• Healthy Lifestyle

    Research has established significant links between an array of factors that primary care physicians can address and a lower risk of chronic disease. The AAFP is collecting relevant information across a range of these topics to support your patient conversations.

    Obesity & Physical Activity

    Find evidence-based information, plus practical obesity and fitness resources to support your patients’ weight management needs.

    Oral Health

    Find information to help you discuss the importance of oral health and risks associated with oral disease.

    Incorporating Lifestyle Medicine into Family Practice 

    Family physicians are ideally positioned to champion and prescribe lifestyle medicine in the clinic. They can also work collaboratively with community health professionals to help patients sustain healthy behaviors over time.

    Lifestyle medicine focuses on five main domains: connectedness, movement, nutrition, recovery, and substance use. When addressing all domains together, lifestyle medicine can address multiple chronic diseases simultaneously.

    Tools You Can Use

    These tools are developed with support from the Ardmore Institute of Health.

    Lifestyle Medicine in Practice
    Online CME - New!

    If you struggle to influence positive behaviors in patients with, or at risk for developing chronic diseases and conditions, this online CME course is for you. Earn up to 11.25 CME credits.