healthy lifestyle


Summary: A pattern of behavior involving LIFE STYLE choices which ensure optimum health. Examples are eating right; maintaining physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness, and taking preemptive steps against communicable diseases.

Top Publications

  1. Zhang Q, Zheng W, Li H, Gao J, Fang J, Gao L, et al. [The joint effects of major lifestyle factors on stomach cancer risk among Chinese men: a prospective cohort study]. Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2017;51:386-392 pubmed publisher
    ..Using data on lifestyle, the healthy lifestyle index (HLI) was developed...
  2. Coulthard J, Palla L, Pot G. Breakfast consumption and nutrient intakes in 4-18-year-olds: UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme (2008-2012). Br J Nutr. 2017;118:280-290 pubmed publisher
    Although breakfast consumption is widely considered to be an important component of a healthy lifestyle, few UK studies have examined differences in nutrient intakes between breakfast consumers and breakfast skippers among children and ..
  3. Odgers Jewell K, Isenring E, Thomas R, Reidlinger D. Group participants' experiences of a patient-directed group-based education program for the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177688 pubmed publisher
    ..Future group-based education programs may benefit from the use of self-determination theory as a framework for intervention design to enhance participant motivation. ..
  4. Peters E, Shoots Reinhard B, Tompkins M, Schley D, Meilleur L, Sinayev A, et al. Improving numeracy through values affirmation enhances decision and STEM outcomes. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0180674 pubmed publisher
    ..Improvements to abstract numeric reasoning can improve everyday outcomes. ..
  5. Knox E, Muros J. Association of lifestyle behaviours with self-esteem through health-related quality of life in Spanish adolescents. Eur J Pediatr. 2017;176:621-628 pubmed publisher
    ..These novel findings can contribute to the development of more efficacious interventions targeting positive self-esteem in young people. ..
  6. Chen C, Liu K, Hsu C, Chang H, Chung H, Liu J, et al. Healthy lifestyle and normal waist circumference are associated with a lower 5-year risk of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and elderly individuals: Results from the healthy aging longitudinal study in Taiwan (HALST). Medicine (Baltimore). 2017;96:e6025 pubmed publisher
    ..Principal component analysis (PCA) was used to identify participants with a healthy lifestyle (HLF: higher diet, physical activity, and psychosocial scores) and a lower WC, with cutoffs determined by ..
  7. Abildsnes E, Rohde G, Berntsen S, Stea T. Fun, influence and competence-a mixed methods study of prerequisites for high school students' participation in physical education. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:241 pubmed publisher
    ..Program evaluation revealed that both groups of students valued competent PE teachers and having influence on the content of the PE program. ..
  8. Steca P, Monzani D, Greco A, Franzelli C, Magrin M, Miglioretti M, et al. Stability and change of lifestyle profiles in cardiovascular patients after their first acute coronary event. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0183905 pubmed publisher
    ..Current findings may have a strong practical impact in the development and implementation of personalized secondary prevention programs targeting lifestyles of ACS patients. ..
  9. Basilici Zannetti E, D Agostino F, Cittadini N, Feola M, Pennini A, Rao C, et al. Effect of tailored educational intervention to improve self-care maintenance and quality of life in postmenopausal osteoporotic women after a fragility fracture: the Guardian Angel® study. Ig Sanita Pubbl. 2017;73:65-76 pubmed
    ..Through tailored educational interventions, women can be helped to take their medications correctly, adopt a healthy lifestyle, reduce the occurrence of bone fractures, and have a better quality of life.

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  1. Robbins P, Niedernhofer L. Advances in Therapeutic Approaches to Extend Healthspan: a perspective from the 2nd Scripps Symposium on the Biology of Aging. Aging Cell. 2017;16:610-614 pubmed publisher
    ..This perspective, based on presentations and discussions at the symposium, outlines the current and future state of development of therapeutic approaches to extend human healthspan...
  2. Zhdan V, Holovanova I, Filatova V, Khorosh M. Medical evaluation of efficiency of optimized models for early detection and primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Wiad Lek. 2017;70:433-438 pubmed
    ..The results of the study found that 193 patients (23.4%) achieved target blood pressure through the implementation of the recommendations concerning the optimization behavior towards of risk factors, lifestyle. ..
  3. Bergier J, Bergier B, Tsos A. Variations in physical activity of male and female students from the Ukraine in health-promoting life style. Ann Agric Environ Med. 2017;24:217-221 pubmed publisher
    ..research was performed concerning issues relating to physical activity as an important factor in a healthy lifestyle and involved observing the differences among males and females as future elites of the Ukraine. [b]Objective...
  4. Hrabe D, Melnyk B, Buck J, Sinnott L. Effects of the Nurse Athlete Program on the Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors, Physical Health, and Mental Well-being of New Graduate Nurses. Nurs Adm Q. 2017;41:353-359 pubmed publisher
    ..tested the preliminary effects of a health-oriented workshop, the Nurse Athlete, on new graduate nurses' healthy lifestyle beliefs, healthy lifestyle behaviors, depressive and anxiety symptoms, as well as health outcomes...
  5. Piepoli M, Hoes A, Agewall S, Albus C, Brotons C, Catapano A, et al. 2016 European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention in clinical practice: The Sixth Joint Task Force of the European Society of Cardiology and Other Societies on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (constituted by represe. Eur Heart J. 2016;37:2315-2381 pubmed publisher
  6. Balk Møller N, Poulsen S, Larsen T. Effect of a Nine-Month Web- and App-Based Workplace Intervention to Promote Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Loss for Employees in the Social Welfare and Health Care Sector: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2017;19:e108 pubmed publisher
    ..The tool was designed to help users make healthy lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercise more, and quit smoking...
  7. Loftus L, Sokol G, Laronga C. Breast Cancer Survivorship: Patient Characteristics and Plans for High-Quality Care. South Med J. 2017;110:673-677 pubmed publisher
    ..Guidelines for posttreatment follow-up care are discussed in this article, and interventions that patients may practice to promote a healthy lifestyle also are presented.
  8. Mogre V, Abanga Z, Tzelepis F, Johnson N, Paul C. Adherence to and factors associated with self-care behaviours in type 2 diabetes patients in Ghana. BMC Endocr Disord. 2017;17:20 pubmed publisher
    ..Adherence to diet, SMBG and checking of feet were relatively low. People with low education and women may need additional support to improve adherence to self-care behaviours in this type 2 diabetes population. ..
  9. Soltero E, Konopken Y, Olson M, Keller C, Castro F, Williams A, et al. Preventing diabetes in obese Latino youth with prediabetes: a study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:261 pubmed publisher
    ..NCT02615353, registered on June 8, 2016. ..
  10. Ong K, O Connell R, Januszewski A, Jenkins A, Xu A, Sullivan D, et al. Baseline Circulating FGF21 Concentrations and Increase after Fenofibrate Treatment Predict More Rapid Glycemic Progression in Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the FIELD Study. Clin Chem. 2017;63:1261-1270 pubmed publisher
    ..01). Higher baseline and fenofibrate-induced increase in FGF21 concentrations predict more rapid glycemic progression in type 2 diabetes patients. This association may be partly explained by hepatic function. ..
  11. Godfrey K, Costello P, Lillycrop K. Development, Epigenetics and Metabolic Programming. Nestle Nutr Inst Workshop Ser. 2016;85:71-80 pubmed publisher
    ..Elucidation of such epigenetic processes may enable early intervention strategies to improve early development and growth. ..
  12. McGuinness M, Le J, Mitchell P, Gopinath B, Cerin E, Saksens N, et al. Physical Activity and Age-related Macular Degeneration: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2017;180:29-38 pubmed publisher
    ..AMD)-the main cause of irreversible severe vision loss in developed countries-given the suggestion that a healthy lifestyle may assist in delaying the onset and progression of AMD. Systematic review and meta-analysis...
  13. Silva E, Ferreira C, Pinho L. Risk factors and complications in type 2 diabetes outpatients. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 2017;63:621-627 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study investigated type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) outpatients attending a university hospital in Montes Claros, MG, to estimate the prevalence of risk factors and their association with diabetes complications...
  14. Craig J, Jenkins T, Carrell D, Hotaling J. Obesity, male infertility, and the sperm epigenome. Fertil Steril. 2017;107:848-859 pubmed publisher
  15. Passmore E, Shepherd B, Milat A, Maher L, Hennessey K, Havrlant R, et al. The impact of a community-led program promoting weight loss and healthy living in Aboriginal communities: the New South Wales Knockout Health Challenge. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:951 pubmed publisher
    ..There has been limited research to identify effective healthy lifestyle programs to address risk factors for chronic disease among Aboriginal people...
  16. Larsson S, Kaluza J, Wolk A. Combined impact of healthy lifestyle factors on lifespan: two prospective cohorts. J Intern Med. 2017;282:209-219 pubmed publisher
    The impact of multiple healthy lifestyle factors on survival time is unclear. The aim of this study was to examine differences in survival time associated with a healthy lifestyle versus a less healthy lifestyle...
  17. Belsky D, Caspi A, Cohen H, Kraus W, Ramrakha S, Poulton R, et al. Impact of early personal-history characteristics on the Pace of Aging: implications for clinical trials of therapies to slow aging and extend healthspan. Aging Cell. 2017;16:644-651 pubmed publisher
    ..Quick, inexpensive measures of trial participants' early personal histories can enable clinical trials to study who volunteers for trials, who adheres to treatment, and who responds to anti-aging therapies. ..
  18. Rogers R, Krallman R, Jackson E, DuRussel Weston J, Palma Davis L, de Visser R, et al. Top 10 Lessons Learned from Project Healthy Schools. Am J Med. 2017;130:990.e1-990.e7 pubmed publisher
  19. Lelong H, Blacher J, Baudry J, Adriouch S, Galan P, Fezeu L, et al. Individual and Combined Effects of Dietary Factors on Risk of Incident Hypertension: Prospective Analysis From the NutriNet-Santé Cohort. Hypertension. 2017;70:712-720 pubmed publisher
    ..58-0.75). Our results confirmed the association of several nutritional factors intake and incident hypertension and highlighted that adopting a global healthy diet could strongly contribute to the prevention of hypertension. ..
  20. Lloyd J, Creanor S, Price L, Abraham C, Dean S, Green C, et al. Trial baseline characteristics of a cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-located obesity prevention programme; the Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) trial. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:291 pubmed publisher
    ..isrctn15811706 (1/05/2012). ..
  21. Blunt W, Gill D, Sibbald S, Riggin B, Pulford R, Scott R, et al. Optimization of the Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) weight loss and healthy lifestyle program for male hockey fans. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:916 pubmed publisher
    ..Minor changes were required for optimization, which will be evaluated in a future definitive trial. NCT02396524 ( Date of registration: Feb 26, 2015. ..
  22. Kapoor E, Collazo Clavell M, Faubion S. Weight Gain in Women at Midlife: A Concise Review of the Pathophysiology and Strategies for Management. Mayo Clin Proc. 2017;92:1552-1558 pubmed publisher
    ..levels after menopause, and other unique influences in menopausal women that interfere with the adoption of healthy lifestyle measures...
  23. Karakurt P, Kasimoğlu N, Bahçeli A, Atalikoğlu Başkan S, Ağdemir B. The effect of activities of daily living on the self-care agency of patients in a cardiovascular surgery clinic. J Vasc Nurs. 2017;35:78-85 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, there was a positive correlation between the patients' ADLS and IADLS scores and their SCAS score. It was also noted that patients were more independent on the ADL and IADL, and that their self-care agency was higher. ..
  24. Messina J, Campbell S, Morris R, Eyles E, Sanders C. A narrative systematic review of factors affecting diabetes prevention in primary care settings. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0177699 pubmed publisher
  25. McSweeney L, Araújo Soares V, Rapley T, Adamson A. A feasibility study with process evaluation of a preschool intervention to improve child and family lifestyle behaviours. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:248 pubmed publisher
    ..ISRCTN12345678 (16/02/17) retrospectively registered. ..
  26. Hu R, Fei F, Pan J, Wang X, Wang H, Wu H, et al. [Impact of diabetes prevalence and mortality on health life expectancy among residents in Zhejiang province]. Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2017;38:779-783 pubmed publisher
    ..mortality, suggesting the most effective measure in reducing the diabetes-related HLL is to promote the healthy lifestyle in urban areas and especially for women...
  27. Schoenberg N, Swanson M. Rural Religious Leaders' Perspectives on their Communities' Health Priorities and Health. South Med J. 2017;110:447-451 pubmed publisher
  28. Lee I, Chang C, Du P. Do healthier lifestyles lead to less utilization of healthcare resources?. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017;17:243 pubmed publisher
    ..It is suggested that more available and accessible health consultation services be provided to inculcate in the general public the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  29. Faught E, Gleddie D, Storey K, Davison C, Veugelers P. Healthy lifestyle behaviours are positively and independently associated with academic achievement: An analysis of self-reported data from a nationally representative sample of Canadian early adolescents. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0181938 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings also justify investments in school-based health promotion initiatives. ..
  30. Christie D, Hudson L, Kinra S, Wong I, Nazareth I, Cole T, et al. A community-based motivational personalised lifestyle intervention to reduce BMI in obese adolescents: results from the Healthy Eating and Lifestyle Programme (HELP) randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child. 2017;102:695-701 pubmed publisher
    ..The study has significant implications in terms of informing public health interventions to tackle childhood obesity. ISRCTN: ISRCTN99840111. ..
  31. Kasser T. Living both well and sustainably: a review of the literature, with some reflections on future research, interventions and policy. Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci. 2017;375: pubmed publisher
    ..This article is part of the themed issue 'Material demand reduction'. ..
  32. Espeland M, Luchsinger J, Baker L, Neiberg R, Kahn S, Arnold S, et al. Effect of a long-term intensive lifestyle intervention on prevalence of cognitive impairment. Neurology. 2017;88:2026-2035 pubmed publisher
    ..This study provides Class II evidence that for overweight adults with type 2 diabetes, a lifestyle intervention designed to reduce weight and increase physical activity does not lower the risk of cognitive impairment. ..
  33. Lolokote S, Hidru T, Li X. Do socio-cultural factors influence college students' self-rated health status and health-promoting lifestyles? A cross-sectional multicenter study in Dalian, China. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:478 pubmed publisher
    ..Regression analyses revealed a significant association between health status and healthy lifestyle (P < 0.001)...
  34. Fromel K, Kudlacek M, Groffik D, Svozil Z, Simunek A, Garbaciak W. Promoting Healthy Lifestyle and Well-Being in Adolescents through Outdoor Physical Activity. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017;14: pubmed publisher
    Health-enhancing physical activities (PA) performed outdoors could markedly contribute to the adoption of a healthy lifestyle in adolescence...
  35. Michishita R, Matsuda T, Kawakami S, Tanaka S, Kiyonaga A, Tanaka H, et al. The association between changes in lifestyle behaviors and the incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in middle-aged and older men. J Epidemiol. 2017;27:389-397 pubmed publisher unhealthy lifestyle resulted in significantly higher OR for incidence of CKD than maintaining a healthy lifestyle (OR 4.44; 95% CI, 1.05-13.93 for healthy-unhealthy group and OR 11.02; 95% CI, 2.83-26...
  36. Korzeniowska E, Puchalski K. [How do Polish workers respond to the information concerning health-oriented lifestyle?]. Med Pr. 2017;68:525-543 pubmed publisher
    Information overload, including commercial ones, about healthy lifestyle, is a challenge for perception of health education...
  37. Gill D, Blunt W, Bartol C, Pulford R, De Cruz A, Simmavong P, et al. HealtheSteps™ Study Protocol: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial promoting active living and healthy lifestyles in at-risk Canadian adults delivered in primary care and community-based clinics. BMC Public Health. 2017;17:173 pubmed publisher
    ..HealtheSteps™ is a healthy lifestyle prescription program, developed from an extensive research base to address risk factors for chronic disease ..
  38. Heymsfield S, Wadden T. Mechanisms, Pathophysiology, and Management of Obesity. N Engl J Med. 2017;376:254-266 pubmed publisher
  39. Saitz R. Alcohol: no ordinary health risk. Addiction. 2015;110:1228-9 pubmed publisher
  40. Allen N, Zhao L, Liu L, Daviglus M, Liu K, Fries J, et al. Favorable Cardiovascular Health, Compression of Morbidity, and Healthcare Costs: Forty-Year Follow-Up of the CHA Study (Chicago Heart Association Detection Project in Industry). Circulation. 2017;135:1693-1701 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings provide strong support for prevention efforts earlier in life aimed at preserving cardiovascular health and reducing the burden of disease in older ages. ..