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There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
 
Are you all too familiar with the coughing and wheezing that remind you that you have asthma? Asthma can be a serious problem, but it doesn’t have to stop you in your tracks. With the help of your health care team, you can keep your asthma under control.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
Health Tip of the Day

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.