Lifestyle management programs are closely linked to the concept of health promotion, which is “the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health.”
Based on this, a lifestyle management program is defined as a structured, action-oriented health promotion initiative designed to help individuals improve their health, reduce health risks and promote healthy behaviors.
Lifestyle management programs can target a range of different health concerns and areas, such as physical activity, stress, smoking, and nutrition.
- Health and wellbeing assessment-an overall health risk assessment that measures an individual’s health and wellbeing status
- Lifestyle management programs focusing on stress, sleep, nutrition, physical activity and smoking cessation
- Health management programmes focusing on weight loss and on depression management
- Assessments focusing specifically on stress, sleep, nutrition, physical activity, and muscoskeletal health
- Health and wellbeing consultancy
Reviews and academic studies shows the following benefits of Lifestyle management programs.
- Reduce health risks
- Reduce medical and healthcare costs
- Improve productivity
- Reduce absenteeism
- Reduce the incidence and severity of chronic health conditions.