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Special Reports April 2011 Issue

Sit or Get Fit?

New research makes the choice clearer than ever: Physical activity is key to living healthier longer, while inactivity shortens your life.

If you need a push to get off the couch, a flurry of new research should provide plenty of motivation. The findings about the negative effects of inactivity and the benefits of physical activity couldn’t be more stark: Sitting too much is dangerous for your health, while getting fit helps protect everything from your waistline to your brain

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