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    Busy?  Your to-do list is a mile long on a good day! But eating right and being active give you more energy to do it all.

    Eat Right

    What is a healthy diet? Get basic nutrition facts in this article.

    By paying close attention to what you eat, you can reduce your chance of developing heart disease. Learn the basics of a heart-healthy diet.

    Except for vitamin D, the human body cannot make vitamins. So you need to get vitamins from the foods you eat or from vitamin supplements.

    As a woman ages, her body naturally loses muscle -- and body fat accrues more easily. Good nutrition and exercise don't just slow down muscle loss and help with weight control, they also help a woman guard against heart disease, stroke, a broken hip because of osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes, cancer, even the onset of Alzheimer's disease. 

    This article explains why modest portions, healthy foods, and regular weigh-ins may help maintain weight loss.

    If you were physically active regularly before hitting 50, you're at an advantage: You probably already follow these exercise tips. But if you didn't exercise regularly, it's not too late to start.

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