Tool guide for lifestyle behavior change in a cardiovascular risk reduction program

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Lifestyle medicine behaviors such as a healthy diet, physical activity, and tobacco avoidance, are the cornerstone of treatment in many chronic disease conditions, especially those related to the cardiovascular system. In fact, 80% of premature heart disease, stroke, and diabetes may be prevented through modification of these behaviors. The rate-limiting step in cardiovascular disease prevention is the implementation and maintenance of healthy lifestyle behaviors. The purpose of this paper is to provide and discuss a series of tools and strategies that can be used by health care providers to promote health behavior change in their practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-63
Number of pages9
JournalPsychology Research and Behavior Management
Publication statusPublished - Aug 16 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Psychology(all)

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