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Get your groove on: Exercise is good for your eyes!

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Yet another reason to get off the couch and get moving: exercise is good for the eyes. According to a recent study conducted at the University of Wisconsin, regular exercise can reduce the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration. The research begin in 1988 and included almost 4,000 men and women between the ages of 43 and 86 and was conducted over a 15 year period. The participants had their exercise levels evaluated and eye tests were performed every five years. Results of the study showed that people who exercised regularly lowered their risk of developing macular degeneration by 70 percent. Just walking on a regular basis lowered the risk by 30 percent. The conclusion is that at least 30 minutes of exercise every day will benefit your eyes as well as your overall health.*

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