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NewsBites July 2010 Issue

Raising the Bar for Exercising to Stay Slim

If you’re not overweight and want to stay that way, you may need to exercise even more than the 150 minutes per week that federal guide-lines recommend. And if you’re already overweight, it may be too late for exer-cise to get you slim—although physical activity can still have important benefits against chronic disease. Those were the depressing findings of a new analysis of data on 34,079 healthy US women, average age 54, from the Women’s Health Study.

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