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.

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

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Upcoming Courses/Events

  • Save the Date! Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change 2018. June 22 – 23, 2018, Boston. Course description, registration, and details soon. #LifestyleMedTools2018
  • American Board of Lifestyle Medicine (ABLM): Certification in the Field of Lifestyle Medicine. The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. Eddie Phillips, MD, Founder/Director, Institute of Lifestyle Medicine, is a founding ABLM Board Member. Become certified in the field of lifestyle medicine. Note that credits from ILM courses may be applied to the 40 CME credits required to sit for the initial board exam in October 2017. Click here for details.
  • The Magic Pill, Your Daily Dose of Get-Up-And-Go! Join co-hosts Dr. Eddie Phillips of Harvard Medical School and CommonHealth’s Carey Goldberg for some get up and go inspiration! The Magic Pill is a 21-day challenge, uplifting you every day for three weeks with compelling stories, fascinating facts and gotta-move music — all in a “micro-podcast” of under 10 minutes. Click here for the podcast pilot, to learn more, and to register.
  • Twelve Steps to Optimal Wellness. Need a resource for survivors of stroke and brain injury, and their caregivers? To learn more about a wellness program for your patients and clients, contact: SRHStrokeInstitute@partners.org or 617.952.6149. Twelve Steps to Optimal Wellness is presented by Dr. Beth Frates, rehabilitation physician and wellness coach. This program is provided by the Spaulding Stroke Institute at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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

Get Healthy, Get a Dog! Order today. Get resources for yourself or your patients and clients 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!

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