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|February 24, 2009|
10 reasons to work your body
The numbers are shocking. Just three out 10 American adults are active enough to stay healthy and fit. Nearly four out of 10 admit they aren’t active at all, despite reams of research proving that exercise is a powerful preventive, and sometimes an antidote, for disability and illness. Which side of this divide are you standing on—and why?
Regular physical activity makes an enormous difference to the quality and length of your life, a fact underscored by hundreds of solid studies. In a nutshell, exercise does the following:
Reprinted from Workout Workbook: 9 complete workouts to help you get fit and healthy, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School, Copyright © 2009 by Harvard University. All rights reserved.
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