Exercise for Medical Students. Today's standard medical school curriculum rarely includes education about exercise and physical activity.  Given the current epidemic of disease related to sedentary behavior, it is imperative to train future providers to understand the relationship between physical activity and health.  The USC School of Medicine Greenville, the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, Joslin Diabetes Center, supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, are exploring the idea of making Lifestyle Medicine a formal part of medical school curricula. Click here to learn more about the Lifestyle Medicine in U.S. Medical Schools Initiative.

Register Today! Practicing Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Healthy Change. June 20 – 21, 2014. Boston, MA, hosted by the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. Early Bird Deadline is April 30th. Click Here to learn more and register.


Just released ILM’s Practical Guide to Wellness Coaching Certificates

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Lifestyle Medicine 2014, October 19 -22, 2014, San Diego, CA, hosted by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). Click Here for details.


We help clinicians get patients healthier.

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 primary care 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.

A professional non-profit education, research, and advocacy organization, the ILM is uniquely positioned
to ignite clinician involvement. The ILM offers concrete tools and training to healthcare professionals, conducts research to demonstrate efficacy of lifestyle interventions, and is creating a model for national adoption of Lifestyle Medicine. The ILM advocates for changes in our healthcare system by empowering clinicians to facilitate behavior change and stimulate a culture of health and wellness for their patients.