Lifestyle Medicine Program

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About Our Lifestyle Medicine Program

Lifestyle Medicine is an approach to healthcare that emphasizes the importance of healthy life choices and behaviors, in order to prevent, treat and manage diseases, such as cancer. It focuses on nutrition, physical activity, stress management, sleep, social relationships, and harmful substance use to promote overall health and wellbeing.

Our Lifestyle Medicine Program is committed to providing comprehensive, integrated care that goes beyond treating cancer and encompasses every aspect of our patients’ health. We understand that every part of life, including our lifestyle, impacts a patient’s journey with cancer, and we're here to help you navigate it all.

The comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is the first of its kind in the region, offering patients an integrated, personalized and transformative approach to cancer care.

  • Our Approach
  • Our Services
  • Program Caregivers

Our Approach

We understand that cancer doesn't affect just one aspect of life – it touches everything. Our Lifestyle Medicine services are designed to complement cancer treatment and support overall health. Our team of trained professionals collaborates with every patient to develop personalized strategies, helping them to make sustainable lifestyle changes.

We are committed to empowering our patients on their journey. With the right knowledge, resources, and support, they can live a healthier, more balanced life even amidst the challenges of cancer. Our Lifestyle Medicine team works together with each patient, their family, and wider cancer care team, bringing integrated, holistic care that respects each individual’s needs and goals.

Together, we can create a path toward healing that includes more than just medical treatment – a path paved with healthy lifestyle choices that enhance patient strength, resilience, and wellbeing.

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Our Services

Our Lifestyle Medicine Program is focused around six ‘pillars’ to promote overall health and wellbeing.

Nutritional Counseling

Our Registered Dietitians provide individualized dietary plans based on the patient’s unique needs, treatment side effects, and preferences. Nutrition plays a key role in our overall wellbeing, and with the help of our dietician, patients can make informed food choices that support health and energy levels.

Physical Activity Guidance

Our Physical Therapists and Exercise Physiologists offer personalized exercise recommendations, which are achievable and sustainable, aiming to enhance treatment outcomes, support faster recovery, and improve quality of life.

Stress Management Techniques

Our Mental Health professionals help patients to develop effective coping mechanisms for stress, anxiety, and depression, all of which are associated with cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Sleep Hygiene Education

We provide guidance on how to improve sleep quality, as a good night’s rest is crucial in the body's ability to heal and regenerate.

Social Support

We offer various support groups and resources for patients and caregivers, facilitating meaningful connections and emotional support.

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Program Caregivers

Our Lifestyle Medicine Program team includes a Lifestyle Medicine trained physician, supported by a range of specialist professionals, who work together with the wider cancer team, providing holistic care for each patient. The team includes:

  • Lifestyle Medicine Trained Physician
  • Dietician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Psychological Counselor
  • Sleep Specialist
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