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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

Tips to Get Your Child to School

The start of new school term can be an anxious time for kids. If your child is reluctant to leave home because of school-related anxiety, here are tips to help:

  • Insist your child go to school, but be understanding. Talk with her about why she doesn't want to go.

  • Enlist the help of the school staff. By making them aware of the situation, they can help encourage your child.

  • If the problem is a bully or unreasonable teacher, talk to the teacher or principal. They may be able to make changes.

  • Make a commitment to be firm on school mornings when your child complains.

  • Be a volunteer at the school or find other opportunities to get involved.