Developing a Lifestyle Medicine Toolbox to Promote Health Behavior Change

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Health behavior change is one of the most challenging aspects of a lifestyle medicine (LM) program. A "one size fits all" approach does not generally lead to long-term adherence and success in an LM program. Developing a set of LM tools that works with the practice setting of the provider and that is diverse enough to be adaptable to all patients may lead to a more successful LM practice. The purpose of having an LM toolbox is to improve health behavior change by increasing motivation, increasing self-awareness, decreasing implementation barriers, improving education, and tracking progress. This presents several LM tools that can be used in an LM program to improve health behavior change adherence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-235
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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