Nutritional Pearls: A Little Movement Yields Big Benefits
Your patient is a 42-year-old man in good health. He eats a relatively healthy diet, has no chronic conditions, and maintains a healthy weight. At a recent check-up, he mentions to you that despite knowing he lives a sedentary lifestyle (working at a desk each day and infrequently getting up to move around), he often can’t bring himself to exercise in the evenings. He tells you that because of his otherwise good health, he figures it doesn’t really matter.
How do you advise your patient?
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