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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.
 
You've heard that it's possible to preserve and strengthen your bones through exercise and a healthy diet. But accidents, genetics and disease can work against even the best of healthy habits. When fractures, sprains, and the wear and tear of daily life get to your bones and joints, you need to know when to take action and the best way to take care of yourself.
 
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

Ways to Improve Strength Training on Machines

  • Always warm up.

  • Be sure a machine is adjusted correctly to prevent fatigue, pain or injury.

  • Be sure the keys used to set the weight level are firmly in place.

  • Work at a slow, controlled pace and complete the entire range of motion for each exercise. Movements should take a second or two in each direction.

  • Exhale whenever movement phases are difficult; inhale during less intense phases.

  • When doing multiple sets to work a specific muscle group, rest a minute between each set to let muscles recover. You can work a different muscle group without pausing.