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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

How to Fight the Urge to Shop Compulsively

  • Always shop with a list, and buy only what's on the list.

  • Shop alone. Shopping with a friend can make it easier to spend big.

  • If you decide to buy an expensive item, wait 24 hours.

  • If shopping provides a main source of enjoyment, cut back on the cost of the things you buy.

  • Put your credit cards in a locked box, and put that box in another box. Then put the boxes in the back of a closet. That way, you have to make at least three conscious decisions to get your hands on the credit cards.