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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.
 
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.
 
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

Tips for Smokers Who Are Trying to Quit

  • Spend free time in places where smoking isn't allowed, such as museums, theaters and stores.

  • Drink a lot of liquids.

  • Avoid beverages you associate with smoking, particularly alcoholic beverages and coffee.

  • Keep your hands busy so you won't miss holding a cigarette.

  • Keep oral substitutes, such as healthy snacks, handy.

  • Associate with nonsmokers whenever possible.

  • Learn relaxation techniques to combat anxiety.

  • Start exercising to help reduce the possibility of weight gain.

  • Eat healthy meals and get plenty of rest.

  • Talk to your doctor or a smoking counselor.

  • Consider using nicotine substitutes, such as the patch, gum or a nicotine inhaler to help you over the initial withdrawal stage.