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Dietary Guidelines: Losing Weight Safely

The Department of Health and Human Services took a six-page article and replaced it with a single, fold-out brochure, conveying the same information. Here is an excerpt.

  • Before

    The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends a half hour or more of moderate physical activity on most days, preferably every day. The activity can include brisk walking, calisthenics, home care, gardening, moderate sports exercise, and dancing.

  • After

    Do at least 30 minutes of exercise, like brisk walking, most days of the week.