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Blood Pressure Seems to Stay Lower Longer in Fitter Men
 
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

Confusion Over Vaccines

Misconceptions about vaccines abound. Twenty-five percent of American parents mistakenly believe that too many immunizations could weaken their children's immune systems, according to a survey published in the journal Pediatrics. As a result, some parents withhold immunizations from their children, needlessly placing their youngsters and communities at risk for outbreaks of measles, whooping cough, polio and other infectious diseases.