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Why medical policymakers should beware Aristotle

By Edward Harcourt  

This coming Sunday (26th September) is ITV’s Walk4Life Day, a series of organised walks in England and Wales designed to get people off their sofas and out on their feet. The event is linked to the department of health’s Change4Life initiative, aimed at improving public health by promoting lifestyle changes.

Few would dispute the benefits of a good walk for both body and soul, but with so much of government thinking about health now…

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