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Lower Your Risk for Diabetes — Improve Your Fertility

Here's the thing. If you are going to try to get pregnant, you need to get your body healthy. And if you do that, you are also lowering your risk for diabetes — a serious disease that can lead to complications such as heart disease and stroke. Diabetes is also linked to fertility problems.

One in three American adults have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. One in three! Make yourself aware of the risk factors (being overweight and sedentary) and make changes to your lifestyle. Studies have shown that type 2 diabetes can often be prevented or delayed by losing just 7 percent of body weight —that's 15 pounds if you weigh 200 — through regular physical activity (30 minutes a day, five days a week) and healthy eating.

Losing weight and exercising have been found to help increase fertility, too. So get moving and start living a healthier lifestyle for both your fertility and your future health!

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