Lifestyle Medicine is a practice that supports the pillars of life: Optimal nourishment, movement, relaxation and nonjudgmental focused awareness, good sleep, caring social connections, and healthy patterns of behavior.
The American College of Lifestyle Medicine states “Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, such as a predominantly whole food, plant-based diet, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substance use, and other non-drug modalities, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent”.
We have created this Lifestyle Medicine Website to provide resources for practitioners, staff, and patients to support Optimizing Lifestyle and thus Optimizing Health. We have divided resources into three categories: internal to our institution, local to our community and virtual (websites, blogs and apps).
The Practice of Lifestyle Medicine
- Stony Brook Wellness and Chronic Illness program
(Wellness & Chronic Illness Service | Stony Brook Medicine)
- Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group:
- Ed and Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital https://southampton.stonybrookmedicine.edu/services/wellness-institute
Site of Stacey Funt MD, a lifestyle medicine educator, a national board certified health and wellness coach and a Co-Active trained life coach . Site has also great resources for lifestyle changes
- Corporate Wellness Programs, Holistic Weight Loss And Personal Trainer - Evolve Wellness Health Coaching - Sayville, Ny
home of certified health coach, personal trainer, sports yoga instructor ,certified plant based nutrition
Alpine Heath is a lifestyle medicine practice that supports people in achieving wellness through healthful eating, exercise, coping with stress, sleeping better, social connectedness, and counseling on habits and patterns like alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. It is led by a doctor -psychologist team whose philosophy is to listen and help people create their own path to health, from wherever they are
- American College of Lifestyle Medicine (http://www.lifestylemedicine.org/)
- Harvard program (http://www.instituteoflifestylemedicine.org/ )
- Harvard introduction to lifestyle medicine course (https://matterhorn.dce.harvard.edu/engage/player/watch.html?id=d470eb42-880d-416c-a7ca-1901b478f9a5)
- Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine for patients (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K7_i0CWxNSI8H5FXqCRkjj8po3nFvVBY/view)
- Dean Ornish’s program and research (http://ornishspectrum.com/proven-program/ )
- Website with webinars on applications of lifestyle medicine to various diseases. (https://lifestylefacts.org/about/ )
- Educational forum on healthy living from Harvard school of public health (http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/ )