ALMA is about improving individual health through lifestyle and environmental changes that reduce the need for medication and other medical treatment.

The ALMA eating plan for people & planet

A guide for improving health and the environment
in the modern world based on recent scientific
findings relating to the body’s evolved reaction
to certain foods...

Shared medical appointments (SMA’s)

A Revolution In Health Care Management


Shared Medical Appointments (SMAs)

SMAs are a new and revolutionary way of managing chronic disease in primary care.  They involve a doctor, a facilitator (who directs the 60-90 minute sessions and manages group dynamics) and 6-12 patients at a time.  If you’re frustrated with the limitations of 1:1 consulting, SMAs are for you- and your patients.

The first round of ALMA Certified SMA Facilitator training is starting soon!

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Free ALMA Online Tools


The Diet, Activity and Behaviour Questionnaire (DAB-Q) is a battery of 4 short on-line questionnaires to help determine the best weight loss strategies for you.

Read more & take the tests


Ideal weight calculator

Overcome the problems of BMI, with a body fat and weight score using this unique formula.

Read more & use the calculator

New for 2015: ALMA members discount for AOK Health products

We’re pleased to announce that in partnership with AOK Health, ALMA members can access AOK’s high quality health and fitness training products at discounted prices.

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The ALMA eating plan for people & planet

A guide for improving health and the environment in the modern world based on recent scientific findings relating to the body’s evolved reaction to certain foods.

Read more

What is Lifestyle medicine?

Lifestyle medicine bridges the gap between health promotion and conventional medicine. It involves a range of health professionals working as a team to prevent, manage and treat the ~70% of modern health problems which have a lifestyle-based cause.


The Lifestyle Medicine website is a world first when it comes to supporting Australians in the active management, treatment and prevention of lifestyle related diseases.


Become an ALMA member to get access to the latest research and information on lifestyle factors that influence health, participate in a growing community of health professionals focused on prevention over cure and help support the expanding movement towards lifestyle improvement.

Upcoming events

ANZOS / ALMA Annual Scientific Meeting

October 16

The Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) and the Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) take great pleasure in inviting you to attend the 2014 ANZOS / ALMA Annual Scientific Meeting.