Lifestyle Medicine

A Manual for Clinical Practice

  • Jeffrey I. Mechanick
  • Robert F. Kushner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Robert F. Kushner
    Pages 1-8
  3. Robert F. Kushner, Jeffrey I. Mechanick
    Pages 9-15
  4. Robert Scales, Matthew P. Buman
    Pages 29-40
  5. Ruth E. Brown, Jennifer L. Kuk
    Pages 41-54
  6. David B. Sarwer, Kelly C. Allison, Rebecca J. Dilks
    Pages 55-64
  7. Dympna Gallagher, Claire Alexander, Adam Paley
    Pages 65-76
  8. David R. Bassett, Kenneth M. Bielak
    Pages 77-82
  9. Neil J. Stone, John Wilkins, Sakina Kazmi
    Pages 83-88
  10. Thomas Bodenheimer, Rachel Willard-Grace
    Pages 89-96
  11. Linda Van Horn
    Pages 97-104
  12. Nasreen Alfaris, Alyssa Minnick, Patricia Hong, Thomas A. Wadden
    Pages 105-120
  13. Damon Swift, Neil M. Johannsen, Timothy Church
    Pages 121-127
  14. John P. Foreyt, Craig A. Johnston
    Pages 129-134
  15. Allison J. Carroll, Anna K. Veluz-Wilkins, Brian Hitsman
    Pages 135-150
  16. Evan Goulding
    Pages 151-159
  17. Kelly Glazer Baron, Leland Bardsley
    Pages 161-170
  18. Melinda Ring, Leslie Mendoza Temple
    Pages 171-182
  19. Osama Hamdy, Jeffrey I. Mechanick
    Pages 183-190
  20. Juliette Cutts, Mary-Virginia Maxwell, Robert F. Kushner, Jeffrey I. Mechanick
    Pages 191-197
  21. Jamy D. Ard, Gary D. Miller
    Pages 199-220
  22. W. Timothy Garvey, Gillian Arathuzik
    Pages 221-243
  23. W. Timothy Garvey, Gillian Arathuzik, Gary D. Miller, Jamy Ard
    Pages 245-267
  24. Elaine Trujillo, Barbara K. Dunn, Peter Greenwald
    Pages 269-279
  25. Jerome Sarris, Adrienne O’Neil
    Pages 281-289
  26. Patricia Robinson, David Bauman, Bridget Beachy
    Pages 291-297
  27. Mark P. Mattson
    Pages 299-309
  28. Girish N. Nadkarni, Joseph A. Vassalotti
    Pages 311-320
  29. Erin M. McCarthy, Mary E. Rinella
    Pages 321-332
  30. Gerald Friedman
    Pages 333-340
  31. Glen B. Chun, Charles A. Powell
    Pages 341-348
  32. Vani Gandhi, Tiffany Jung, Jin S. Suh
    Pages 349-356
  33. Back Matter
    Pages 357-363

About this book


Lifestyle – the manner in which people live – is fundamental to health, wellness, and prevention of disease. It follows that attention to lifestyle is critically important to effective and successful health care. But here’s the challenge: health care professionals receive very little, if any, formal training about lifestyle counseling and therefore are ill equipped to incorporate lifestyle issues into clinical practice. In response, “Lifestyle Medicine” is evolving as a means to fill this knowledge gap. Lifestyle medicine approaches health and wellness by harnessing the power of lifestyle-related behaviors and influencing the environment we live in. It is a formal approach that promises to enhance and strengthen a re-invigorated health care system that is still outpaced by the epidemic proportions and complexity of chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, depression, hypertension, and cancer, among others. Lifestyle Medicine: A Manual for Clinical Practice presents this formal approach in a pragmatic context. This unique and practical manual  provides clear and succinct guidance on nearly all aspects of lifestyle medicine. The approach is both explanatory and pragmatic, providing case studies and bulleted translation of academic information into clinical practice recommendations. There is an emphasis on scientific evidence wherever possible as well as opinions by the expert chapter authors who practice lifestyl
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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey I. Mechanick
    • 1
  • Robert F. Kushner
    • 2
  1. 1.New YorkUSA
  2. 2.ChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24685-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24687-1
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