April 10, 2024

WWASO Medical Centre moves towards lifestyle medicine

Lifestyle medicine is a branch of medicine focused on preventive health care and self-care, concerned with the prevention, research, education and treatment of disorders caused by lifestyle factors and preventable causes of death such as malnutrition, physical inactivity, chronic stress and self-destructive behaviours, including smoking and drug or alcohol abuse.


The aim of lifestyle medicine is to improve the health and well-being of individuals by applying its six pillars:

  • Healthy nutrition,
  • regular physical activity
  • restful sleep
  • stress management,
  • avoidance of risky substances
  • and positive social ties

to prevent chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, metabolic syndrome or obesity.