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.
Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents-to-be. You want to know as much as you can about your developing baby and how your actions will affect his health. Use this information to help you make informed decisions from conception through delivery.
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
6 Tips for Healthy Dieting
Don't eat too few calories. If you want to lose weight, start exercising.
Don't skip or skimp on meals. Your body won't burn the calories as efficiently. You'll also end up hungry before your next meal -- and end up overeating.
Don't focus only on what you've cut out of your diet. Add vegetables, grains and fruit to your meals, and you'll feel well fed.
Don't adopt an all or nothing mentality. Don't give up all your favorite foods; that virtually dooms your diet to failure.
Select a reasonable weight goal.
Be sure to drink enough water. Sometimes when you feel hungry, you are only thirsty.