Sam Manger

Dr Sam Manger is a General Practitioner in clinical practice, Senior Lecturer and Academic Lead for the Master and Graduate Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine, James Cook University College of Medicine and Dentistry and GP Training, Ambassador for Equally Well Australia, President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and host of The GP Show podcast In 2021 he was awarded RACGP General Practitioner of the Year, QLD, for his commitment to the field of medicine and general practice.


Title: Lifestyle Medicine in Mental and Physical Health


In the past 10 years, the field of Lifestyle Psychiatry has been blossoming highlighted by the 2021 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists mood disorder guidelines now recommending lifestyle measures as “non-negotiable and foundational”. In this talk, we explore the role of the lifestyle medicine domains in mental and physical health such as food, movement, sleep, stress, smoking, social connection and connection with the natural world with a review of the evidence and neuro-biological basis.