Lifestyle Medicine Endorsed
ASLM is proud to endorse programs, services, processes, resources, tools, apps and similar (collectively referred to as ‘activities’) that help people take charge of their own health, prevent, manage and reverse chronic and lifestyle-related disease, and improve health, society and environment.
Endorsed activities are based on the principles of Lifestyle Medicine, effective, safe, fit for purpose and well-delivered! You can read more about Lifestyle Medicine here. Examples of programs and services we will endorse are shown below. In the near future this page will become a searchable directory of endorsed activities.
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State / Australian Government programs
Get Healthy (NSW)
A free NSW Health service that can help provide you with the support and motivation you need to reach your own healthy lifestyle goals. Includes support for 6 months, up to 13 calls, all from the comfort of your own home. Tools and tips on eating healthy, getting active, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing alcohol and being healthy in pregnancy.
Healthy Tasmania (TAS)
To promote better health, the State Government launched the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan in July 2016 to give Tasmanians and their communities the information and tools they need to make healthy changes in their lives.
The plan aims to help people become more aware, interested, engaged and more in control of their own health and wellbeing by providing the resources and tools for four key areas: eating well, moving more, being a healthy weight and being smoke free.
The Life! program is a free Victorian healthy lifestyle program that helps you reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Run by expert health professionals, the program is delivered as a group course or a telephone health coaching service.
Changing your lifestyle isn’t easy, especially on your own. The Life! program gives you the motivation and support needed to make and maintain positive changes and to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. This approach has been shown to be more effective than taking medication and has a long-term positive effect on your health.
LiveLighter (WA, NT, VIC)
LiveLighter is a program which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles – to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active. We want to help people understand why they need to take action and what simple changes they can make in order to ‘LiveLighter’. LiveLighter offers facts and information and tools and resources including recipes and meal plans.
My Health for Life (QLD)
My health for life is a free, six-month program where you work with a health coach to achieve your health goals. Choosing either small group sessions, or one-on-one phone coaching, you explore topics such as nutrition, physical activity, understanding your personal risk of developing health conditions and how to make healthier choices a part of everyday life.
InnoWell is an online, mental wellbeing platform designed to use on your computer that empowers you to make collaborative decisions about your healthcare, with the support of your clinician. Through self-assessments and indication what’s important to you, the Platform responds to your needs and provides treatment options tailored to you.
Developed by Beyond Blue, NewAccess is for anyone who is feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed about everyday life issues, such as work, study, relationships, health or loneliness. It’s a free, structured six session program available via phone or face‑to‑face that provides practical tools to manage everyday challenges. NewAccess is available in 12 locations throughout QLD, NSW, VIC, ACT and no doctor’s referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan is required.
Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life.
It is Australia’s leading free meditation app, and includes programs for all ages on topics such as stress, sleep, attention & concentration, wellbeing, relationships, performance, sport and mindful eating.
10min each day is all you need to start seeing benefits: reduce worries, anxiety and distress, enjoy more energy, create a sense of calm, learn how to relax and regulate emotions, enhance awareness and creativity, improve concentration and increased productivity, develop a sense of empathy and connectedness, enjoy better health and sleep.
The Lift Project
The Lift Project involves 10 fascinating lessons that take you on an educational adventure. Each lesson introduces a scientifically proven way to lift your mood and your life from the exciting fields of Neuroscience, Positive Psychology and Lifestyle Medicine.
Learn the content by watching a fun and entertaining video presentation, listening to an audio presentation, or reading to more deeply explore the science. Or do all three. You choose. Experience fun but powerful challenges that involve putting what you have learnt into practice. It’s “challenge by choice”. Think about and reflect on what you are learning and experiencing. Take a quiz if you like and receive a certificate of completion.
BodyGuide builds self-help rehab programs by matching symptoms to relevant education and exercises.
Built by a medical team of Australia’s leading Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Osteopaths, Strength and Conditioning coaches, BodyGuide helps you to get you moving freely again. You can build a body that doesn’t need treatment to feel good. The more you learn, the better you feel.
Get Lean is different to other weight loss programs. Get Lean is a lifestyle choice. It’s not a quick fix and it does not offer outlandish and ridiculous promises which are unachievable. By following Dr Joanna’s scientific approach to eating and living, and by using the Get Lean app to plan your meals, you will quickly achieve results and learn the skills to eat differently for life.
The program provides knowledge, skills, inspiration and support across areas such as diet and nutrition, physical activity, stress managment and sleep. Membership to the program includes recipes, weekly newsletter, ebooks, blogs, videos and the Get Lean app.
Lite n’ Easy
Lite n’ Easy delivers great tasting, healthy meals that make it easy to lose weight or manage your weight. It’s also a convenient solution for busy people who wish to enjoy the convenience and health benefits of fully prepared, nutritionally balanced meals.
Noom is a scientifically-proven psychological approach to weight loss and behavior change. Their team of doctors, psychologists, nutritionists, and personal trainers has created a program that takes the most effective behavior change research and psychological techniques and delivers them to you in a way that suits your lifestyle (and works!). Featured in the New York Times, Women’s Health, Shape, Forbes, ABC and more, they’ve already helped over 45 million people worldwide build healthy habits and achieve their health goals.
The Doctor’s Kitchen
The Doctor’s Kitchen is Australia’s only doctor-prescribed, medical weight loss meal program. Tailored to your individual weight loss and health goals, The Doctor’s Kitchen meals ensure measurable, effective weight loss and health outcomes.
Chronic health conditions
The Healthy Eating Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL™) program
HEAL™ is a lifestyle modification program that enables participants to develop lifelong healthy eating and physical activity behaviours, which consists of 8 weekly group education and group exercise sessions as well as individual consultations pre- and post-program and 5 and 12 month follow-up health consultations.
The program assists people who are overweight, or obese, with existing chronic disease or at risk of developing chronic disease to improve their health and well-being by providing lifestyle education with a focus on improving nutrition and physical activity and promoting self-management. Persons at risk of developing, or with existing diabetes, heart diseases or other conditions are examples of some of the participants that can attend HEAL™.
Patients can speak to their GP to find out if they are eligible to be referred to the HEAL™ program.
I Can Change Me (ICCM)
The ICCM program sees General Practitioner Dr. Michelle Reiss, Internationally Certified in Lifestyle Medicine, collaborating with reputable Health Care Practitioners in their respective fields, to form a program that:
- is filled with substantial evidence-based education
- provides the “tools” for sustainable lifestyle change
- supports total body “wellness” and
- drives the prevention or reversibility of chronic medical and psychological conditions.
LMS Healthy Weight for Women
The Lifestyle Medicine Society (LMS) healthy weight for women program has been developed under the guidance of experts from the Australian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM). It’s a unique way to lose weight because it’s focused on health, rather than weight. The weight loss will follow – but without the guilt or misgivings of most weight loss programs.
LMS Waist Loss for Men
Are you interested in being part of the exciting new frontier of Lifestyle Medicine and want to learn from leaders in Similarly, LMS offers a scientifically-based, no-nonsense, no-gimmicks waist loss for men program – specifically for men! These healthy eating and weight loss programs are scientifically founded from over 35 years of research in health science. Due to the differences in psychology and physiology of men and women, two unique programs have been developed to specifically target the individual needs of both genders. These programs bring you the latest research in healthy eating and weight loss.
PreKureME (New Zealand)
PreKureME is a short, 21 day focused healthy habits challenge to be completed in teams of 2 – 10 people. The aim is to be focused and disciplined for a short period of time and give your wellbeing a boost. PreKureME is ideal for people who wish to establish or reinstate healthy habits, drop a few kilos or perhaps support a family member or friend who would benefit from being healthier.
The COACH Program
The COACH Program is a standardised structured coaching program delivered by highly trained health professionals (“coaches”) to people already diagnosed with a chronic disease or who are at high risk of developing chronic disease. The program is delivered by telephone and mail-outs over a period of 6 months, and is focused on closing the “evidence-practice gap” – the gap between guideline-recommended care and the care patients actually receive. The COACH Program is used for people with one or more of the following chronic conditions: Coronary heart disease, Heart failure, Peripheral vascular disease, Stroke and/or TIA, Type 2 diabetes, Type 1 diabetes, Prediabetes, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Asthma, Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease – preventing cardiovascular disease in people without clinical evidence of cardiovascular disease, High risk of type 2 diabetes – reducing risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people classified as having high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The Diabetes Lifestyle Coaching Program
The Diabetes Lifestyle Coaching Program is a online, 12 week educational program to help coach people into good health and out of diabetes. It is designed to faciliate long lasting behaviour change; it’s not just a quick fix. The program is for people with pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and people at risk of developing diabetes. The program includes 24 hours of content, lifetime access to the online course, access to a community of people going through the exact same struggles as you and weekly group Q&A’s. Build your confidence and live a healthy, fulfilling and disease-free life.
Avondale University College
Are you interested in being part of the exciting new frontier of Lifestyle Medicine and want to learn from leaders in the field? Avondale offers two postgraduate courses via distance education, the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine.
Designed by pioneers of Lifestyle Medicine, units are taught by highly qualified lecturers who are research active in the field. Study online in your own time, allowing you to fit your study around your work, family and lifestyle commitments. Enter via any Bachelor level degree – you don’t need a health background.
Professional development & resources
Digital Health Guide
The Digital Health Guide is a subscription-based resource for health providers that provides high quality information about mobile health apps, including what capabilities they have, what conditions they are for, what evidence exists to support their claims, and reviews and ratings from health providers, patients and more.
LiveLighter for practitioners
LiveLighter is a program which aims to encourage Australian adults to lead healthier lifestyles – to make changes to what they eat and drink, and to be more active. They want to help people understand why they need to take action and what simple changes they can make in order to ‘LiveLighter’. Their practitioner page includes tools and resources to use in your workplace or clinic and to create displays and community presentations.
Made by practitioners for practitioners, including Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Podiatry.
MyScoreIt makes it simple, intuitive and delightful to embed PROMs collection into your workflow – patient reported outcomes are made easy.
Nudge Coach app
A customizable online coaching platform that helps you build relationships and keep clients on track for better health. Nudge Coach app offers the best coaching tools in one platform.
PreKure Health Coaching Certificate (New Zealand)
PreKure is recognised by medical professionals as being credible and of the highest standard . They provide the practical tools and resources you need to make your job as a Health Coach easier. You’ll learn the latest science as well as the art of coaching. You’ll learn and practice your coaching skills giving you confidence. The courses that make up the Certificate are taught by recognised world experts and academics sharing only evidence-based knowledge and tools.
Wellcoaches Australia School of Coaching
Translating science into coaching practice, Wellcoaches teaches you how to use coaching tools and processes that help others get healthier and happier.
Wellness Coaching Australia
Wellness Coaching Australia provides students with a highly credentialed training team not only in the field of coaching but also in the areas of health, fitness and wellness.