Lifestyle medicine

Can lifestyle be used as ‘medicine’, to help with things like psychological disorders, cancer, cardiovascular disease or COVID-19? The broad-based lifestyle coalition Lifestyle in Healthcare is working on identifying what knowledge we still need to acquire in order to use lifestyle medicine as an element of curative care. Researchers are also hard at work developing knowledge.

Lifestyle in Healthcare coalition

We have established a broad-based lifestyle coalition (available in Dutch), along with TNO and the Netherlands Patient Federation, to identify what knowledge is needed for lifestyle to become a systematic part of treatment, or curative care.

The coalition issues its first call for proposals, based on the question of how we can make lifestyle an integral part of regular healthcare, for people with health problems, medical conditions or illness. The call (availabe in Dutch) is issued by ZonMw, SGF and Health~Holland in collaboration

Lifestyle interventions for chronic conditions

Can lifestyle be used as a way of alleviating chronic medical conditions? Ten consortiums (available in Dutch) are investigating which lifestyle interventions are suitable for which conditions and which patients, to treat things like psychological conditions, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and diabetes.

Implementation of lifestyle interventions in healthcare

Several consortiums are also embarking on additional research. This will provide knowledge about implementation and impact so that professional practitioners and policymakers can implement the lifestyle interventions in question in the best possible way.

Exercise is Medicine

Methods such as training and digital tools have been developed in collaboration with doctors to help them prescribe exercise as medicine, since little action is being taken in healthcare in relation to the importance of an active lifestyle. View the results achieved with Exercise is Medicine (available in Dutch).

Exercise is rarely used as an integral part of medical treatment and care, not even preventive care. How can we ensure that healthcare professionals start prescribing exercise as a form of prevention and treatment for diseases and medical conditions? Read about how MOOI in Beweging (available in Dutch) is tackling this social challenge

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Plantaardige voeding in de behandeling van reuma en artrose

Reumatoloog Dirkjan van Schaardenburg behandelt mensen met reuma en mensen met artrose met een leefstijlprogramma dat bestaat uit volwaardige plantaardige voeding.
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Inzet van leefstijlgeneeskunde in de curatieve zorg

10 projectleiders zetten een gezonde leefstijl in om patiënten gezond te houden en de kans op chronische aandoeningen te verkleinen. Eigenlijk zetten ze leefstijl in als ‘medicijn’.
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Startsein Coalitie Leefstijl in de Zorg

In deze coalitie slaan zorgprofessionals, kennisinstellingen en patiëntenvertegenwoordigers de handen ineen voor de implementatie van leefstijl in de gezondheidszorg.
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Subsidieoproep voor onderzoek naar leefstijl in de zorg

ZonMw, de SGF en Health~Holland komen met deze subsidieoproep, gericht op onderzoek naar leefstijl in de zorg. Indienen kan tot 20 juni (14:00 uur).
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In gesprek met ZonMw over leefstijlgeneeskunde

Hoe kijken Wilke en Fleur (ZonMw) aan tegen leefstijlgeneeskunde en welke plaats zou het moeten innemen in de nabije toekomst?

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Contact

Wilke van Ansem

Programme Manager Lifestyle medicine
leefstijlgeneeskunde [at] zonmw.nl

Lussi Stoof-Jordanov

Programme Manager Lifestyle medicine
leefstijlgeneeskunde [at] zonmw.nl