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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

Reconnecting With Your Spouse

If you want to spend more quality time with your spouse, you don't have to make it complicated. An after-dinner cup of coffee or a short weekend walk can become a loving ritual if you make the commitment, says William J. Doherty, Ph.D., professor of family social science at the University of Minnesota. Make it a standing date and time and stick to it. During this "couple time," agree not to discuss problems or argue. The goal is simple -- to relax and reconnect.