High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it has no symptoms. If high blood pressure remains unchecked, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, and more. You can stop this silent killer — if you catch it in time.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
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Strategies to Cut Your Worries
Set aside a "worry hour." Put off all of your worrying until a certain time, allow a certain amount of time (30 minutes, say) and pick a certain place.
Don't dwell on what might happen; focus on what is happening and face fears with logical arguments: Even if it snows, I have snow tires on my car and flares all ready. After your "worry time" has ended, let go of your worries until your next "worry time."
Need a healthy outlet for anxiety? Exercise. It relieves tension and also helps control weight and strengthens your heart. Relaxation techniques (deep breathing, yoga) can help, too.
Get plenty of sleep and avoid caffeine, alcohol and drugs to help you relax that have not been prescribed for you.
When worries preoccupy you, try reading a soothing book or watching an upbeat movie.
Can't get over your worries? If you think you might be worrying too much, seek professional help.