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.
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
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Ideas for Coping with Mild Depression
Exercise regularly. Walking, bicycling, jogging, dancing and doing other aerobic exercise can improve your mood.
Don't abuse substances. Alcohol and illegal drugs are closely linked to depression. Their use can contribute to or worsen your condition.
Talk to someone. Talking with a friend or family member about events and situations that are causing you stress can help you gain perspective.
Join a support group. Talking to people can be very useful. Many hospitals and community mental-health centers sponsor self-help support groups.