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Debunking The Idea That 'Working Out' Will Save You

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HOR_Exercise_02 Source: Courtesy Dr. Lear

Exercise and its benefits are not just for the wealthy anymore.

In the U.S. and other Westernized nations, exercise is often seen as a luxury that requires the time and money that only the rich can afford.

But as new research demonstrates, this idea and its accompaniments—the Lululemon yoga pants, the 6 a.m. SoulCycle class and those CrossFit backaches—are misguided. You don’t need to be rich or enjoy a life of leisure to squeeze in enough exercise. You also don’t need to go to the gym to “feel

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