1st Edition

Manual of Lifestyle Medicine

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ISBN 9780367481315
May 7, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
296 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 priniciples 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.


  • 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

1. Lifestyle Challenges and Opportunities 

2. Nutrition in Lifestyle Medicine 

3. Physical Activity and Health 

4. Behavioral Change 

5. Lifestyle Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease 

6. Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome 

7. Cancer Prevention and Treatment 

8. Obesity and Weight Management 

9. Pulmonary Medicine 

10. Obstetrics and Gynecology 

11. Lifestyle Medicine and Brain Health 

12. Women’s Heath 

13. Immunology and Infectious Disease 

14. Pediatrics 

15. The Practice of Lifestyle Medicine 

16. Lifestyle Medicine for the Older Adult Population 

17. Heath Promotion 

18. Injury Prevention 

19. Substance Abuse and Addiction 

20. Public Policy and Environmental Support for Lifestyle Habits and Practices 

21. Lifestyle Medicine around the World 

22. The Future of Lifestyle Medicine  

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Dr. Rippe is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School with post graduate training at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is currently the 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 abstracts and 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.