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At age 25, Brian weighed 330 pounds, suffered from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. After his doctor recommended exercise, Brian started walking and eventually running. The result? He lost half his body weight and gained control over his MS. His biggest hurdle was getting over the mental wall, believing he couldn't do it.
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