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Exercise - For More Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity
www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/

HealthierUS.gov:
www.healthierus.gov/exercise.html

American Council on Exercise
www.acefitness.org

Check Your Physical Activity & Heart Disease IQ at the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/phy_act.htm"

References

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