Current Activities Centered on Healthy Living and Recommendations for the Future: A Position Statement from the HL-PIVOT Network

Ross Arena, Jonathan Myers, Leonard A. Kaminsky, Mark Williams, Ahmad Sabbahi, Dejana Popovic, Robert Axtell, Mark A. Faghy, Andrew P. Hills, Silvia Lizett Olivares Olivares, Mildred Lopez, Nicolaas P. Pronk, Deepika Laddu, Abraham Samuel Babu, Richard Josephson, Laurie P. Whitsel, Rich Severin, Jeffrey W. Christle, Victor Zuniga Dourado, Josef NiebauerPatrick Savage, Leslie D. Austford, Carl J. Lavie

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Abstract

We continue to increase our cognizance and recognition of the importance of healthy living (HL) behaviors and HL medicine (HLM) to prevent and treat chronic disease. The continually unfolding events precipitated by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have further highlighted the importance of HL behaviors, as indicated by the characteristics of those who have been hospitalized and died from this viral infection. There has already been recognition that leading a healthy lifestyle, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, may have a substantial protective effect in those who become infected with the virus. Now more than ever, HL behaviors and HLM are essential and must be promoted with a renewed vigor across the globe. In response to the rapidly evolving world since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the clear need to change lifestyle behaviors to promote human resilience and quality of life, the HL for Pandemic Event Protection (HL-PIVOT) network was established. The 4 major areas of focus for the network are: (1) knowledge discovery and dissemination; (2) education; (3) policy; (4) implementation. This HL-PIVOT network position statement provides a current synopsis of the major focus areas of the network, including leading research in the field of HL behaviors and HLM, examples of best practices in education, policy, and implementation, and recommendations for the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100823
JournalCurrent Problems in Cardiology
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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