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The Fruitful Fifteen (Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine) Oct. 18, 2020 Source:


According to the World Health Organization, 80% of chronic diseases can be prevented using lifestyle!

Lifestyle as medicine means using lifestyle to prevent and treat chronic diseases (like cardiovascular disease) that are prevalent worldwide!

Lifestyle medicine is evidence-based—meaning it combines evidence with action.

Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine (and some resources to check out for each)


Physical Activity

Substance Use Cessation

Social Support

10% Happier App and Book by Dan Harris


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Stress Management

Check out the Calm, Headspace, 10% Happier or Insight Timer*

The pillars are all connected and integrated.

Episode Links and Resources:


Episode Corrections:

We called the Insight Timer app “Intention Timer.” Sorry about that Insight Timer!

NHANES study:

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