Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle factors including poor nutrition and physical inactivity are critical determinants of health, causing a pandemic of chronic diseases, premature death and unsustainable healthcare costs. Currently, 50 percent of Americans live with one or more chronic illnesses in which diet, exercise and stress play a key role.
Lifestyle Medicine is the science and application of 49 healthy lifestyles as interventions for the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, some neurological conditions and some cancers. It is the evidence-based specialty bridging the science of physical activity, nutrition, stress management and resilience; sleep hygiene and other healthy habits to individuals through clinical practice in healthcare.
Upcoming start dates
- Self-paced Online
Who should attend?
- Conceptualize how lifestyle behaviors resulted in chronic disease in the US
- Chronic disease epidemic affects our economic health as a nation.
- What is Lifestyle Medicine and its differences from traditional Western medicine.
- Tools to develop a personal, healthy lifestyle
- Lifestyle factors contribution to leading health killers in the US
- Health relationships between food production, politics, economics and the environment
- Commit to improvement in personal health choices
Course delivery details
This course is offered through Doane University, a partner institute of EdX.
5–10 hours per week
- Verified Track -$99
- Audit Track - Free
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