Highly Commended in the British Medical Association book awards 2011!!
Lifestyle Medicine 2e is the essential book for contemporary times. It concentrates largely on the contribution that can be made directly by the clinician at the personal level.
The rise in obesity worldwide has focused attention on lifestyle as a prominent cause of disease. However, obesity is just one manifestation, albeit an obvious one, of lifestyle-related problems. Others include a range of health problems that have resulted from the environment and behaviours associated with our modern way of living. Inactivity, poor and over-nutrition, smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, inappropriate medication, stress, unsafe sexual behaviour, inadequate sleep, risk-taking and environmental exposure (for example, sun, chemicals and the built environment) are significant modern causes of disease.
New and adaptive approaches to health management are needed to deal with these complex factors. Lifestyle Medicine 2e provides these tools to enable clinicians to successfully manage patients in our current environment.
- Four new chapters
- New, two colour internal design
- Up to date current research
Table of Contents
- Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine
- The Epidemiology of Chronic Disease
- Metaflamation and the vascular endothelium: where the rubber meets the road in Lifestyle Medicine
- Everything You Wanted to Know About Motivation
- Self-management in Lifestyle Medicine
- Overweight and Obesity: The Epidemic's Underbelly
- The Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes
- Physical Activity: Generic Prescription for Health
- Physical Activity: Specific Prescription for Disease Management and Rehabilitation
- Nutrition for the Non-dietitian
- Fluids, Fitness and Fatness
- Behavioural Aspects of Nutrition
- Stress: Its role in the S-AD phenomenon
- Dealing with Worry and Anxiety
- Happiness and Mental Health: The Flip Side of S-AD
- Understanding Addictions: Tackling Smoking and Hazardous Drinking
- To Sleep, Perchance To' Get Everything Else Right
- Saving Your Patient's Skin: Environmental Influences on Skin Care
- Rethinking pain in a Lifestyle Medicine context
- Sex and Lifestyle
- Lifestyle and Oral Health: Wild Animals Don't Floss
- Preventing and Managing Injury at the Clinical Level
- Medicines: The Good, the Not so Good, and the Over-Used
- The Big Issue for Society: Tackling Distal Causes
- Indigenous Health
About the Authors
Garry Egger is the Director of the Centre for Health Promotion and Research in Sydney and Adjunct Professor in Lifestyle Medicine at the Lismore campus of the Southern Cross University.
Andrew Binns is a general practitioner in rural NSW and Adjunct Professor with the Division of Health and Applied Sciences at the Lismore campus of the Southern Cross University.
Stephan Rossner is Professor of Health Behaviour Research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and Director of the Obesity Unit at the Karolinska University Hospital.