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A recent article in the Star Tribune broke down a study about exercise into easily understandable information.

The article identifies the study and gives its main point in the lead--exercising every day can extend life by an average of 3.5 years.

The author makes the study results understandable by using terms like "twice as likely" instead of constantly using figures. The article uses no more than two figures in any given paragraph, which keeps the facts from overwhelming readers.

In between articles filled with facts and figures, the author gave explanations or interposed relevant quotations.

The article identified the nature of the study to attest to its validity and interviewed a cardiologist who could speak to its credibility.

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