The Textbook of Lifestyle Medicine provides foundational knowledge essential to students and scientists across various disciplines to better understand this new area of research and practice. Incorporating the latest evidence-based research on the relationships between lifestyle factors and disease, this unique book discusses the practical tools necessary to address growing public health crises such as obesity, cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease using a holistic approach to physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.
The book offers comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of how lifestyle medicine professionals can prevent and mitigate ‘Lifestyle Diseases’. Clear and accessible chapters explore modifiable lifestyle factors that positively affect health, nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress control, and social support, and highlight the negative impact of smoking, alcohol abuse, and other unhealthy lifestyles. Topics include sleep physiology, the genetic background and development of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), the characteristics and principles of healthy lifestyle, the clinical significance of physical activity, and the mechanisms connecting social interaction and health implications. This important resource:
Discusses the global burden and risk factors of the modern disease epidemic
Covers a variety of nutritional approaches including the Mediterranean Diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet
Features in-depth coverage of the Mediterranean Lifestyle, a holistic approach to health and wellness
Includes a clinical practice section and appendices on preventive medicine and public health tools and recommendations
Contains key points, take-home messages, self-assessment questions, color artwork and numerous references, citations, internet links, and further reading suggestions
Written by two world experts in this growing field, the Textbook of Lifestyle Medicine is a must-have volume for students and practitioners in nutrition, exercise physiology, psychology, addiction therapy, sleep therapy, as well as physicians, nurses, and other health professionals wanting to expand their knowledge and practice.
About the Author
Labros S. Sidossis, PhD, FTOS, FAHA, FNAK, Distinguished Professor and Chairperson, Department of Kinesiology and Health; Professor, Department of Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Director, Wellness and Lifestyle Science Initiative; Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor and Director, Occupational Medicine Residency, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; Division Chief, Occupational Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.