British Society of Lifestyle Medicine

We’re reframing healthcare to offer hope to those suffering with chronic illness. We support evidence-based approaches to the treatment, management and reversal of chronic disease…

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Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle medicine is about making changes at the individual and societal level to optimise health and wellbeing. Find out more about the key principles …

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Take your medical expertise to the next level by studying for an internationally recognised qualification in lifestyle medicine …

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BSLM2020

Virtual Conference

This year we held our first ever virtual conference … find out more about BSLM2020

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Transforming healthcare through lifestyle medicine

BSLM is a community of healthcare professionals committed to a new approach to healthcare based on the emerging discipline of lifestyle medicine.

Our members include primary and secondary care clinicians, allied and public health professionals, scientists, educators and researchers.

We’re united by a shared commitment to lifestyle medicine, as an effective, evidence-informed approach to preventing, managing and treating lifestyle-related chronic conditions.

We want to reframe healthcare to focus on the lifestyle factors which are the root cause of most chronic illnesses. We support positive behaviour change and improved public health education.

The six key pillars of lifestyle medicine are: physical activity and exercise, diet and nutrition, sleep, stress reduction and mental health, harmful substance reduction or cessation, eg tobacco, drugs and alcohol, and healthy relationships.

We also believe change is needed at the societal level – to address the ‘upstream’ causes of chronic, lifestyle-related disease such as deprivation, health inequality, social isolation and a lack of hope.

We are an independent, charitable organisation with no religious or political affiliations.

All our work is driven by science and informed by evidence.

Become a BSLM member

By joining you’ll become part of a global movement whose vision is a world where all people can achieve optimal health.

Get access to the latest evidence and resources and meet other healthcare professionals with a shared interest in lifestyle medicine.

As a member you’ll have access to a unique library of educational resources, along with opportunities to engage in lifestyle medicine events, including conferences, workshops and webinars.

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Lifestyle Medicine Certification

Certification in Lifestyle Medicine is now available in the UK.

The next certification exam will be held online during the weekend of October 24-25.

Full instructions for those sitting the online exam in 2020.

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#1change

Improving our health and wellbeing through lifestyle medicine starts with #1change.

Find out more about our campaign to think big by starting small…

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Upcoming Events

12am, 5th Sep, 2020 - 12am, 25th Sep, 2020

Virtual Event

5th NNEdPro Summer School in Applied Human Nutrition

This five-day course offers an opportunity to obtain a foundation level certificate in Applied Human Nutrition covering basic nutritional concepts, through current research and methods, to prevention, healthcare and policy applications.

9am, 21st Sep, 2020 - 9pm, 26th Oct, 2020

Online course

Eat Well Live Well Online Course

An evidence-based course that explores the food-health connection and the benefits of a whole-food plant-based diet.

9am, 26th Sep, 2020 - 9pm, 26th Sep, 2020

Virtual Event

NNEdPro 6th International Summit on Medical Nutrition Education and Research

The fully virtual 6th International Summit on Medical Nutrition Education and Research is a leading annual international scientific meeting in nutrition education and associated research with scientific dialogue attracting delegates who are key opinion leaders in the field.

9am, 30th Sep, 2020 - 9pm, 30th Sep, 2020

Free Online Webinar with Plant-Based Health Professionals UK

Plant-Based Diets in Chronic Kidney Disease

Free BSLM accredited webinar hosted by Plant-Based Health Professionals UK with Nephrologist Dr Shivam Joshi

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