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Nine Unexpected Benefits of Exercise

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Softens the booze blow


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Cycling to stave off migraines


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Grows brain cells


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Exercise makes you smarter


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Prevent Alzheimer’s disease


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Boosts self control


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Reduced appetite


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Stress relief…all day long


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Live longer and prosper


Sara Suchy

Sara Suchy

Sara is a former editor for HealthCentral.