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September 2023 Newsletter

Movement & Exercise

The Benefits of HIIT & Other Forms of Interval Training

In an era where time is a precious commodity, new research finds that interval training, including HIIT, is more efficient and often more effective than endurance training for cardiovascular and brain health, and has been shown to slow the aging process at the cellular level.

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Enhancing Health and Speed in Female Distance Runners Through Improved Diet

A groundbreaking study by Lifestyle Medicine Director Michael Fredericson, MD, and Megan Roche, MD, for female long-distance runners shows how to decrease the incidence of stress fractures and improve performance with nutrition.

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Summer Program Teaches Science Writing to High School & Undergrad Students

Lifestyle Medicine instructor Dr. Marily Oppezzo created a 10-week science writing course to teach young scientists how to conduct interviews with experts and write articles that effectively communicate research to a broad audience.

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5 Tips for a Successful Pickleball Experience

Pickleball was all the rage this summer! Lifestyle Medicine fellow Maya Shetty, BS, shares her best tips to stay healthy and have fun on the Pickleball court.

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Welcoming Our New Program Manager

With a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and 17 years of experience as a science journalist, we welcome Sharon Brock, MEd, MS, as Lifestyle Medicine's new program manager and lead writer/editor.

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Practice of the Month: HIIT 8-9-10 Challenge

Click for Details on this HIIT Routine & Modifications for Every Fitness Level

This workout was designed by Peter Park, a former pro athlete and current fitness trainer and author with 23 years of experience training elite athletes.


Upcoming Events

  • September is National Healthy Aging Month | learn more

  • Stanford Center on Longevity Century Summit | November 6-7, 2023 | learn more

  • Healthy Aging 50+: The New Frontiers of Fitness, Nutrition and Engagement Conference | February 8, 2024

  • Stanford Big Ideas in Medicine Conference | September 9-10, 2023 | learn more

  • ORTHO 120(220): Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine now open for all Stanford students

Community Engagement:

  • Our affiliated Lifestyle Medicine Club at Gunn High School will offer students a micro-credential in Lifestyle Medicine, becoming the third high school in the country to offer this.

  • The Head of our Social Engagement Initiative, Rusly Harsono, MD, showcased the Lifestyle Medicine program at the following community events:
  • Melt With You - The Crayon Initiative | Danville, CA
  • Cardinal Walk - Stanford BeWell Initiative | Stanford, CA

Team Member Research Highlights:

  • Spread of Makoyoh’sokoi (Wolf Trail): a community led, physical activity-based, holistic wellness program for Indigenous women in Canada | Levi Frehlich, PhD (c) | read more

  • Popular Dietary Trends’ Impact on Athletic Performance: A Critical Analysis Review | Matthew Kaufman, MD; Michael Fredericson, MD; Marily Oppezzo, PhD, MS; Maya Shetty, BS | read more

  • Healthy Runner Project: a 7-year, multisite nutrition education intervention to reduce bone stress injury incidence in collegiate distance runners | Michael Fredericson, MD; Megan Roche, MD; & Emily Kraus, MD | read more

  • The Future of Yoga for Mental Health Care | Vanika Chawla, MD & Douglas Noordsy, MD | read more

  • Nutritional Strategies and Sex Hormone Interactions in Women | Stacy Sims, PhD | read more

  • International society of sports nutrition position stand: nutritional concerns of the female athlete | Stacy Sims, PhD | read more

  • Diet and exercise interventions in the management of psychiatric disorders: Mechanism and efficacy. Lifestyle Medicine, Fourth Edition | Douglas Noordsy, MD | read more
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