Lifestyle Medicine in Valparaiso, IN
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What are the Benefits of Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle medicine offers countless benefits that can be life changing in more ways than one. With small changes that add up over time, patients can transform their body, mind, relationships, and other areas of their life in dramatically positive ways. Some of the most compelling potential benefits of choosing lifestyle medicine include:
- Improved physical health
- Reduction in symptoms of chronic diseases
- Reduced risk of developing chronic diseases and conditions
- Increased ability to lose and maintain weight
- Improved relationships
- Boosted energy levels
- Increased mobility
- More restful sleep
- Better quality of life
What Is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic intervention — including a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connection — as a primary modality, delivered by clinicians trained and certified in this specialty, to prevent, treat and often reverse chronic disease. (© American College of Lifestyle Medicine, 2021)
Lifestyle contributes to chronic conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, back pain, obesity, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, allergies, depression, kidney disease, high cholesterol, and heart failure.
How Does Lifestyle Coaching Fit Into Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle coaching at Wholesome Wellness in Valparaiso, IN is the art of designing the lifestyle you want and deserve. It includes envisioning ideal diet and nutrition, exercise, mind and body wellness, and relationship health. It can help you reach your life and wellness goals through small changes that make a huge difference. As part of our coaching, you will also get to collaborate and set goals with a lifestyle specialist who can provide the layout and tools you need to make a transformation.
Am I a Candidate for Lifestyle Medicine?
Almost anyone who is interested in establishing healthy habits to improve their physical and emotional health can be considered a candidate for lifestyle medicine. Patients with chronic diseases who are hoping to alleviate their unwanted symptoms or potentially reverse their diagnosis may be ideal candidates for a lifestyle medicine program, which can also help to reduce a person's risk of developing a chronic condition in the future. During your initial consultation for lifestyle medicine, Dr. Yarbrough will review your health and medical history, discuss your goals and commitment, and determine whether you may be a suitable candidate for treatment.
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What Will I Get Out of Lifestyle Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle coaching offers the following perks:
- A lifestyle-based workbook
- One-on-one time with a lifestyle expert
- A chance to tell your story
- Collaborating to form a wellness plan that fits your lifestyle
- A supplement plan
- Unlimited weekly coaching sessions for three months
- Lipo B injections that help burn fat and boost metabolism
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Lifestyle Medicine FAQs
What role does a whole-food, plant-predominant diet play in lifestyle medicine?
A whole-food, plant-predominant diet is central to the philosophy of lifestyle medicine because it directly impacts various health metrics and conditions. This type of diet is rich in essential nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, which contribute to lowering the risk of chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. By adopting such a diet, you're taking a proactive approach to managing your well-being, often complementing or even reducing the need for traditional medical interventions.
How can lifestyle medicine help manage stress?
Stress management is an integral component of lifestyle medicine, focusing on techniques like mindfulness, meditation, and deep-breathing exercises. The goal is to equip you with tools to better handle life's challenges without resorting to risky substances or unhealthy coping mechanisms. Effective stress management can lead to improved mental well-being, better sleep quality, and a reduction in symptoms associated with chronic conditions like high blood pressure and heart disease.
Can lifestyle medicine help in improving sleep quality?
Yes, lifestyle medicine puts a strong emphasis on restorative sleep as one of its key components. Poor sleep is linked to a multitude of health issues, including increased stress levels, weight gain, and chronic diseases. Lifestyle medicine may incorporate sleep hygiene practices, relaxation techniques, and even adjustments in diet and exercise routines to promote better sleep, thereby contributing to overall health and well-being.