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How Much Physical Activity Do I Need?
How Much Physical Activity Do I Need?

With the multi-billion dollar fitness industry and a gym on every corner, you may be wondering “just how much exercise do I really need to be healthy?” While there’s no bottom-line for every adult, the recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...

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