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.
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
Health Tip of the Day
How to Keep Running Safe and Enjoyable
Don't run when you have a hurt or injured foot, ankle or knee.
Dress for the weather and time of day. Wear reflective clothing if you run at night, for instance.
Stay well hydrated -- drink plenty of water before, during and after a run.
Train carefully for races and competitions.
Don't run in isolated or dangerous areas.
Don't run when you're sick or exhausted.