What Is Lifestyle Medicine?
Lifestyle Medicine is an evidence-based approach to the prevention of disease and maintenance of wellness. It involves changing behaviour by caring more for your mind and your body. Lifestyle medicine involves physical activity, good nutrition, stress reduction, sleep hygiene, quitting smoking, building healthy relationships, reduction of alcohol and loving ourselves.
We need to look at our lifestyles, and implement a positive change in order to prevent these chronic diseases. Lifestyle Medicine involves a change in behaviour – through both self-care and self-management.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
"Your greatest wealth is your health"
Who is Dr Jill?
From being a sports therapist for the Canadian Olympic Judo team to becoming a general practitioner in Australia, Dr Jill Gamberg has lived a life full of exciting experiences. Growing up with a doctor for a father, it’s no wonder why health and medicine have been at the forefront of her professional life.
As a sport therapist, it was her job to rehabilitate injured athletes and create training programs to help bring out their best. Her interest in medicine and drive to learn more is what brought her to Australia in 2003, where she studied a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of New South Wales.
Due to her prior education in the field, she received advanced standing and graduated from the six-year course within four years. She then moved on to her student medical training at the Hospital Prince of Wales. As an international student, she undertook her GP training in the beautiful countryside of New South Wales. The training program took her to places such as Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and Newcastle.
With a wide range of travel stories under her belt after visiting over 50 countries, it is clear how much she values the opportunity to experience the world around us.
Your greatest wealth is your health