Within Lifestyle Medicine, there are increasing evidence-based recommendations across each of our five pillars: nutrition, sleep, fitness, stress management, and social relationships. The quantity of evidence can make it difficult for patients and healthcare providers to determine relevance and stay up to date.
We work with experts within each pillar to evaluate research. Here, we share rigorous research from institutions, societies, and healthcare providers across our five pillars. We also share research publications that combine all five pillars or that highlight Lifestyle Medicine awareness/education.
In our short list of research selections, we focused on including evidence for diverse populations and highlighting publications across a broad range of journals. Although our selections represent a small subset of Lifestyle Medicine publications, we believe this research has the potential to shape the field of lifestyle medicine, improve quality of life, and/or prevent chronic disease.
In addition, we are working with contributors to generate “research spotlights.” In these research spotlights, we highlight meaningful research in an engaging manner. We hope our research spotlights can further discussion and highlight potential Lifestyle Medicine applications for patients and healthcare providers.
(Aug, 2014) High-intensity interval training in patients with lifestyle-induced cardiometabolic disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine.
(Sept, 2013) Promoting physical activity for elders with compromised function: the lifestyle Interventions and Independence for elders (LIFE) study physical activity intervention. Clinical Interventions in Aging.
(Jun, 2009) Promoting healthy lifestyles among adolescent boys: The Fitness Improvement and Lifestyle Awareness Program RCT. Preventative Medicine.
(Oct, 2019) A brief diet intervention can reduce symptoms of depression in young adults – A randomised controlled trial. PLOS ONE.