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Fitness about more than personal benefits

Re: “New, younger government puts fitness on display,” (Aug. 29, p. 11). Congratulations to those Parliamentarians of all ages and physical condition who, regardless of their busy schedules, believe that staying active throughout their lives is important to their health. There is plenty of data showing the personal advantages of regular exercise: less chance of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and hypertension. Recent research by the Conference Board of Canada has shown that a modest increase in physical activity over

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