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Adults Over 45 Not Meeting U.S. Muscle Strengthening Guidelines, Study Says
 
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
 
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.
 
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

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.