Z Altug, PT, DPT, MS, CSCS, NSCA-PT, is a licensed physical therapist and athletic performance specialist out of Los Angeles. He recently published Sustainable Fitness: A Practical Guide to Health, Healing, and Wellness (CreateSpace, 2016). He also co-authored the 2012 Healthy Lifestyle Wall Calendar (TF Publishing, 2011); The Anti-Aging Fitness Prescription (Hatherleigh Press, 2006); and the Manual of Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription and Rehabilitation (Appleton & Lange 1993); and Heal Yourself. He completed his clinical doctorate degree in physical therapy at the College of St. Scholastica (Duluth, Minn.). He can be reached at www.zperform.com.
What is Lifestyle Medicine? According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine website, lifestyle medicine is "the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic intervention—including a whole-food, plant-predominant eating pattern, regular physical [...]