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Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

Gain a basic understanding of the main components of lifestyle medicine as well as the importance of using the coach approach when counseling patients about behavior change.

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Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

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10,962 already enrolled!
Starts Aug 8

Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

Gain a basic understanding of the main components of lifestyle medicine as well as the importance of using the coach approach when counseling patients about behavior change.

Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine
8 weeks
5–10 hours per week
Self-paced
Progress at your own speed
Free
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There is one session available:

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Starts Aug 8

About this course

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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

What you'll learn

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  • 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

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