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Exercise: It does so much more than burn calories

By: Elizabeth Frates, M.D., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ve surely heard that you need to “eat less and exercise more.” The more you move, the more calories you’ll burn — and you’ll lose weight. But as it turns out, the effect of physical activity on human physiology may be a lot more complicated than that. …

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