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The underappreciated health benefits of being a weekend warrior

By: Robert H. Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications What do you think of when you hear the term “weekend warrior”? Maybe it’s a person who exercises intensely on the weekend but is otherwise sedentary. I tend to think of an overweight, middle-aged guy resolving for the 100th time to get in shape. But because he only has time to work out over the weekend, that’s when he does it — or overdoes…

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