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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.
 
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.
 
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

How to Keep Running Safe and Enjoyable

  • Don't run when you have a hurt or injured foot, ankle or knee.

  • Dress for the weather and time of day. Wear reflective clothing if you run at night, for instance.

  • Stay well hydrated -- drink plenty of water before, during and after a run.

  • Train carefully for races and competitions.

  • Don't run in isolated or dangerous areas.

  • Don't run when you're sick or exhausted.