Lifestyle medicine is an interdisciplinary field of internal medicine, psychosocial and neurosciences, public and environmental health, and biology. Key lifestyle medicine principles include prevention strategies that address lifestyle habits, the underlying biological causes and the pathophysiology common to LRDs (e.g. low-grade systemic inflammation, dysregulated stress axis, metabolic dysfunctions etc.).
Lifestyle medicine also addresses more distant causes such as urban design and invites initiatives to redesign urban areas to make cities and neighborhoods more social and conducive to healthier lifestyles.
As such, lifestyle medicine is an adjunct form of treatment that helps to bridge the best aspects of public health and conventional clinical medicine.
Lifestyle medicine is recognised internationally as an evidence based certified medical practice.