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The Healthy Lifestyles Project

This project intends to compare with the various partners the activities planned, in terms of content and strategies, with a focus on primary prevention against two major diseases affecting all industrialized countries but not only which are cardiovascular disease and diabetes, called by the WHO, the pandemic of the third millennium. Today more than ever, every citizen has the right and duty to be able to access knowledge, in simple and understandable.

but at the same time rigorous, the implications and consequences related to improper lifestyle in the food. What is missing, not only in our country, is the culture of prevention. The causes are multiple and can be searched:

  1. in a kind of fatalism that nothing of what ‘feels’ it can happen to your family and if it happens must happen;
  2. institutional responsibilities do not promote projects of primary prevention because the results to prove the effectiveness of the projects are long term;
  3. the depersonalization of the doctor-patient relationship is more and more bureaucratized.

To all this must be added the power of the media often through deceptive slogan, which promotes new products that once again are focused on gaining new market shares. Taught to eat properly and adequate does not mean to give up the pleasures of good food, but it is necessary to understand how to respect the true relationship between the nutrients, not only from a quantitative point of view, but also quality and when the adjustments are correct, it would not take away taste and pleasure.

With an aging population that still wants to remain active, we are witnessing a steady increase in the number of people living with cardiovascular disease or disease related to inadequate strength supply. The challenge that the scientific community launched is the involvement of all educational agencies to develop strategies as:

  1. have a positive impact on wrong lifestyles
  2. reach the largest number of people with primary prevention programs.

It is only through knowledge that the new responsible citizen of Europe can feel a real part in building a new and broader identity and this also implies an improvement in the state of your health. Many organizations operating in the non-profit sector of public life, promote initiatives that highlight the needs of responsible knowledge. There is no doubt that one of the main needs is health.

It is on this basis that this project will be built, monitoring and sharing information and experiences with the various partners, using the guidelines for primary prevention in order to provide all necessary information about food-related diseases.

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