Marathon Family Health Team is launching a new Lifestyle Medicine Program in January 2023!
Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle approaches that promote good health and wellbeing, such as a healthy eating patterns, exercise, sleep, stress management, avoiding risky substances, and social connectedness, to prevent, treat, and manage lifestyle-related chronic diseases that are all too prevalent today.
Lifestyle Medicine is based on what a growing body of scientific evidence shows us: a healthy lifestyle is medicine. This type of medicine is effective, simple and has only positive side effects!
Suboptimal lifestyle choices underlie many chronic diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, stroke, obesity, osteoporosis, and many cancers. By promoting healthy lifestyle choices, Lifestyle Medicine treats the root issue of these diseases, not just the symptoms.
For more information about the Lifestyle Medicine Program, click here.