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The new exercise guidelines: Any changes for you?

By: Lauren Elson, MD, Contributor Itís likely you already know that regular exercise helps prevent chronic disease, such as diabetes and heart problems, while improving your overall health, mood, and quality of life. It can sharpen mental function, boost concentration, and help you sleep. And the new exercise and physical activity guidelines issued by the federal governmentís Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion show that the dose required to gain these benefits is…

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