Lifestyle Medicine is Preventive Medicine
Lifestyle medicine is the evidence-based therapeutic approach to prevent, treat and reverse lifestyle-related chronic diseases.
At its heart are a set of core competencies and the use of comprehensive lifestyle interventions to address underlying disease risks—thereby decreasing illness burden and improving clinical outcomes within value-based medicine. Lifestyle interventions are designed to address behavior related to nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, social support, and environmental exposures.
Preventive Medicine strives to maintain health and prevent disease in patients and populations. Addressing lifestyle is an important aspect to achieving this goal