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Intensive Lifestyle Medicine Program

Lifestyle medicine empowers you with knowledge and skills to help you achieve better overall health and greater quality of life. Intensive lifestyle interventions have been shown to prevent, treat, manage, or even reverse many serious conditions, such as diabetes and prediabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, mild cognitive impairment, osteoarthritis, autoimmune issues, depression, and more.

Our Services

We will work with you to create an individual care plan tailored to your unique needs. It will include some or all of the following services, through a combination of online classes, group or individual visits, and in-person options.

  • Medical appointments
  • Measurements, lab draws, and surveys
  • Individual health coaching
  • Nutrition and cooking classes
  • Medically supervised group exercise (in-person)
  • Individual virtual exercise evaluation and prescription
  • Stress resilience and emotional wellness classes
  • Behavior change classes
  • Healthy sleep management
  • "Sustain your change" health coaching

Lifestyle Medicine Benefits

  • This evidence-based program allows your body to protect and heal itself.
  • It can help reduce medications and lower overall health care costs.
  • It's an individualized, whole-person program designed to meet your specific needs and goals.
  • All encounters are documented in your electronic health record, so your other health care providers have access to your lifestyle medicine information.
  • You can sign up anytime.
  • You can be part of our "Sustain Your Change" support group after six months, where you can share tips, experiences, and encouragement with your peers.

Getting Started

At the core of lifestyle medicine is the idea that there are six areas—or pillars—that form the foundation of your health:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Stress management
  • Improved sleep
  • Positive relationships
  • Avoiding toxic substances

You may choose to focus on all these areas or on a few. We will help you determine your best path forward.

The first step toward a healthier you begins with an information session at St. Luke's Clinic – Lifestyle Medicine in Meridian. Call us to find a session that works for you.

Your program will last for 6-12 months, depending on your level of participation.

Your Lifestyle Medicine Team

Your team is led by Dr. Jennifer Shalz, who is board certified in lifestyle medicine and internal medicine. Team members include:

  • Advance practice provider
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Registered nurse
  • Certified health coach
  • Licensed clinical social worker
  • Registered dietitian
  • Licensed clinical psychologist
  • Nicotine dependence treatment specialist

Highlights & Resources

  • Facilities & Locations

St. Luke's Clinic – Lifestyle Medicine provides evidence-based lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent lifestyle-related diseases in a clinical setting.


  • Location & Contact Info

    5155 S. Hillsdale Ave.
    (Located inside the Y)
    Meridian, ID 83642
    (208) 706-9710