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Behavioral Counseling Urged for Teens, Young Adults at Risk for STDs
 
You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.
 
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

Computer Eye Problems

If you sit at your computer for hours on end, you could end up with eyestrain, blurred vision or headaches. These symptoms can be caused by poor lighting, glare, a poorly arranged workstation or vision problems, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). To ease the strain, take frequent breaks. Make an effort to blink more. Use a tear replacement. Eliminate glare on the screen and adjust the screen so it's four to nine inches below your eye level and 20 to 26 inches from your eyes.