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7:27 AM, Nov 20, 2012   |    comments
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WDIV - It's a simple fact: our bodies were made to move.

When the human body does not stay active it assumes something is wrong.

"Being inactive is really a disease state. So, if you're not moving your body at all, you're not getting any physical activity, you are in, essentially, a state of decline," said Dr. Susan Joy, of the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.

However, you don't have to run marathons to reap the rewards. A new study by the National Institutes of Health suggests even low levels of physical activity can add years to your life.



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