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Doane University

Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

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Lifestyle factors including poor nutrition and physical inactivity are critical determinants of health, causing a pandemic of chronic diseases, premature death and unsustainable healthcare costs. Currently, 50 percent of Americans live with one or more chronic illnesses in which diet, exercise and stress play a key role.

Lifestyle Medicine is the science and application of 49 healthy lifestyles as interventions for the prevention and treatment of lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, obesity, some neurological conditions and some cancers. It is the evidence-based specialty bridging the science of physical activity, nutrition, stress management and resilience; sleep hygiene and other healthy habits to individuals through clinical practice in healthcare.

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Amanda McKinney


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  • Anonymous
    I feel ripped off. I have been auditing the course and enjoying it, but as an audit student was only able to access up to half of Module 3 - need to pay to access any more. This is not the impression given about auditing. I do recommend the course for anyone interested in lifestyle medicine - just disappointed that the provider was not more upfront about the limitations for audit.
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    Sakthivel Gunaseakaran
    I am sakthivel from tamilnadu..m complete in graduate .I have the desire to study psychology .I very interesting and important in our life in psychology ....I like ths mahhhh career and personal development and etc....

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