Creating a substantial, global network of country-based Lifestyle Medicine societies. — Medical Professionals prescribing lifestyle, improving human health and wellbeing, and addressing the epidemic of non-communicable disease.
The Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance represents a convergence of health care professionals who connect and inspire one another to be an authoritative voice for Lifestyle Medicine globally; to manifest the vision of a world without non-communicable disease.
By providing connection, collaboration, tools, and best practice frameworks, LMGA plays a key role in assisting countries to develop vibrant, sustainable Lifestyle Medicine organizations. These organizations then advance the evidence-based practice of Lifestyle Medicine to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease internationally.
Lifestyle Medicine is the use of nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and social connection as the primary therapy for treatment and reversal of disease.
Live and virtual educational events and opportunities for physicians, allied health professionals, and health care executives are available through Lifestyle Medicine sister organizations.
The world is awakening to the urgent need to redefine healthcare—to educate, equip and empower individuals to protect health and fight disease through the power of lifestyle.
Around the Globe:
From Canada to Australia, the United States of America to Asia, Europe to Latin America, Lifestyle Medicine is being recognized by all as the foundation for sustainable healthcare.
Why is Lifestyle Medicine Essential to Sustainable Health and Healthcare?
The rise in chronic disease trends and related healthcare spending in the United State and in many other countries around the world is unsustainable. Type 2 diabetes alone is a looming global pandemic with incalculable consequences.
or more of all healthcare spending in the U.S. is tied to the treatment of conditions rooted in poor lifestyle choices, with similar statistics in many countries around the world. : Chronic diseases—also known as non-communicable diseases—are among the most common, costly and preventable of all health conditions.