Today in Health News
A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
 
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.
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

In Good Standing

For proper posture when standing, follow these tips:

  • Always maintain the three natural curves of your back.

  • Visualize an imaginary string running through your body; stand so that your ears, shoulders and hips are in a straight line.

  • Stand close to your work so you don't have to slouch over it.

  • Bend your knees slightly when you stand, and distribute your weight evenly on both feet.

  • Rest one foot on a low ledge, step or rail when standing for an extended time; switch feet every few minutes.

  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes and stand on a floor mat.