Lifestyle factors such as diet, physical activity, stress level, sleep quality, and use of substances such as alcohol and nicotine can dramatically impact health and sense of well- being. Through Wilmington Health’s Lifestyle Clinic, patients who are considering making a positive health behavior change are empowered, guided, and supported throughout the process. Possible areas of focus include improving diet and activity level, weight loss, and smoking cessation, as well as other strategies for developing and sustaining healthy habits. The American College of Lifestyle Medicine provides the following definition on their website: “Lifestyle medicine is the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic intervention-including a whole food, plant-predominant eating pattern, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances, and positive social connection-as a primary modality, delivered by clinicians trained and certified in this specialty, to prevent, treat and often reverse chronic disease.” 1
If you are interested, please work with your primary care doctor during your visit and we will connect you for more information!
Rhonda Mough, MD works with primary care practitioners to help patients achieve optimal health and wellness using a patient-centered coaching approach and evidence-based strategies to assist patients with making and sustaining healthy lifestyle changes. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is a certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician and Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.