diet; exercise; flyer; holistic; humanities; lifestyle counseling; lifestyle medicine; mindfulness; nutrition; self-care; stress; well-being


Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Interactive Arts


Too much to counsel on, too little time? We would like to present a unique and innovative perspective on lifestyle medicine counseling through the lens of a homemade flyer, designed to bridge the gap between conventional health care practices and personalized, holistic well-being. In the promising field of health care humanities, the homemade lifestyle medicine flyer serves as a tangible manifestation of individual agency in promoting health and vitality. The flyer encapsulates a diverse range of self-care practices, dietary insights, and mindfulness techniques, emphasizing the inherent connection between mind, body, and spirit in one’s health journey.

This double-sided document highlights the significance of empowering individuals to take an active role in their own health journey. Included are a broad range of tips for building a solid health and well-being foundation, as well as a QR code with resources to make those changes happen. Patients may understand that they need to eat healthy foods and spend time outdoors but may not know how best to implement those changes in their area.

Although there is limited time for the average office visit, something as simple as a visual aid can go quite far in creating ripples of change beyond the clinic. As a take-home document, it can become an opportunity to share and empower others in the patient’s own sphere of influence as well. The flyer acts as a tangible artifact, becoming a conduit for fostering a sense of community engagement, encouraging dialogue, and promoting shared experiences in the pursuit of well-being.