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1st Edition

Manual of Lifestyle Medicine





ISBN 9780367481315
Published May 7, 2021 by CRC Press
316 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The fundamental premise of lifestyle medicine is that daily habits profoundly impact health and quality of life both in the short-term and long-term. Written by lifestyle medicine pioneer and cardiologist , Dr. James Rippe, this book provides a clinically oriented, evidence-based look into key lifestyle factors and how to prescribe them to individuals of all ages. 

Written for professionals working at all levels of medical and healthcare practice, this manual summarizes the major components of lifestyle medicine, from physical activity and nutrition to weight management and the avoidance of tobacco products. It includes clinical guidelines and practices for using lifestyle medicine principles to lower the risk of numerous chronic conditions. The manual also provides information on behavior change, approaches to lowering the risk of dementia, treatment of addictions and injury prevention.

Features:

  • Explains how lifestyle medicine can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, osteoarthritis, dementia and many other chronic conditions.
  • Chapters begin with bulleted key points and conclude with a list of clinical applications.
  • Provides strategies for prescribing physical activity and helping patients improve their nutrition, lose weight if necessary and reduce stress.
  • Includes clinically relevant sections on “Treating Addiction, Preventing Injury and Improving Brain Health”.

This book provides updated and clinically targeted summaries used in conjunction with Dr. Rippe's major academic textbook Lifestyle Medicine, now in its third edition, published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface.......................................................................................................................ix

Acknowledgments................................................................................................... xiii

Author Bio.................................................................................................................xv

Chapter 1 Lifestyle Challenges and Opportunities................................................1

Chapter 2 Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine........................................................... 11

Chapter 3 Physical Activity and Health............................................................... 31

Chapter 4 Behavioral Change.............................................................................. 47

Chapter 5 Lifestyle Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease................................. 61

Chapter 6 Diabetes, Prediabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome................................ 75

Chapter 7 Cancer Prevention and Treatment.......................................................87

Chapter 8 Obesity and Weight Management..................................................... 103

Chapter 9 Pulmonary Medicine......................................................................... 121

Chapter 10 Obstetrics and Gynecology............................................................... 139

Chapter 11 Lifestyle Medicine and Brain Health................................................ 153

Chapter 12 Women’s Heath.................................................................................. 163

Chapter 13 Immunology and Infectious Disease................................................. 177

Chapter 14 Pediatrics........................................................................................... 185

Chapter 15 The Practice of Lifestyle Medicine...................................................203

Chapter 16 Lifestyle Medicine for the Older Adult Population........................... 215

Chapter 17 Heath Promotion...............................................................................223

Chapter 18 Injury Prevention............................................................................... 231

Chapter 19 Substance Abuse and Addiction........................................................ 243

Chapter 20 Public Policy and Environmental Support for Lifestyle Habits

and Practices..................................................................................... 257

Chapter 21 Lifestyle Medicine around the World................................................269

Chapter 22 The Future of Lifestyle Medicine..................................................... 279

Index....................................................................................................................... 291

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Author(s)

Biography

JAMES M. RIPPE, M.D.

Dr. Rippe is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School with postgraduate

training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is currently Founder and

Director of the Rippe Lifestyle Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University

of Massachusetts Medical School.

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Rippe has established and run the largest research

organization in the world exploring how daily habits and actions impact short- and

long-term health and quality of life. This organization, Rippe Lifestyle Institute

(RLI), has published hundreds of papers that form the scientific basis for the fields of

lifestyle medicine and high-performance health. Rippe Lifestyle Institute also conducts

numerous studies every year on physical activity, nutrition, and healthy weight

management. Dr. Rippe has written over 500 academic papers and research abstracts

and also written or edited 56 books, including 33 for health care professionals and

23 for the general public.

A lifelong and avid athlete, Dr. Rippe maintains his personal fitness with a regular

walk, jog, swimming, and weight training program. He holds a black belt in

karate and is an avid wind surfer, skier, and tennis player. He lives outside of Boston

with his wife, television news anchor Stephanie Hart, and their four children, Hart,

Jaelin, Devon, and Jamie.