LIFESTYLE MEDICINE PILLARS
Although the principles of Lifestyle Medicine are similar across institutions and societies, there are minor differences in proposed pillars. We selected our five Lifestyle Medicine pillars: fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress management, and social relationships, based off of rigor of evidence-based recommendations and potential for meaningful behavioral change.
Movement is essential for physical and mental health. Fitness can be fun, and with some creativity, can be integrated into everyday life. Cardiovascular and muscle-strengthening activities help optimize health and longevity. Learn more
Nutrition science highlights a large range of dietary habits that can support long-term health. We highlight recommendations from trusted sources to empower individuals to make educated and delicious nutrition decisions. Learn more
Sleep is key for full body restoration. Developing a framework to optimize sleep can improve health outcome, intellectual function, and mood. Simple sleep lifestyle modifications can decrease risk for chronic disease. Learn more
Stress that continues without relief can upset the body’s equilibrium. Long-term stress can contribute to or worsen chronic disease. Evaluating external stressors and learning stress management techniques can modulate the stress response. Learn more
Humans are social beings. We are wired to connect with one another. Social connection can extend to include family, friends, community, or even strangers. Health benefits from social connection extend from longevity to chronic disease prevention. Learn more