The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is an interdisciplinary society of health professionals working towards improved prevention, management, and treatment of chronic, complex and lifestyle-related conditions. ‘Lifestyle-related’ includes environmental, societal, behavioural and other factors. Lifestyle Medicine is a rapidly growing discipline with numerous colleges and societies around the world and many more countries starting up.
ASLM members include GPs and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, public health professionals, health service delivery personnel, educators, scientists and researchers. In practical terms, Lifestyle Medicine involves a range of professionals working together to address physical inactivity, poor diet or nutrition, smoking, alcohol overconsumption, chronic stress, anxiety, poor or inadequate sleep, social isolation, loss of culture and identity, and other influences of society and environment.
Importantly, Lifestyle Medicine is both a scientific discipline, and a movement for change. We advocate for innovation in clinical practice and in prevention, in particular addressing the drivers of chronic disease and health inequity. Areas of focus include the reversibility of early stage type 2 diabetes, weight loss and weight management, nutrition and physical activity for mental health, reducing stress and improving sleep, and technology and innovation, such as Shared Medical Appointments as a practice innovation.
Be part of a bigger change and join the Lifestyle Medicine movement. You’ll feel at home in our energetic, resourceful and creative multidisciplinary society.