Current Activities Centered on Healthy Living and Recommendations for the Future: A Position Statement from the HL-PIVOT Network Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2021.100823 Web of Science: 000646004900003
International Collaboration

Cited authors

  • Arena R, Myers J, Kaminsky LA, Williams M, Sabbahi A, Popovic D, Axtell R, Faghy MA, Hills AP, Olivares SLO, Lopez M, Pronk NP, Laddu D, Babu AS, Josephson R, Whitsel LP, Severin R, Christle JW, Dourado VZ, Niebauer J, Savage P, Austford LD, Lavie CJ


  • We continue to increase our cognizance and recognition of the importance of healthy living (HL) behaviors and HL medicine (HLM) to prevent and treat chronic disease. The continually unfolding events precipitated by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic have further highlighted the importance of HL behaviors, as indicated by the characteristics of those who have been hospitalized and died from this viral infection. There has already been recognition that leading a healthy lifestyle, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, may have a substantial protective effect in those who become infected with the virus. Now more than ever, HL behaviors and HLM are essential and must be promoted with a renewed vigor across the globe. In response to the rapidly evolving world since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the clear need to change lifestyle behaviors to promote human resilience and quality of life, the HL for Pandemic Event Protection (HL PIVOT) network was established. The 4 major areas of focus for the network are: (1) knowledge discovery and dissemination; (2) education; (3) policy; (4) implementation. This HL-PIVOT network position statement provides a current synopsis of the major focus areas of the network, including leading research in the field of HL behaviors and HLM, examples of best practices in education, policy, and implementation, and recommendations for the future. (Curr Probl Cardiol 2021;46:100823.)

Publication date

  • 2021

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-2806

Number of pages

  • 45


  • 46


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