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Transforming healthcare and levelling health inequalities through lifestyle medicine


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

Lifestyle Medicine is evidence-based, clinical care that supports behaviour change through person-centered techniques to improve mental wellbeing, social connection, healthy eating, physical activity, sleep and minimisation of harmful substances and behaviours.

The Three Principles of Lifestyle Medicine


Acknowledge the need for action on socioeconomic determinants of health
Proven techniques to support people to sustain lifestyle changes
Knowledge of “The 6 Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine”

The Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine


Healthy Eating
Lifestyle Medicine supports people to reduce consumption of ultra-processed foods by teaching the knowledge and skills required to follow healthier eating patterns of people’s own choosing.

Mental Wellbeing
Lifestyle medicine teaches proven techniques to reduce stress and help people with relaxation. Practitioners support people to find purpose in life and improve health through connection with nature.

Healthy Relationships
Lifestyle medicine supports people to develop and sustain healthy and meaningful relationships and increase social connection to reduce stress and promote both physical and mental health.

Physical Activity
Lifestyle Medicine supports people to choose ways they could incorporate more physical activity in their lives, as well as reducing time spent sitting down.

Minimising Harmful Substances
Lifestyle Medicine supports people to stop smoking, reduce excessive alcohol consumption, avoid addictive substances and behaviours such as gambling or harmfully excessive internet or social media use.

Sleep
Lifestyle Medicine supports people to achieve good quality sleep and avoid behaviours which can impair sleep quality.
Our members include primary and secondary care clinicians, allied and public health professionals, scientists, educators, researchers and patients.

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.

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 IBLM/BSLM certification exam will be held in a test centre near you between the 27th of November and 11th of December 2021

Full instructions for those sitting the online exam in 2021.

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The BSLM Learning Academy

A trusted source of knowledge and education for health care professionals and patients using lifestyle change as medication. The BSLM Learning Academy offers various self-paced, cpd-accredited, lifestyle medicine e-learning for physicians and other health professionals.
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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

9am, 1st Oct, 2021 - 5pm, 1st Oct, 2022

Online Course

Plant Based Nutrition at the University of Winchester

A global shift to a predominantly plant-based diet is deemed necessary to preserve both human and planetary health. But what is a healthy plant-based diet? How can it be achieved? What are the benefits? All these questions will be answered in this short course, designed for those interested in improving their knowledge and expertise in the field of plant-based nutrition

6pm, 30th Jun, 2022 - 9pm, 30th Jun, 2022

Online Webinar

An Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine

Join this webinar, sponsored by the Irish Society of Lifestyle Medicine, for an introduction to Lifestyle Medicine.

5pm, 4th Jul, 2022 - 7pm, 4th Jul, 2022

Online Webinar

Medlife Webinar: The Traditional Mediterranean Lifestyle – from Hippocrates into infinity

Join a host of expert speakers for a FREE webinar on the ‘Traditional Mediterranean Lifestyle’, run by the Mediterranean Lifestyle Medicine Institute, with a live Q&A from Leros, Greece.

7pm, 11th Jul, 2022 - 9pm, 11th Jul, 2022

Online on Zoom

Manchester Regional Meeting: Managing Arthritis with Lifestyle Measures

Monday 11th July | 7.30pm – 8.30pm

Sound Living: The BSLM Podcast

Sound Living is the BSLM lifestyle medicine podcast hosted by regional director Dr Helen Lawal.

The podcast features exclusive interviews with doctors and other health experts from around the world, covering a range of lifestyle medicine related topics including nutrition, physical activity, sleep and and stress.

It’s all about addressing your health and wellbeing needs and inspiring you to take action.

Find out more about the podcast – or listen now via Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts.

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Reflecting on BSLM 2021


One of the key ways we deliver Lifestyle Medicine is through our Annual Conference. This 3 day event for anyone interested in LM, provides access to the latest scientific evidence and thinking from a broad range of medical disciplines and school of thought. Watch this video for some highlights from our 2021 conference.