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Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
 
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.
 
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.