Lifestyle Medicine

  title={Lifestyle Medicine},
  author={J. Mechanick and Robert F Kushner},
  booktitle={Springer International Publishing},

Lifestyle medicine pillars as predictors of psychological flourishing

Positive Psychology Interventions (PPI) are widely applied to improving wellbeing and helping individuals flourish. At the same time, Lifestyle Medicine (LM) offers an opportunity to boost PPI and

Diet and Health in Otolaryngology.

Internists’ ambivalence toward their role in health counseling and promotion: A qualitative study on the internists’ beliefs and attitudes

It is demonstrated that little belief in the success of HC&P nurtured ambivalence about the internists’ role and their tasks and responsibilities and a conceptual framework was developed that may inform the development of the competences of the Health Advocate role of internists in education and practice.

Effect of a 12-week Community-based Intervention to Improve Social Capital, Quality of Life, Self-care, and Health Literacy among Older People: A Quasi-experimental Trial

Community-based interventions with a variety of diverse and participatory components can be used as a strategy to promote the health of the elderly in primary health care in Isfahan, Iran.

Effect of a Rehabilitation Program After Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Transplantation for Advanced Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: A 10-Year Follow-Up Study

What Are We Measuring When We Evaluate Digital Interventions for Improving Lifestyle? A Scoping Meta-Review

The concept of lifestyle is still unclear and fragmented, making it hard to evaluate the complex interconnections of unhealthy behaviors, and their impact on health, so clarifying this concept, refining its operationalization, and defining the reporting guidelines should be considered as the current research priorities.

Lifestyle Factors and Obesity

Healthy lifestyle pillars that must be considered in obesity prevention and treatment, including right nutrition, regular physical activity, optimal sleep, moderation in alcohol consumption, absence of smoking, and mindfulness are described.

Lifestyle Medicine and Economics: A Proposal for Research Priorities Informed by a Case Series of Disease Reversal

Proof of concept is demonstrated by detailing four cases that utilized an intensive, therapeutic lifestyle intervention change (ITLC) to dramatically reverse disease and reduce healthcare costs.

The Management of Extrapulmonary Comorbidities and Treatable Traits; Obesity, Physical Inactivity, Anxiety, and Depression, in Adults With Asthma

The prevalence and impact of extrapulmonary comorbidities/risk factors or “traits,” which have been found to co-exist in asthma (obesity, symptoms of depression and/or anxiety and physical inactivity), the impact these traits have on future outcomes (including exacerbation risk and quality of life) and asthma management are discussed.



A randomized controlled trial of a commercial internet weight loss program.

This study provides consumers with important information about the probable benefits they can expect from participating in a popular Internet-based weight loss program and a last-observation-carried-forward analysis found that women in the manual group lost significantly more weight than those treated by

Effect of a Behavioral/Nutritional Intervention Program on Weight Loss in Obese Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial

A behavioral intervention with a low-energy diet including 5 meal replacements and 5 servings of fruits or vegetables enabled obese individuals to lose 13 kg more than control subjects over a 24-week period.

The Effects of a Commercially Available Weight Loss Program among Obese Patients with Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Study

It is suggested that obese patients with type 2 diabetes will experience significant improvements in weight, glycemic control, and cardiovascular disease risk factors after the use of a commercially available weight management program.

Efficacy of Meal Replacements Versus a Standard Food-Based Diet for Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes A Controlled Clinical Trial

A diet using portion-controlled meal replacements yielded significantly greater initial weight loss and less regain after 1 year of maintenance than a standard, self-selected, food-based diet.

Randomized Trial of a Multifaceted Commercial Weight Loss Program

Whether a commercial weight loss program promotes greater weight loss in overweight or obese women compared with control conditions is tested and the effect on plasma lipids, carotenoids, hormones, and fitness is described.

Weight loss with selfhelp compared with a structured commercial program

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Executive summary: Guidelines (2013) for the management of overweight and obesity in adults

Recognizing that the expert panels/work groups did not consider evidence beyond 2011 (except as specified in the methodology), the ACC, AHA and collaborating societies plan to begin updating these guidelines starting in 2014.

A randomized controlled trial of a community-based behavioral counseling program.