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School Exercise

New research finds school-based health and exercise programs are beneficial -- even though they usually don't result in weight loss.  Researchers studied the effect of school exercise programs that teach health benefits and promote finding time to exercise.  Although the programs failed to make a significant impact on the children's weight, blood pressure *or the amount of exercise they did after school -- the news wasn't all bad.  Researchers did see an overall increase in time *spent exercising, a decrease in TV time -- as well as an improvement in cholesterol and fitness levels.

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