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7 Surprising Benefits of Exercise

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  • Exercise boosts brain health and has been linked to lower rates of depression and Alzheimer’s disease along with improved memory
  • Exercise boosts levels of potent brain chemicals like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, which may help buffer some of the effects of stress
  • Exercise may help you recover from chronic health conditions, including osteoarthritis, stroke and cancer

By Dr. Mercola

Close to 80 percent of U.S. adults do not get enough exercise, according to a survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey found that only about 20 percent of Americans are getting the recommended amount, which is:

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