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Why should I be active?

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Being active can help prevent muscle and bone loss. It can also help you prevent or delay conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Being active may also help you feel good and enjoy life more. It can even help fight depression. And an increasing number of studies suggest that keeping your body fit helps your brain stay fit too. Regular activity as you continue to age can also help you stay independent and doing things on your own.

Generally, it can help you live a longer, healthier life. So get moving!

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Content last updated August 12, 2010.

Resources last updated August 12, 2010.

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