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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

Kids Need Breakfast

If your kids try to slip out the door without breakfast, don't let them. Children who skip breakfast don't consume enough grains, milk, and fruit -- even if they eat healthy lunches and dinners, according to the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. As a result, they don't consume enough calcium, fiber and iron.