Dr. Tuyen Van Duong

Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Featured Speech: Lifestyle Medicine During and Beyond the COVID-19 Pandemic

Biography:

Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Vice-President, Asian Health Literacy Association, United Kingdom
Chair, Nutrition Health Literacy Interest Group, International Health Literacy Association, United States

Dr. Duong has run a number of research projects in Asian countries, and published 43 original research articles on 25 ISI journals. He has been serving as an Associate Editor of Specialty Section – Eating Behavior on Frontiers in Nutrition and Frontiers in Psychology, a Guest Editor of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a reviewer of 32 international journals. Dr. Duong has received 14 honorable academic awards from national and international organizations from Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States, and Vietnam.

Abstract:

Lifestyle has been changed significantly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which further affect the health outcomes. Lifestyle has been recognized and acknowledged as an essential prevention strategy for health promotion, as a foundational and efficacious therapy for a renovated healthcare system for lowering costs, improving health outcomes, and improving patient satisfaction and quality of life.

There are six core healthy lifestyles to improve health including (1) Nutrition - An Evidence-Based, Practical Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment, (2) Physical Activity, (3) Stress Management, (4) Sleep and Health, (5) Avoidance of Risky Substances: Steps to Help Patients Reduce Anxiety, Overeating and Smoking, (6) Positive Social Connection: A Key Pillar of Lifestyle Medicine.

In our studies, health-related behaviors were found as predictors and modifiers of physical and mental health and quality of life in healthcare workers, students, and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, the strategies to get stakeholders come together to amplify healthy lifestyle promotion, education, and interventions are also presented.

Abstract

Dr. Tuyen Van Duong

Lifestyle has been changed significantly amidst the COVID-19 pandemic which further affect the health outcomes. Lifestyle has been recognized and acknowledged as an essential prevention strategy for health promotion, as a foundational and efficacious therapy for a renovated healthcare system for lowering costs, improving health outcomes, and improving patient satisfaction and quality of life.

 

There are six core healthy lifestyles to improve health including (1) Nutrition - An Evidence-Based, Practical Approach to Chronic Disease Prevention and Treatment, (2) Physical Activity, (3) Stress Management, (4) Sleep and Health, (5) Avoidance of Risky Substances: Steps to Help Patients Reduce Anxiety, Overeating and Smoking, (6) Positive Social Connection: A Key Pillar of Lifestyle Medicine.

 

In our studies, health-related behaviors were found as predictors and modifiers of physical and mental health and quality of life in healthcare workers, students, and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

In addition, the strategies to get stakeholders come together to amplify healthy lifestyle promotion, education, and interventions are also presented.