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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

Trimming Calories at Lunch

  • At the pizza place, order a thin-crust, vegetarian, with little or no cheese.

  • Substitute fat-free chips or pretzels for corn or potato chips in your brown-bag lunches.

  • Try low-fat cottage cheese topped with dried, herb-blend seasonings or a handful of raisins.

  • When you have to have a burger, order the smallest, plainest one on the menu.

  • Starting with a salad? Request a low-fat dressing on the side.

  • Make your sandwich with lean roast beef instead of corned beef. Use mustard instead of mayonnaise.