Do not focus on illness: don’t forget primary prevention and health empowerment.

Health is substantially influenced by both the physical and social environment in which we reside, as well as the lifestyle choices we adopt. The General Practitioner maintains a privileged patient relationship, providing lifelong care. Each interaction thus presents an opportunity to assist the patient in adopting healthy lifestyle habits, both for their own well-being and for the environment. Such habits encompass aspects such as embracing a predominantly vegetarian diet, engaging in moderate physical activity, and cultivating a stronger connection with the natural world. It is advisable to engage in discourse with the public, furnish informative materials within the medical practice, and propagate awareness regarding environmental sustainability. Furthermore, efforts to advocate for and participate in networked initiatives such as the Italian Network of Sentinel Doctors for the environment.


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Attention. Please note that these items are provided only for information and are not intended as a substitute for consultation with a clinician. Patients with any specific questions about the items on this list or their individual situation should consult their clinician.