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You may wonder what all the fuss is about exercise. Simply put, inactivity is hazardous to your health. Physical activity can help you prevent chronic disease, manage your weight, and stay mentally fit. The best news is that it's never too late to adopt a more active lifestyle.
 
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.
 
Stay healthy and vigorous into old age by eating right, getting plenty of exercise and following recommended disease prevention practices.
 
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.