The mission of the Stanford Lifestyle Medicine Program is to conduct research and provide expert guidance in healthy aging and optimal performance to create actionable, reliable, and continuously updated resources that translate evidence-based research into consumable content for all.
HEALTH IS: NUTRITION EXERCISE SLEEP STRESS MANAGEMENT RELATIONSHIPS PASSION AND PURPOSE COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT
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The Healing Powers of Art
What Effect Can Physical Activity Have on Your Mental Health?
The Heart of the Matter: How Social Isolation and Loneliness Impact Cardiovascular Health
A Metareview of Lifestyle Psychiatry
A Strong Sense of Life Purpose is Associated With Better Quality of Life
Dysfunctional Breathing Patterns Have Been Associated With Several Musculoskeletal Conditions
A Mindfulness Program May Be Just as Effective as Medication at Reducing Anxiety
Study Suggests the Benefits of Prebiotic Supplements Were Dependent on Dietary Fiber Intake
Lifestyle May Be More Important Than Age in Determining Risk of Cognitive Decline
Research Suggets Whole Food Diets Improve Mood and Quality of Life
Any Amount of Physical Activity Yields Health Benefits and Is Better Than None
Increasing Weight or Increasing Reps: Can Both Make You Stronger?
Money Is Important But It Is Not Everything It When Comes to Well-Being
Exercise During Difficult Times May Have Prolonged Positive Effects on Mood and Stress
Healthy Lifestyle Habits Have Positive Effects on Mental Health
Now Might Be the Time to Add Mindfulness Activities in Your Daily Routine
A One-Hour Walk in Nature Decreases Activity in the Stress-Related Regions of the Brain
Creatine Supplementation Improves Healthspan and Muscle Preservation in Older Adults
Resistance Training Is an Effective Method for Improving Muscle Mass and Function in Patient's With Rheumatoid Arthritis
High Intensity and Low Intensity Strength Training are Good for Knee Osteoarthritis
SEVEN PILLARS OF
We selected our lifestyle medicine pillars according to evidence-based research. All of our pillars have an impact on long-term physical and mental health and can be broken down into a series of smaller behavioral changes. These pillars are interrelated. Positive behavioral changes in one pillar can motivate behavioral change in another pillar.
Our Lifestyle Medicine Program was launched in 2019 under the guidance of Program Director, Michael Fredericson, MD with assistance from Associate Director, Douglas Noordsy, MD. Our Initiative focuses on: developing accessible Lifestyle Medicine content, raising awareness, establishing a team of experts, providing education platforms for healthcare providers, and performing quantitative and qualitative research to improve our impact.
Lifestyle behaviors encompass many elements of a fully-lived life. Healthy behaviors and lifestyle interventions can help individuals and families improve longevity and decrease chronic disease. We collaborate with the Stanford Center on Longevity to redesign an approach to a century-long life that is available to all, independent of background.
We believe that Lifestyle Medicine will continue to grow as a field. We believe collaboration between institutions, societies, and researchers will enable more patients to access and understand evidence-based recommendations. Please let us know if you are interested in working with us.