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It’s now clear: austerity is bad for your health | Dawn Foster10 Jul 1:00am

It’s now clear: austerity is bad for your health | Dawn Foster

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Cuts to preventive healthcare have been devastating – especially for the poorest. It feels like the Tories are waging class warMost people pass through the doors of a hospital as a last resort. By the time you reach a bed, you’ve probably made a lot of small-scale decisions that, if they didn’t cause your affliction, may have exacerbated your symptoms. We know exercise usually improves health, that smoking, drinking and eating poorly have all manner of negative fallouts, and that sleeping more and having less stress will improve our quality of life. The majority of us don’t do what’s best for us all the time because life is complicated and busy – and creating excuses is so much easier than getting on with the business of wellbeing.
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