Lifestyle Is The Medicine, Culture Is The Spoon
Morris Cardio is proud to be members of the American College Of Lifestyle Medicine. Chronic disease is one of the leading causes of premature death in the United States. LIFESTYLE MEDICINE is a constructive and compassionate answer to this worldwide dilemma. The mission of utilizing LIFESTYLE as medicine is to help "individuals and families adopt and sustain healthy behaviors that affect health and quality of life". Lifestyle Medicine can potentially prevent up to 80% of Chronic Diseases, such as Heart Disease and Diabetes. By individualizing this healthier lifestyle to complement your culture not only will you reduce incidence of illness in your own life, but in those around you, and the simultaneous benefit of improving quality of life just happens to be a great plus.
Lifestyle Medicine incorporates all aspects of ones life as scientific research shows your health is not exclusive to just one component but is inclusive to everything that finds its way into your day and night (ie. your sleep schedule).
Following the doctrine of lifestyle medicine has many faces, but all are looking in the same direction: improving general healthfulness in all life areas in a sustainable and long term manner.
Some of the behaviors that Lifestyle Medicine speaks highly of are:
1. Improving overall diet
2. Eliminating tobacco use
3. Increasing daily physical activity
4. Moderating alcohol consumption
5. Creating and implementing a healthy environment that enhances both physical and mental wellbeing.
"[We] work at treating the underlying cause of disease and not just the disease markers and risk factors. Technology cannot solve our chronic disease problem. Pills along do not restore health. What will maximize healing is the application of scientifically sound lifestyle principles to both the individual and community practice--thereby preventing or reversing the worst of our chronic disease burden."
-ACLM President, George Guthrie, MD, MPH, CDE, FACLM, FAAFP
For more information about ACLM and how to improve your health click HERE.
All information and quotations sourced from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.