Lifestyle Medicine Initiative

Our aim is to educate GWI delegates and the world about the importance of lifestyle and behaviors for health, longevity, mental health, and overall well-being. We will be bringing the best minds in Lifestyle Medicine, the ancient lessons of identification and research of the world’s healthiest, longest-lived cultures, and principles of positive lifestyle habits. Combining the lifestyle approach to medicine and an evidence-based approach to well-being therapies and treatments along with 21st-century longevity research and diagnostics to identify ways to sustainably improve well-being.

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Initiative Leadership

Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson

Initiative Chair

Managing Member-Legacy Medical Holdings / Board Member, Blue Legacy Ventures & Blue Zones Center, United States

Stephen stands out as a distinguished business leader and master ecosystem architect, renowned for reshaping healthcare through innovation. With over 20 years committed to leading diverse healthcare, marketing, and community ventures, Watson’s pioneering drive has catalyzed transformative experiences that enhance community health. As the heart and soul of the Blue Zones Center, Steve Watson meshes profound expertise with a vision of fostering innovation and expansion. His entrepreneurial spirit has birthed numerous successful healthcare ventures, attesting to his prestigious stature in the sector.

As a pivotal member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM), Watson champions evidence-based health practices, reflecting his mission to foster a healthier world.


Our goal is to foster sustainable services around wellness and lifestyle medicine to enhance and extend life, and to find the pressure points where healthcare and self-care intersect. Evidence-based lifestyle medicine has emerged as the future of healthcare, as it controls costs and delivers better health outcomes by treating root causes of disease.  We are excited to exchange ideas and initiatives and build a bridge to/with other Initiatives to cross-pollinate and take advantage of the intersections of well-being innovations.

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Initiative Members

Meet the renowned thought leaders in this field who are collaborating to educate and evolve wellness in this area of global importance.



View the research, trends, whitepapers, infographics and more from this Initiative, as well as a curated list of third party resources.


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