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Could your diet use a nutritional tune-up? A healthful diet has many benefits and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Add color to your plate with fresh fruit and vegetables, choose whole grains and low-fat dairy, and keep an eye on your portion size. Aim for balance, variety, flexibility and moderation.
 
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

Sitting Easy

To help your back, follow these tips for good posture when you're sitting:

  • Always maintain the three natural curves of your back.

  • Sit back in your chair so your back is supported.

  • Feet should be supported on the floor or footrest, not dangling or resting on the base of your chair.

  • Legs should not be crossed.

  • Avoid slouching, slumping, bending forward or backward, or twisting at the waist.

  • Do not sit for long periods; stand up and stretch.