Explore the Basics

Addressing the root causes of disease with evidence-based therapies in lifestyle behaviors such as diet, exercise, sleep, social connectivity and stress.

Board Exam

Differentiate yourself with evidence - based practice of Lifestyle interventions and set the global benchmark. Certification is open to physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals. Testing for 2020 will take place in November.

Health Promotion

ACLM now offers formal review of health promotion and wellness programs seeking the designation of Certified Lifestyle Medicine Program.
CHIP is the inaugural recipient of this honor.

New Curriculum Available

Twelve slide decks following Beth Frates’ award winning Lifestyle Medicine Handbook that can be used to educate on the basics of Lifestyle Medicine, tailored to a variety of settings and audiences.

ADVOCACY UPDATES

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has recognized ACLM on health.gov and at the recent annual meeting of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition as one of the first organizations to join the National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion platform. The NYSS is the first Federal roadmap to increase participation in youth sports, increase awareness of the benefits of youth sports participation, monitor and evaluate youth sports participation, and recruit and engage volunteers in youth sports programming. Champions share a vision that one day all youth will have the opportunity, motivation, and access to play sports — regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, ability, or ZIP code.
  • ACLM Advocacy Task Force Member Jennifer Trilk, Ph.D., FACSM, DipACLM, represented ACLM at a Sept. 24th Zoom press conference convened by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The event announced a Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic report on the need for LM education in medical schools and policy recommendations for what New York State should do to move the needle further.
 

RESEARCH 

  • The only randomized clinical trial that has examined long-term cancer outcomes in an intensive lifestyle intervention focused on weight loss showed lowered incidence of obesity-related cancers in adults with overweight or obesity and type 2 diabetes.
  • Exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking or drinking can help you live years longer even if you're struggling with multi-morbidities, according to a new study.
  • Active lifestyle choices such as eating vegetables, exercising and quitting smoking can reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
  • Research presented last week at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes reveals type 2 diabetes remission can restore pancreas size and shape.
  •  A Harvard Chan School of Public Health study has found a link between optimism and hypertension, describing the positive force as having a “protective effect” on individuals, including those in combat. 

 

COVID-19

  • Three new studies describe the link between obesity and elevated risk of COVID-19 infection and poor outcomes.
  • Obesity may cause a hyperactive immune system response to COVID-19 infection that makes it difficult to fight off the virus, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society's journal, Endocrinology.
  • New guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the upcoming holiday season warns that hosts and attendees at holiday celebrations will need to take steps to limit the risk of contracting and spreading the novel coronavirus.
  •  Rising obesity levels put Americans at risk during pandemic and have a disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minority groups, according to the CDC and reported on here.

 

VIRTUAL HEALTH

ACLM AS A RESOURCE

  •  This article mentions five of the six Lifestyle Medicine pillars and mentions ACLM as a resource.
ACLM addresses the need for quality, evidence-based education and certification in Lifestyle Medicine.
ACLM members are united in their desire to eradicate the root causes of chronic disease.