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A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain
 
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
 
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.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

In Good Standing

For proper posture when standing, follow these tips:

  • Always maintain the three natural curves of your back.

  • Visualize an imaginary string running through your body; stand so that your ears, shoulders and hips are in a straight line.

  • Stand close to your work so you don't have to slouch over it.

  • Bend your knees slightly when you stand, and distribute your weight evenly on both feet.

  • Rest one foot on a low ledge, step or rail when standing for an extended time; switch feet every few minutes.

  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes and stand on a floor mat.