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Current activities centered on healthy living and recommendations for the future: a position statement from the hl-pivot network


Arena, R and Myers, J and Kaminsky, LA and Williams, M and Sabbahi, A and Popovic, D and Axtell, R and Faghy, MA and Hills, AP and Olivares Olivares, SL and Lopez, M and Pronk, NP and Laddu, D and Babu, AS and Josephson, R and Whitsel, LP and Severin, R and Christle, JW and Dourado, VZ and Niebauer, J and Savage, P and Austford, LD and Lavie, CJ, Current activities centered on healthy living and recommendations for the future: a position statement from the hl-pivot network, Current Problems in Cardiology, 46, (6) pp. 100823. ISSN 0146-2806 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2021.100823


We continue to increase our cognizance and recognition of the importance of healthy living (HL) behaviors and HL medicine (HLM) to prevent and treat chronic disease. The continually unfolding events precipitated by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have further highlighted the importance of HL behaviors, as indicated by the characteristics of those who have been hospitalized and died from this viral infection. There has already been recognition that leading a healthy lifestyle, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, may have a substantial protective effect in those who become infected with the virus. Now more than ever, HL behaviors and HLM are essential and must be promoted with a renewed vigor across the globe. In response to the rapidly evolving world since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the clear need to change lifestyle behaviors to promote human resilience and quality of life, the HL for Pandemic Event Protection (HL-PIVOT) network was established. The 4 major areas of focus for the network are: (1) knowledge discovery and dissemination; (2) education; (3) policy; (4) implementation. This HL-PIVOT network position statement provides a current synopsis of the major focus areas of the network, including leading research in the field of HL behaviors and HLM, examples of best practices in education, policy, and implementation, and recommendations for the future.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:randomized controlled-trials, moking-cessation interventions, intensity physical-activity, early-childhood education, sedentary behavior, life-style, worksite health, older-adults, cardiorespiratory fitness, cardiovascular-disease
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Health promotion
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
UTAS Author:Hills, AP (Professor Andrew Hills)
ID Code:151335
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:College Office - CHM
Deposited On:2022-07-27
Last Modified:2022-09-19

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