How to sneak in more daily exercise

Moving throughout the day offers big benefits for your long-term health.

Published: July, 2018

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There's an old saying: "If you want to stay moving, you have to get moving." But for a lot of us, that's easier said than done.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says we've become a nation of sitters, and our increasingly sedentary lifestyle has become America's primary health crisis, especially for older adults.

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