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Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult
 
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.
 
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.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Putting Interest in Your Daily Walk

  • Change your route. Turn a different direction when you leave the house. Drive to a different neighborhood and walk a loop back to your car.

  • Change your pace. Walk fast one day, a bit slower the next.

  • Change your goals. Try focusing on increasing your distance if you've been working to increase your speed.

  • Walk with a gadget. A heart-rate monitor, walking poles or a pedometer can add interest to your walk.

  • Walk a dog. Dogs offer companionship, a deterrent to criminals and a good reason to stick with your regular routine.