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Exercise Is Great. But Even Light Activities Like Walking and Housework Can Improve Your Health

Exercise Is Great. But Even Light Activities Like Walking and Housework Can Improve Your Health

November 29, 2018

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For many, the phrase physical activity conjures sweaty runs or power-lifting sessions at the gym. But the latest federal guidelines support a much broader — and ultimately less intimidating — definition of what it means to be active: one that includes less obvious pursuits like taking the stairs, raking leaves and even bird-watching. This subtle shift in messaging may help Americans prevent chronic disease, improve their mental health and even live longer, experts say.

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