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.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a name given to a group of diseases that limit the flow of air in and out of your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Long-time cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD.
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
Safety Tips for Sleepy Drivers
Don't drive during the times you usually are asleep. The period between midnight and 7 a.m. is notorious for drowsy-driving accidents.
Try not to drive if you've taken medication that can make you sleepy.
Know your limits for how long you can drive at one time and for one day. Break up the trip into safe segments.
If you have company for the ride, have that person ask you how you feel during your drive, watch out for rest stops and trade driving duty with you.
Think about how you feel. If you are having trouble concentrating, it's time for a rest.