Subject: Celebrating Women + Health

National Women's Health Week
Mother's Day kicked off the annual celebration of National Women's Health Week. Sponsored by the Office of Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this week-long event encourages women to take steps to improve their health at every age. 

As nutrition professionals, moms and daughters, we know how diet and lifestyle choices directly impact women's health. Simple changes in eating and activity patterns can have a very positive impact when it comes to chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis. Arm yourself with knowledge to reduce your risk, then see how delicious prevention can be with tailored recipe ideas, too. 
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Type 2 Diabetes
A startling 13.4 million women in the U.S. aged 20 years and older are living with diabetes with almost 30% undiagnosed and suffering in silence. Take action to reduce your risk.
Heart Disease
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. The American Heart Association sites an estimated 44 million women in the U.S. are affected by cardiovascular diseases. Know your risk.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) estimates as many as 54 million Americans have osteoporosis and low bone mass. And, women are four times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men.

The great news is that simple changes in eating habits and physical activity routines can greatly reduce the risk of developing these chronic diseases, or minimize their severity. We encourage women to invest in themselves and their health. Start with the Healthy Eating Planner to assess and improve your eating habits and check out the three reasons to add exercise to your diet.

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