Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based practice that helps individuals and families improve their health and quality of life by adopting and sustaining lifestyle behaviours, such as:
• Stopping smoking
• Improving diet
• Practicing stress relief techniques
• Increasing physical activity
Poor lifestyle choices are the root cause of modern chronic diseases, contributing to 70% of long term illnesses. Scientific evidence is clear: adults with common chronic conditions who adhere to a healthy lifestyle experience rapid, significant improvements in their health.
What does a consultation involve?
• Taking a detailed personal, family and medical history
• Exploring dietary, exercise and sleep habits; sources of stress and coping mechanisms
• Assessing health concerns and evaluating symptoms
• Performing a baseline medical assessment, including waist and hip measurements, weight and blood pressure.
• Where required, it may also involve review of a baseline blood panel, identifying risk factors for development of chronic or lifestyle-related conditions for which lifestyle interventions would be useful, such as diabetes or heart disease
• A coaching segment to draw out a personalised lifestyle self-care plan that you can implement and sustain.