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
Trimming Calories at Lunch
At the pizza place, order a thin-crust, vegetarian, with little or no cheese.
Substitute fat-free chips or pretzels for corn or potato chips in your brown-bag lunches.
Try low-fat cottage cheese topped with dried, herb-blend seasonings or a handful of raisins.
When you have to have a burger, order the smallest, plainest one on the menu.
Starting with a salad? Request a low-fat dressing on the side.
Make your sandwich with lean roast beef instead of corned beef. Use mustard instead of mayonnaise.