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5 Ways that Playing Sports Can Improve Your Health

Baseball TeammatesAs the kids head back to school, many will begin their fall season of sports as well. But sports aren't just for kids. There are many reasons for adults to stay active in sports for as long as they are able. Approximately 45 percent of Americans exercise to help manage the effects of stress. Whether you like the single-minded focus of running or walking, or prefer the camaraderie of a baseball or basketball team, you'll feel better if you play sports.



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astronaut parkinsonIt was just past midnight on March 14, 1996. I began the day strapped into the crew compartment of a space shuttle headed for orbit. I was minutes away from the launch of shuttle mission STS-76, and I could hear the voice of launch control counting off the seconds until finally I heard, “3, 2, 1 and liftoff of the shuttle Atlantis on a mission to the Russian MIR space station.”


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