Today in Health News
Childhood Trauma Tied to Migraine Risk as Adult
 
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.
 
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

Putting Interest in Your Daily Walk

  • Change your route. Turn a different direction when you leave the house. Drive to a different neighborhood and walk a loop back to your car.

  • Change your pace. Walk fast one day, a bit slower the next.

  • Change your goals. Try focusing on increasing your distance if you've been working to increase your speed.

  • Walk with a gadget. A heart-rate monitor, walking poles or a pedometer can add interest to your walk.

  • Walk a dog. Dogs offer companionship, a deterrent to criminals and a good reason to stick with your regular routine.