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This just in: Exercise is good for you

By: Robert Shmerling, MD, Faculty Editor The evidence continues to mount — physical activity can help you live longer. Of course, that raises some fundamental questions: Are certain activities better than others? How much does the intensity of the activity matter? How much is enough? There are exercise guidelines, of course. One of the most widely quoted physical activity recommendations comes from the US government’s Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion…

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