What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle related disease such as Heart Disease, Cancer and Diabetes are the biggest cause of death and disability worldwide. Lifestyle Medicine is a branch of evidence- based medicine in which comprehensive lifestyle changes (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management and social support) are used to prevent, treat and reverse the progression of chronic disease by addressing their underlying cause.
A Lifestyle medicine approach differs from conventional medicine in that it is aimed at modifying the behavioural and lifestyle basis of disease,rather than simply treating the disease. It requires the patient/client to be an active partner in the process rather than a passive recipient of medical care.
Garry Egger 2017