Welcome to Day 2 of Lifestyle Medicine Week!

Today, on Memorial Day, we come together to celebrate those who have dedicated and sacrificed their lives in the service of our country and the freedoms we cherish. We encourage you to please include in your celebrations someone who may be feeling left out, especially someone who has made sacrifices for the greater good.

We urge you to adapt to the new and creative ways of gathering together necessitated by the current pandemic. We humans are social creatures and relationships are central to our lives—we need connections to thrive and survive.

Our health depends on having others around us!

Yours in connectedness,

Ted D. Barnett, MD, FACLM
Partner, Borg and Ide Imaging
Board Member, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
Founder and CEO, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Group
Founding President, Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute
Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute is proud to support the critical work of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). ACLM recognizes six pillars of Lifestyle Medicine: the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle; regular physical activity; restorative sleep; stress management; avoidance of risky substances; and positive social connection. As you can see from our Wellness Wheel, we have added 3 pillars of our own: spending time outdoors, seeking purpose, and finding joy.