Lifestyle Medicine: A Crucial Strategy for Optimal Health and Longevity.
Background: Life expectancy in many developing countries is generally low. The quality of life of most people in such countries especially among those who live longer than the average life expectancy is poor. The aging process in most people in such countries is associated with many preventable chronic medical problems. Lifestyle medicine offers the evidenced based interventions that will enable most people in the world but more importantly in developing countries improve on both their quality of life and longevity.
Objectives: This review highlights factors that prevent most people from enjoying optimal health and to provide evidenced based equitable lifestyle medicine interventions that prevent chronic non-communicable diseases and prevent quality longevity.
Method: This narrative review was carried out following a detailed search of pubmed, Medicine, Google scholar and other online databases on the subject.
Conclusion: Lifestyle medicine providers the essential package for optimal health and longevity. Lifestyle modification of multiple health behaviors is an evidenced based strategy for the practice of lifestyle medicine at individual level. Starting with the four core health behaviors is a well tested approach on the pathway to quality life and longevity.