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Study: Doctors only advise 1 in 3 people to exercise
USA Today

Only one in three people in the USA say their doctor advised them to start exercising or continue doing so during an office visit over the course of a year, a new government study shows. The trips to the doctors were for a wide variety of reasons, from annual exams to a cold or flu. The doctors were more likely to mention exercise to people who were overweight or had heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Women were more likely than men to get the advice to move more.