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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

Don't Skip Two Days of Exercise

You're more likely to stick with an exercise program if you avoid taking two consecutive days off, says Utah exercise physiologist Richard Cotton. People who work out three or four times per week are less likely to skip exercising than those who work out one or two times per week.