The Future of Healthcare
What is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle Medicine has been shaped by the natural evolution of Medicine. It is an established approach that focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations. It combines the broad facets of modern healthcare practices with the deeper understanding of being human. In the 21st century it has never been more important as a concept. And that is to create a society and an environment, from cell to community, which nurtures healthy longevity.
It requires an understanding and acknowledgement of the physical, emotional, environmental and social determinants of disease. Hence the Lifestyle Medicine practitioner will engage with patients and operate within a boundary of evidence-informed medicine. One where the patients’ ideas, values, mind-set and social context blend with the clinicians’ expertise and also with clinical research outcomes, in order to identify a health-and-wellbeing sweet-spot which is unique to the patient. Thus empowered, the patient will be enabled to take control of their health destiny.
Importantly, Lifestyle Medicine has a wider responsibility to recognise upstream determinants of disease and to promote population health, to protect ecological health and to reduce health inequity. This requires a realistic team approach and recognition that not one discipline or profession alone can meet our health needs.
The British Society Of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM)
Why would I need a Lifestyle Consultation?
A Lifestyle Consultation could be ideal for you if have been diagnosed with any of the following chronic conditions and you want to improve your overall health, reduce your need for prescriptions and reduce your future risk:
High Blood Pressure
Weight Related Problems
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Exercise as Medicine
At One5 Health we believe so strongly in the power of exercise not just to prevent illness but also to treat and reduce risk of recurrence.
Our GPs understand the science behind exercise as well as anyone and hence are able to put together exercise prescriptions that are tailored to you. Knowing how to exercise doesn't have to be in the hands of a personal trainer or a fitness instructor. We will guide you on a journey help you to get active in the safest and most sustainable way.
This Lifestyle Medicine Consultation could also be ideal for you if you experience any of the following exercise related problems:
Can't Find Time
Fear of Failure
Unsure what type of exercise you should be doing
Don't really enjoy it
Don't have the financial resources for a PT or gym membership
Not sure how much exercise you should be doing to gain the maximum benefit
Not sure if it safe for you
Worry will make you feel worse
Keep Trying and Failing
Low Confidence to Exercise
A Lifestyle Medicine Consultation could be ideal for you if you need some advice and guidance around your general health.
While we always try to address lifestyle and wellness in every GP consultation, the reality is that some people may not feel unwell enough to feel the need to book a GP appointment but may just want some tailored advice around things they could be doing better.
This is a reason why we have created a Lifestyle Consultation Clinic. To give you the access to the right lifestyle and wellness advice, personalised to you.
A Lifestyle Consultation could be ideal for you if you:
have a strong family history of chronic disease and want some advice and guidance to help reduce your own risk
want to get generally healthier but need some clear guidance on how
have tried to make lifestyle changes but keep falling off the wagon
feel you are lacking motivation
feel like you do not have the time or opportunity to get healthier
keep getting nudged by loved ones to get healthier but feel overwhelmed by it and don't know where to start
want some specific advice and guidance around nutrition, exercise, stress or sleep
have recently had a health scare and feel you need clear support on how to take control of your health have been recently diagnosed with a chronic condition such as diabetes, pre-diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol
At One5 Health, we work with you to take you on a journey that leads to better health in the most sustainable way.
We do this by incorporating a combination of behaviour change science, motivational interviewing and providing practical solutions that fit in with real life.
We can track you through this journey and help you to take full control of your health and wellbeing.