Setting the stage for a healthier you.
Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating and reversing diseases through healthy behaviors. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 80 percent of non-communicable conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke are preventable when we make better choices in these key areas:
- Increasing consumption of whole, plant-based foods
- Increasing aerobic activity
- Getting enough sleep
- Decreasing use of tobacco, alcohol and other unhealthy substances
- Maintaining healthy relationships
- Managing stress
At ECU Health we recognize the importance of including these six pillars of lifestyle medicine into your health plan.
Why ECU Health Lifestyle Medicine?
We focus on finding the root cause of disease, not just on treating the symptoms. Scientific evidence indicates that lifestyle choices are the root cause of many modern chronic diseases. People with chronic conditions who adhere to a healthy lifestyle often experience significant significant and sustainable improvements in their health.
We focus on six pillars of lifestyle medicine including eating healthy, exercising regularly, managing stress, getting adequate sleep, establishing meaningful relationships and avoiding risky substances. From hands-on cooking classes, to one-on-one provider services, our wide range of services provide support no matter where you are on your healthy lifestyle journey.
Our team of providers, registered dietitians, chefs, exercise physiologists, nurses, counselors and lifestyle coaches is here to walk with you and support you on your journey to better health. We surround you with the tools and resources to help you be successful.
ECU Health Lifestyle Medicine places you in charge of your own health by helping to identify your personal goals, and establishing the care and support to help you achieve those goals.
We connect patients with a lifestyle coach who can help identify what is important to you, work on establishing realistic goals, and provide education and support to help you to live the best life possible.
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
You have the power to prevent and reverse disease and we are here to partner with you to reach your goals.
We have individual, group and virtual programs designed to help you meet your personal health goals.