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Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

Learning Objectives
1. Define lifestyle medicine
2. Discuss the importance and timeliness of lifestyle medicine
3. Review evidence and current endorsements and guidelines for lifestyle medicine
4. Illustrate six key interventions to treat lifestyle-related chronic conditions
5. Explore unique components of a lifestyle medicine practice
6. Describe opportunities to train and certify in lifestyle medicine
7. Discuss the emerging priorities for lifestyle medicine
1 Credit CME

Lifestyle change, as an essential treatment intervention to addressing chronic disease, is increasing among physicians and health professionals internationally. Lifestyle, once recognized as an essential prevention strategy, is now acknowledged as a foundational and efficacious treatment approach for a redesigned health care system for improved outcomes, lower costs, and improved patient satisfaction. In this course, the 2020-2022 ACLM President, Cate Collings, MD, MS, FACC, DipABLM, defines lifestyle medicine, discusses the evidence base, explains six key interventions, and demonstrates how lifestyle medicine has the power to treat and often reverse disease and provide a solution for real health care reform.

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The American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) is a medical professional society that provides high-quality, evidence-based education and certification prerequisites in the clinical practice of lifestyle medicine. Learn more.

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