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How active do you think you are?

FINALLY! We’ve got a winner for what just might be the world’s best fitness plan — one so effective that even I can get behind it.

You don’t have to join a gym… take “spin” classes… or sweat ’til you’re wet.

In fact, the ONLY part of your body you REALLY need to exercise is your mind!

Too good to be true? Well, there is a catch here. You DO have to be generally active — but I don’t mean getting out and being athletic.

Cleaning your yard, tending the garden, or even going for a walk ALL count.

The problem is many folks don’t realize it — and because of all the gym-pushing propaganda out there from the fitness Nazis, they’re a little hard on themselves.

They start to think they’re lazier than a sloth after lunch despite getting steady daily movement.

And THAT’s the kind of attitude that’s not doing the body any favors.

As a result, the new study finds that people who BELIEVE they’re not active are 71 percent MORE LIKELY TO DIE than folks who say that they ARE active.

Ready for the rub?

These folks all got the SAME LEVEL of activity!

The ONLY difference between these two groups is that the members of one knew that hitting the pavement for a walk or taking care of business around the house — the basics — counted as “fitness” and were happy about their activity as a result.

The others had seen too many gym ads — and, in a way, it was killing them.

Now, don’t get me wrong here. I’m not feeding you any touchy-feely “positive thinking” nonsense. A good attitude alone won’t stop your arteries from crusting over, and it isn’t going to kill a tumor.

But a BAD one certainly can turn into a self-fulfilling prophecy, especially if, like so many millions, you’re walking along a razor’s edge between good health and illness. Those negative feelings are known to crank out inflammation, which can feed chronic conditions.

And while those emotions aren’t the CAUSE of your problem, that extra load of inflammation certainly isn’t helping.

The clear lesson here is: Don’t be a couch potato, but don’t get caught up in the hype over fitness, either.

Just get up and do your thing… keep out of your seat and on your feet as much as you can… and be confident that you’re getting all the exercise you really need.

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