Globally, there is an ongoing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), examples of which include hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes to name a few. The good news is that the vast majority of these diseases can be prevented, treated and often reversed with lifestyle measures such as healthy food, good nutrition practices, physical activity, stress management and smoking cessation. These measures comprise the core of lifestyle medicine practice, an emerging discipline in healthcare. In the spirit of promoting lifestyle medicine, we welcome you to join the Lifestyle Medicine Interest Group - Qatar (LMIG-Q).
To support and cultivate a community of dedicated professionals who strive to promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles.
- Collaborate and partner on lifestyle medicine projects.
- Foster and support the exchange of information and best practices among healthcare practitioners interested in lifestyle medicine.
- Provide educational opportunities for healthcare professionals interested in lifestyle medicine (e.g. symposia, conferences and workshops).
- Develop and implement activities related to lifestyle medicine with a view to engage healthcare professionals and individuals in interdisciplinary community settings.
The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
~ Thomas A. Edison