About the 6 Measures
As defined by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the six measures for managing their lifestyle choices, and proven preventative treatment for chronic disease are as follows:
Move: Increasing Physical Activity & Exercise
Nourish: Transitioning to a Healthy & Plant-based Diet
Social: Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Chill: Managing Stress
Caution: Avoiding Risky Substances & Behaviors
Recharge: Getting Enough Sleep
The Big Picture Living website is the resource hub for students and advisors where you will find vetted resources from ACLM, student projects, and ways your advisory can get involved.
Get ready for the 2021/22 school year! Click here to download the Big Picture Living marketing calendar to prepare for all of the challenges we have coming up!
The Big Picture Living Teacher/Advisor Guide is intended for advisors and teachers to use with their advisory, for learning plan meetings, Who Am I projects, student-driven real-world projects, and at student exhibitions. This guide incorporates the great work students from all over the world have done in around the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s healthy lifestyle 6 Measures to other students, schools, their families, and communities.
Share Your Resources
The Big Picture Living team are collecting and sharing resources on ways you are integrating the 6 Measures in to your practice.
As you submit resources tied to the 6 measures, a Big Picture Living team member will add to the drive.
Do you have a resource to add? Let us know in the form below!
Ideas to Get Started
Students at The MET in Rhode Island have worked with a local nutritionist to learn about nutrition. They've also worked to collect their favorite recipes in a school cookbook.
Click on the link to download the Big Picture Living Challenge. Fill out the page, snap a photo and share your answer on social media using #BigPictureLivingChallenge.
Encourage your students to fill out a personal health plan