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Let's get physical

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By Park Moo-jong

Just two months are left until the turbulent year of 2019 disappears into history. Around this time of every year, many of us look back on what we have done over the past days of the year.

What comes to mind first are our "ambitious" New Year resolutions we made 10 months ago about our health problems.

On top of the list of the usual resolutions are quitting smoking, losing weight and cutting down on drinking, among others.

Some are jubilant over having kicked the habit of lighting up or having reduced drinking. But really many of us are used to feeling distressed over the useless effort of losing weight, and two months later we will certainly make another promise to ourselves to lose weight.

Indeed, losing weight appears to be one of the most difficult tasks for people today, including me, as a recent health survey has found that about half of South Korean men are considered overweight.

In particular, a warning light was lit on the health of men in their 30s and 40s, who should become the main figures of the nation to make this society a better place to live in.

According to the "2018 National Health and........

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