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Millions of Americans suffer from back pain every year. The reasons for the pain are many, including bad posture, accidents, improper lifting, obesity, and weak muscles. Practice prevention to minimize your risk for back pain — get regular exercise, lose any excess weight, and learn good posture.
 
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.