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Exercise: Do you need it if you're slender?

Updated: 03-23-2013

Physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, whether you need to lose weight or not. Why exercise? 1. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight. 2. Physical activity improves your mood. 3. Physical activity reduces the risk of various chronic diseases, including diabetes and high blood pressure. 4. Physical activity promotes better sleep. 5. Physical activity can put the spark back into your sex life. So what are you waiting for? Get off the couch today!