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Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
 
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.
 
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Tips to Help Control Daily Stress

  • Get organized -- use a daily planner, prioritize tasks.

  • Learn to set limits. Don't agree to unnecessary, stressful obligations.

  • Be physically active and eat a healthy diet.

  • Get eight hours of sleep each night.

  • Don't take illegal drugs and limit your intake of alcohol and caffeine.

  • Stop smoking. Take regular relaxation breaks instead of smoking breaks. You can follow a similar routine -- leave the office, get fresh air, socialize and take slow, deep breaths.

  • Try some relaxation techniques, such as self-hypnosis or guided imagery, prayer, meditation, yoga -- whatever works for you.