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.
- (Apr, 2019) Community-Engaged Lifestyle Medicine as a Framework for Health Equity: Principles for Lifestyle Medicine in Low-Resource Settings. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (Dec, 2018) Lifestyle Medicine: Successful Reimbursement Methods and Practice Models. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (Jun, 2018) Advancing Health Equity with Lifestyle Medicine. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (Aug, 2017) A Micropractice/Community Partnership Model for Lifestyle Medicine. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
(May, 2017) Applying the Business of Lifestyle Medicine. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (Jul, 2015) Lifestyle Medicine Curricula: An Initiative to Include Lifestyle Medicine in Our Nation’s Medical Schools. Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
- (Oct, 2014) Lifestyle medicine potential for reversing a world of chronic disease epidemics: from cell to community. The International Journal of Clinical Practice.
(Aug, 2019) Performing different kinds of physical exercise differentially attenuates the genetic effects on obesity measures: Evidence from 18,424 Taiwan Biobank participants. Plos Genetics.
- (May, 2019) Outdoor physical activity bears multiple benefits to health and society. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness.
- (Jun, 2017) Running as a Key Lifestyle Medicine for Longevity. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases.
- (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.
- (January, 2019) A Novel Culinary Medicine Course for Undergraduate Medical Education. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (August, 2018) Treating the Whole Person: Food as Lifestyle Medicine. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- (August, 2018) Family meals among parents: Associations with nutritional, social and emotional wellbeing. Preventive Medicine.
- (October, 2017) Mindfulness‐based interventions for weight loss: a systematic review and meta‐analysis. Obesity Treatment.
- (March, 2017) Food Revolution. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (Sep, 2019) Precision Medicine for Sleep Loss and Fatigue Management. Sleep Medicine Clinics.
- (Jan, 2018) Sleep Quality and Nutritional Intake in Subjects with Sleep Issues According to Perceived Stress Levels. Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
(Jan, 2017) Behavioral Factors Related to Sleep Quality and Duration in Adults. Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (Apr, 2016) Influence of Sleep on Fertility in Women. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (Nov, 2014) The bidirectional relationship between exercise and sleep: Implications for exercise adherence and sleep improvement. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (July, 2010) Exercise as a Treatment to Enhance Sleep. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (May, 2019) Are Mindful Exercises Safe and Beneficial for Treating Chronic Lower Back Pain? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Clinical Medicine.
- (Feb, 2019) The Use of Yoga to Manage Stress and Burnout in Healthcare Workers: A Systematic Review. Journal of Clinical Medicine.
- (Apr, 2018) Combining Lifestyle Medicine and Positive Psychology to Improve Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (Mar, 2017) Changes in Mindfulness and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Among Veterans Enrolled in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Journal of Clinical Psychology.
- (Jun, 2016) The Laughter Prescription: A Tool for Lifestyle Medicine. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (May, 2019) Maintenance and Development of Social Connection by People with Long-term Conditions: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
(Nov, 2017) The Connection Prescription: Using the Power of Social Interactions and the Deep Desire for Connectedness to Empower Health and Wellness. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.
- (Sept, 2017) Advancing social connection as a public health priority in the United States. The American Psychologist.
- (Dec, 2011) The power of social connection and support in improving health: lessons from social support interventions with childbearing women. BMC Public Health.
(July, 2010) Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review. PLOS Medicine.