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25. Lifestyle Medicine Week 2024: The Impact of Lifestyle Medicine on Mental Health

May 20, 2024

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I'm Melyssa with a WHY — lifestyle medicine coach! I'm here to help you forget the fads and create a healthy lifestyle that lasts!

Meet Melyssa

In this episode of the Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to SUCK podcast, Melyssa shares insights into lifestyle medicine and its significant impact on mental health. Celebrating Lifestyle Medicine Week 2024, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month, Melyssa emphasizes six pillars of lifestyle medicine: physical activity, plant-predominant eating, effective stress management, healthy sleep, positive social connections, and avoidance of risky substances. She discusses her personal journey and experiences, highlighting the interconnection between mental and physical health, and the importance of making small, positive changes to promote overall well-being. Melyssa also invites listeners to join her for a detailed presentation on lifestyle medicine for mental health taking place on May 30th at 6pm EST.

Tune in for valuable tips, research-backed information, and encouragement to support your health journey!

00:00 Welcome to Healthy Living Doesn’t Have to Suck Podcast
00:36 Celebrating Lifestyle Medicine Week 2024
01:22 The Power of Lifestyle Medicine for Mental Health
02:45 Discovering Lifestyle Medicine: A Personal Journey
03:36 The Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine
05:23 Navigating Personal Struggles with Lifestyle Medicine
08:25 Lifestyle Medicine’s Impact on Mental Health
18:38 Taking Small Steps Towards Wellbeing
21:12 Invitation to Lifestyle Medicine for Mental Health Presentation
21:37 Closing Thoughts and Resources

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