Liana S. Lianov, MD, MPH


August 15, 2011

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Tools to Promote Lifestyle Medicine

In spite of these obstacles, some organizations are beginning to promote healthy behaviors as first-line prescriptions. The American College of Sports Medicine has an Exercise is Medicine™ campaign to promote exercise prescriptions. The American Medical Association offers 2 toolkits:

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers the Americans in Motion-Healthy Interventions . This initiative is designed to improve the health of all Americans through a multifaceted fitness program that addresses physical activity, nutrition, and emotional well being in the individual, family, and community. Leaders in lifestyle medicine, such as the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), acknowledge these efforts but believe that more can be done to assist healthcare providers to offer lifestyle medicine services and address the barriers to prescribing these services.


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