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05/20/2013 12:13 pm ET Updated Jul 20, 2013

5 Ways Exercise Helps Men Live Longer & Better

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Exercise really is a miracle cure: Not only does it help to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, maintain a good weight and banish depression, it can actually help you live a longer, healthier life. And that's true for men as well as women. The experts at Harvard Medical School say that men have to make just a few lifestyle changes to lower their risk of getting diseases related to aging. And staying healthy means something more: an increased chance of continuing to live an independent life. Here, the Harvard doctors outline the benefits of exercise for men:

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