Too late to clean up your act?

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Too late to clean up your act?

No way. It's never too late to clean up your act! If you quit smoking, for example, your circulation begins to improve immediately and your lungs go to work repairing damage. After one smoke-free year, your risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease and cancer falls. And if you're overweight, losing a modest 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can lower your blood pressure and help prevent type 2 diabetes.

Last Updated: 2010-01-16
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