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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.
 
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

Dress Up Your Salad

You can add more heart-healthy soy to your diet with this salad dressing: Combine two tablespoons of yellow miso, 2/3 cup of fresh carrot juice and 1 tablespoon each of soy oil, grated fresh ginger, rice vinegar and honey. Then pour some of the dressing onto your salad and refrigerate the rest for later use.