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3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk, But Coffee Lowers It
 
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.
 
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic and progressive condition, but it can be managed. With help for your family, your friends and your health care team, you can learn to take care of yourself and stay healthy.
 
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 a Successful Exercise Program

  • Set specific long-term goals, but keep short-term goals flexible.

  • Reward yourself for exercising.

  • Make exercise a priority by scheduling it.

  • Surround yourself with reminders to exercise.

  • Pick the activities you prefer in the beginning, even if they're less strenuous. Once you're exercising regularly, you can try more challenging activities.

  • Work at a level that lets you feel as good when you stop as when you start.

  • Don't judge the benefits only by the weight scale. Exercise has also been shown to reduce stress and fight depression.