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Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says
 
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.
 
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

A Walk or a Stroll?

If you walk for fitness, how fast should you go? It depends on your fitness goals. Pick up the pace to lose weight, and try increasing your time to 45 to 60 minutes per day, five days a week, according to the Cooper Wellness Program in Dallas. For general health, a 30-minute walk per day at a moderate to brisk pace is sufficient. To beat stress, make it more of a stroll, but go for at least 30 minutes. Check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.