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Your mental health is just as important to your overall well being as your physical health. Here's information on a range of mental health topics, plus ideas on how to cope when your life hits an emotional bump.
 
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

Learn How to Relax

  • Make a commitment to relax each day, even if it's only for a few minutes.

  • Choose relaxation activities that allow you to forget everything except what you are doing.

  • If every minute of your day is accounted for, rework your schedule so you can enjoy at least a few moments of relaxation.

  • Before going to bed, spend a few minutes clearing your mind of the day's events. When you go to bed relaxed, you'll sleep better.

  • Learn to say no to outside demands and start to do less.

  • Plan leisure activities in advance. Make a date with a friend that you'll be sure to keep.