On April 1st 2024, Dr. Shirahama assumed the JSLM of the president.



Ryutaro Shirahama  MD, PhD

President of RESM Medical Association, Visiting Associate Professor, Department of System Design Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University (Kanagawa Japan) and School of medicine, Fukui University (Fukui Japan), Invited Researcher, Sleep Research Institute, Waseda University Research Organization (Saitama Japan), Japanese Olympic Committee Medical Science Enhancement Staff, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Athletes Physician.

Greetings from the New President

Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based medical specialty aimed at helping patients prevent, manage, and reverse chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. By intervening in the six pillars of lifestyle medicine: nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management, avoidance of dangerous substances such as tobacco use and excessive alcohol intake and positive social connections, we aim to prevent chronic diseases which can be effectively prevented.
JSLM recognizes the need for action regarding the socio-economic determinants of health and is aimed at learning and building a network of medical professionals with the goals of promoting knowledge of lifestyle disease medicine, evidence-based education and sustainable lifestyle changes. Lifestyle medicine is an important approach that is key to helping us live healthy and happily.
We hope this society will serve as a forum for the dissemination of information from a variety of viewpoints and lively discussions, thereby providing a driving force for preventive medicine.