Special Issue "The Lifestyle Medicine Movement: An Extention of Public Health into Medicine"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Lifestyle is linked to the leading causes of death globally, including overconsumption of alcohol, use of tobacco, sedentary behavior, and poor dietary choices. Despite the growing recognition of the importance of lifestyle factors in the prevention of disease and promotion of health and wellness (including their inclusion into practice guidelines), many patients have not been receiving counselling on this topic, sparking the Lifestyle Medicine movement.
This Special Issue will utilize the following definition of Lifestyle Medicine based on those of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and the American College of Preventative Medicine:
The whole person approach to medicine, health, and wellness using evidence-based behavioural interventions to promote dietary patterns emphasizing whole foods and plants, being physically active, sufficient and restorative sleep, stress management, positive social support, and environmental exposure management.
This Special Issue offers an opportunity to publish high-quality multidisciplinary research and reviews that focus on the impact of the Lifestyle Medicine movement. Investigators who have conducted research on these topics are invited to submit manuscripts for consideration for this Special Issue in IJERPH.
Dr. Leigh A. Frame
Manuscript Submission Information
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- lifestyle medicine
- physical activity
- behavior change