Letters: Feb. 26, 2001

How to Get Healthier

"Repairing The Damage" [HEALTH, FEB. 5] was a balanced, informative and timely report. While continuing research into lifestyle activity will contribute to even more realistic recommendations, your story provided a helpful summary of where we are to date. I would add three additional considerations. First, we must begin to align the notion of fun with activity that is inherently health promoting. Second, we must acknowledge that risk-related behaviors usually have developed over several years and that it takes time to adopt new, healthier habits. Finally, beginning any healthy lifestyle change can lead to one of the greatest...

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