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The Real Health Clubs

 The Church Effect
People who attend church or other religious services at least once a week are more likely to live longer, stay healthier, and be less susceptible to depression than those who don't go as frequently, according to one of many studies by Harold G. Koenig, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and medicine at Duke University Medical Center.

"It's likely that immune function is influenced by spiritual well-being," says Koenig.