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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.
 
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
 
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
 
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.