Summary

Health promotion and preventive medicine developed tremendously during the last decades. A lot of initiatives and policy measures were taken. Not always on sound scientific bases. The call for a “new science of health” is an invitation to develop a more solid basis for health oriented action. In this presentation I will give an overview of developments, draw attention for weaknesses and challenges, and explore practical implications of this new way of thinking.

Keywords

Cardiac Rehabilitation Healthy City Life Style Change Transcendental Meditation Psychosomatic Complaint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Lafaille
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute for Advanced Health StudiesAntwerpBelgium

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