OUR MISSION


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The focus of our Stanford Lifestyle Medicine Program is to provide guidance on key lifestyle practices, incorporating the latest technological and scientific advances to improve fitness, nutrition, sleep, stress management, social relationships, cognitive function, and gratitude to empower individuals in optimizing health and longevity.

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HEALTH IS: NUTRITION EXERCISE SLEEP STRESS MANAGEMENT RELATIONSHIPS PASSION AND PURPOSE COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT

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Resistance Training Is an Effective Method for Improving Muscle Mass and Function in Patient's With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Consuming a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet is Associated With Lower Odds of Moderate-to-Severe COVID-19

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SEVEN PILLARS OF

LIFESTYLE MEDICINE


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.

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We aim to highlight the most rigorous research in each pillar. We break down the research into meaningful
recommendations for patients and healthcare providers. 

OUR PROGRAM


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.

IN COLLABORATION


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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.

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