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The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine becomes organisational member of the True Health Initiative [Media Release]

On 19 December 2018, the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine officially joined the True Health Initiative (THI), a global voice for Lifestyle Medicine.

THI exists to make the fundamental truths about healthy, sustainable living and eating, common knowledge; shifting the global understanding of practices that most likely help people live longer and envision a world with less chronic disease. As a member organisation, the ASLM is helping to build a movement that supports individuals and communities in directing their resources toward this goal.

Decades of published research support six core lifestyle principles that most effectively add years to lives, and life to years:

  1. A diet comprised mostly of minimally processed, generally plant-predominant foods in time-honored, balanced combinations (e.g., traditional diets of certain Mediterranean populations, certain Asian populations, etc.);
  2. Routine physical activity at moderate intensity, frequency and duration;
  3. The avoidance of toxins, particularly tobacco and excess alcohol;
  4. Sleep adequate in both quantity and quality;
  5. The effective mitigation of psychological stress;
  6. The cultivation of meaningful, supportive relationships and strong social bonds.

By joining the THI, the ASLM commit to upholding these principles and being a role model through education and information sharing.

Visit here to learn more about the THI.

About ASLM

The Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) is a multidisciplinary society working towards improved prevention, management, and treatment of chronic, complex and lifestyle-related conditions.  ‘Lifestyle-related’ includes environmental, societal, behavioural and other factors. ASLM members include GPs and medical specialists, allied health practitioners, public health physicians, educators, scientists and researchers.

Together, we advocate for a multidisciplinary, multi-system approach to the chronic and lifestyle-related disease problem, and for a comprehensive understanding of health and wellbeing, that is, not just the absence of disease, but for vibrant health with meaning and purpose, for health equity, social justice, corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability.