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'Is your body coming between you and the opposite sex?', London, England, c. 1975-1980

Sensible eating and a healthy lifestyle are advocated by the Health Education Council in this poster. It hoped to encourage the public to take responsibility for their health. A link was made between good health and sexual attraction. An overweight man walks past a group of people in a swimming pool, with the message: 'Is your body coming between you and the opposite sex?' Being overweight can lead to diseases such as diabetes and heart disease as well as mobility problems.

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Glossary: poster

Notice, usually printed on paper, intended to be posted to advertise, promote, or publicise an activity, cause, product, or service; also, decorative, mass-produced prints intended for hanging.

Glossary: public health advertising

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