lifestyle Medicine is the use of a whole food, plant-predominant diet, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection as a primary therapy for the treatment and reversal of chronic disease.
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Learn about the global movement. @lifestylemedicineglobal.org