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Blood Test Might Help Prevent Certain Birth Defects
 
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
 
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Working in More Walking

  • Take every opportunity, one day a week or more often, to walk to your colleagues' offices when you need to speak with them, instead of using the phone or office e-mail.

  • Decide that, as long as it isn't raining, you're willing to park in the farthest parking space from the door of your building.

  • Keep a pair of walking shoes in your workspace, and walk during your breaks on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Take an extended walk during your lunch hour on Wednesdays.