Our mission is to reduce lifestyle-related death and disease in society through clinician-directed interventions with patients.

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) is at the forefront of a broad-based collaborative effort to transform the practice of medicine through lifestyle medicine. This critical transformation is motivated by research indicating that modifiable behaviors — especially physical inactivity and unhealthy eating — are major drivers of death, disease, and healthcare costs. While the medical profession is generally aware of this, there has yet to be a systematic and comprehensive effort to incorporate lifestyle medicine into standard practice. We accomplish this by providing professional education focusing on knowledge, skills, tools, and clinician self care and by creating resources for patients.

Prescribe the Magic Pill!    _______________________________________________

Welcome to the Magic Pill — a daily dose of get-up-and-go!
Co-hosts Dr. Eddie Phillips of Harvard Medical School and Carey Goldberg of
WBUR’s CommonHealth provide a 21-day physical activity challenge that can be used
by anyone. The challenge is an especially helpful tool for healthcare professionals
when working with patients and clients. The Magic Pill Exercise Podcast received the
Edward R. Murrow Excellence in Innovation Broadcasting Award!  LEARN MORE

Learn about ILM and CHEF Coaching events, new courses, & resources!

Sign up to receive ILM's bi-monthly newsletter The Lifestyle Medicine Landscape, as well as announcements about upcoming ILM events, new courses, and helpful resources! There is also an option to sign up for announcements regarding CHEF Coaching programs, classes, and opportunities. Sign up on one or both email lists!

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Upcoming Courses/Events

  • Register today! Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change 2018. June 22 – 23, 2018, Boston. Keynote speakers include Dean Ornish, MD, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, and Michael Greger, MD, author of "How Not to Die." Course description, registration, and details now available. #LifestyleMedTools2018

  • American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM): Certification in the Field of Lifestyle Medicine. Become certified in the field of lifestyle medicine. Note that credits from ILM courses may be applied to the CME credits required to sit for the board exam in October 2018. Click here for details.

Would you like information on becoming a Supporter or an Exhibitor at ILM events? If so, contact ILMLifestyleMedicine@gmail.com

Harvard Special Reports Available Through ILM

Order resources for yourself or your patients and clients, such as Get Healthy, Get a Dog!, from Harvard Medical School and learn more about setting and reaching fitness goals! Click here to order. Read what Dogster and Dr. Beth Frates have to say about the many ways having a dog makes us healthy!

Find a Lifestyle Medicine practitioner in any state across the U.S. or around the world.


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