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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.
 
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

Turkey Hits the Spot

Eating a turkey sandwich after a tough workout may help you bounce back quicker, say researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The meat has an amino acid called leucine that speeds up muscle recovery. Turkey is also low in fat, high in protein and is a source of iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and B vitamins.