Welcome to Day 6 of Lifestyle Medicine Week!

Today we visit another Lifestyle Medicine pillar: Stress Management.

Learning to manage stress is a lifelong endeavor. Practices such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, and prayer can all be powerful stress reducers.

Sometimes just reminding yourself to slow down, be mindful, savor your surroundings, and be in the moment is sufficient.

Stay well,

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.