NAMCP Lifestyle Medicine Institute provides the following resource links as a service to clinicians.

(No guarantee or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding these materials. Every reasonable effort is made to select only evidence-based, scientific materials. Nonetheless, please review all materials to determine their applicability and suitability to your needs.)

Topics on this page:

 Health Tools

 Diet & Nutrition

 Smoking Cessation,
 
Second Hand Smoke

 Clinical Practice Help

 Exercise & Fitness

 Alcohol Abuse

 Heart Health

Nutrition, Fitness, Smoking and
Drug Awareness for Children & Teens

 Environment / Pesticide

 Arthritis

 

 


 

Health Tools

http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTools/#
Multiple sources and tools for healthy living.

http://drmcdougall.com/video/mcdougalls_moments.html
Two minute videos from John McDougall, MD on health and medicine topics.

Be Active Your Way (open accessible version in new window)

Healthy Roads Media
A source of quality health information in many languages and multiple formats.

http://community.breastcancer.org/livegreen/think-pink-live-green-a-step-by-step-guide-to-reducing-your-risk-of-breast-cancer/
A Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Breast Cancer from BreastCancer.org

http://www.healthandlongevityradio.com/currarchshows.htm
Podcasts by ACLM member John Westerdahl, PhD, MPH, RD, CNS

www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/co_reg.php
Free newsletters on a wide range of health topics from Harvard Medical School.

 

Clinical Practice

http://www.lifestylemedicine.org/core
Lifestyle Medicine Competencies

Lifestyle Medicine Literature Review
on the American College of Preventive Medicine Website
(link goes to PDF on the ACPM website)

http://motivationalinterview.org
Information about motivational interviewing.

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/providers/
Evidence based information on Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for providers, including clinical practice guidelines and research reports. CME also available. Presented by the National Institutes of Health.

 

Arthritis

http://www.cdc.gov/Features/arthritis/
"Move to Improve" The CDC offers exercise community program information and advice for individuals.

 

Heart Health

http://www.americanheart.org
American Heart Association

http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/podcasts/gupta/site/2011/08/29/sgmd.last.heart.attack.cnn
"The Last Heart Attack": Sanjay Gupta Interviews President Bill Clinton, Dean Ornish, and Caldwell Esselstyn.

 

Diet & Nutrition

NutritionFacts.org.
Nutrition-related research, as published in scientific journals, in short, easy to understand video segments.

http://win.niddk.nih.gov/order/orderpub.htm
Weight Control Information Network. Many free downloads about weight and fitness for all ages.

http://health.nih.gov/category/FoodNutritionandMetabolism
Broad spectrum of nutrition, eating disorders and other health/diet information from National Institutes of Health.

Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Nutrition basics by the Mayo Clinic, with many links to articles

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1380791/
The Northwest Lipid Research Clinic Fat Intake Scale.

http://riskfactor.cancer.gov/DHQ
The National Cancer Institute site with a self-administered food frequency questionnaire.

http://www.nalusda.gov/fnic
Food & Nutrition Information Center, US Dept of Agriculture for food guide pyramid, dietary supplements, and much more.

http://www.usda.gov/cnpp
Center for Nutrition Policy Promotion, US Dept of Ag for dietary guidelines, interactive healthy eating index and more.

http://www.cyberdiet.com
Nutrition information and self-assessment materials

 

http://vrg.org
Information about vegetarian diets from the Vegetarian Resource Group.

 

http://www.meatlessmonday.com/
Meatless Monday, a non-profit initiative to encourage Americans to cut meat from their diet one day a week.

 

Exercise & Fitness


http://www.abeforfitness.com
The A-B-E for Fitness program offers a free video library of 3 to 8 minute activity bursts that will allow you, your colleagues and your family to move and exercise everywhere, everyday!

http://www.health.gov/paguidelines
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Physical Activity Guidelines

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUaInS6HIGo
Entertaining and educational video by Dr. Mike Evans, featuring the wisdom of ACLM advisor Steven Blair, PED.

http://www.shapeup.org
Consumer weight control site.

http://www.justmove.org
Affiliated with American Heart Association; exercise diary.

http://www.fitness.gov

President's Council on Physical Fitness and sports site with links.

http://www.exerciseismedicine.org
By the Exercise is Medicine Task Force, resources for providers, professionals and the public

 

Online Diet & Exercise Trackers

http://www.webmd.com/diet/food-fitness-planner
WebMD offers this free tool

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
Another tool recommended to us

http://www.mapmywalk.com/
Utilize a mapping tool to measure your walking distance

http://bikejournal.com/home.asp
A free membership includes a mileage log, and ranks riders (competitive motivation)

 

Nutrition, Fitness, Smoking & Drug Awareness for Children and Teens

http://www.dole5aday.com
Educates about fruits and vegetables.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn
Teen Nutrition site to empower children to make healthy food and activity choices.

http://www.onlinenursingprograms.com/resources/medical-resources-kids-say-no-to-cigarettes/
Kids Say NO to Cigarettes, Many links to smoking, drug and alcohol abuse prevention from Online Nursing Programs

 

Smoking Cessation

http://www.smokefree.gov/
Resources and tools to help stop smoking

http://www.womenshealth.gov/smoking-how-to-quit/
Smoking and how to quit

http://www.quitnow.ca/healthcare_providers/video_gallery.php
Video Gallery Demonstrating Smoking Intervention in a Primary Care Setting, in a Dental Office, and in a Pharmacy Setting, Demonstrations of how to use Nicotine Replacements,  from British Columbia Ministry of Health

http://www.nida.nih.gov/drugpages/nicotine.html
National Institute on Drug Abuse

http://whyquit.com/whyquit/linksaaddiction.html
Nicotine addiction

http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/
American Lung Association information pages

http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/CancerCauses/TobaccoCancer/index
American Cancer Society, tobacco and cancer

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/help-quitting
National Cancer Institute: Where to Get Help When You Decide to Quit Smoking

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/index.htm
CDC: Quit Smoking Resources,

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking
CDC: Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking

http://www.nyhealth.gov/prevention/tobacco_control/smoking_can_lead_to_vision_loss_or_blindness.htm
New York State Dept. of Health, smoking as a cause of blindness

http://www.girlshealth.gov/substance/quizzes/tobaccoquiz.cfm
Quiz for teens (girls) about chemicals in cigarettes

http://stopsmoking.stanford.edu/facts.html
Bullet point list on benefits of quitting, chemicals in cigarettes

http://www.cancer.org/Healthy/StayAwayfromTobacco/GuidetoQuittingSmoking/guide-to-quitting-smoking-benefits
Bullet point list on benefits of quitting, links to more resources

 

Second Hand Smoke, Cost of Smoking to Healthcare

Smoke-free Homes & Cars  http://www.epa.gov/smokefree/
Follow this EPA program to create a smoke free environment.

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/secondhandsmoke/factsheets/factsheet1.html
Second hand smoke

Secondhand Smoke: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/tobaccocancer/secondhand-smoke
The American Cancer Society provides a lot of facts and information on secondhand smoke.

Secondhand Smoke Facts: http://www1.umn.edu/perio/tobacco/secondhandsmoke.html
Come here to learn about the important facts about secondhand smoke.

Secondhand Smoke & Cancer: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/ETS
Find out how secondhand smoke can cause cancer.

Cars: http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/ets/documents/ets_cars.pdf
The fact sheet highlights the dangers of secondhand smoke in cars.

Basic Information: http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/secondhand_smoke/
The CDC provides a list of links to learn more about secondhand smoke.

Health Consequences: http://www.smokefree.gov/topic-secondhand_smoke.aspx
Find out about the health consequences of secondhand smoke.

http://www.health.gov.sk.ca/second-hand-smoking-risks
The Government of Saskatchewan explains the risks of secondhand smoke for children.

Mental Health Hazard: http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.aspx?docID=639897
The article explores how secondhand smoke can be a mental health hazard.

Booklet
The Welsh Assembly Government offers a booklet that explains all about secondhand smoke.

http://life.umt.edu/curry/Health%20Topics/Tobacco/Social%20Smoking.php
Social smoking

http://ijahsp.nova.edu/articles/Vol2num1/pdf/parish.pdf
Cost of smoking to healthcare system (PDF)

http://www.mit.edu/people/jeffrey/House_Testimony_Nov_1993.html
Cost of smoking to healthcare system

http://www.berkeley.edu/news/berkeleyan/1998/0916/smoking.html
Berkeley University: Cost of Smoking, 1998

 

Alcohol Abuse

http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

 

Environmental

http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/pesticides/index.cfm
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences page on pesticides, with links to pages on other environmental issues.