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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

In Good Standing

For proper posture when standing, follow these tips:

  • Always maintain the three natural curves of your back.

  • Visualize an imaginary string running through your body; stand so that your ears, shoulders and hips are in a straight line.

  • Stand close to your work so you don't have to slouch over it.

  • Bend your knees slightly when you stand, and distribute your weight evenly on both feet.

  • Rest one foot on a low ledge, step or rail when standing for an extended time; switch feet every few minutes.

  • Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes and stand on a floor mat.