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Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
 
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.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
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Exercising to Protect the Heart

For the physically fit, vigorous exercise seems to offer more protection against heart disease than low-intensity exercise. But for people who do not exercise regularly and are out of shape, engaging in moderate exercise also can provide protection, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). The more vigorously you think that you exercise, regardless of whether that activity level meets exercise recommendations, the lower your risk for heart disease, an AHA study says. Health experts recommend 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity five to seven days a week. Be sure to check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise program.