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It’s summer! Time to Exercise Your Heart
 
Woman rollerbladingThe flowers are in full bloom, and it is the perfect time to start caring for your heart (if you aren't already)! Summer offers a lot of great opportunities to get out, get active and strengthen your heart.
 
If you are not currently exercising, start slowly and make 30 minutes a day, five times a week your goal.
 
If you are already in a good exercise routine, think about whether you might want to try something new:
 
 
 
salmon; Recipes from the UW Health Kitchen   
Recipes from the UW Health Kitchen
 
While you are getting in shape, be sure to try out our heart-healthy recipes. They are sure to leave your heart and your stomach saying "Yum!"
 
 
UW Health Preventive Cardiology Patient Diane Brown and Representative Steve Kagen from Wisconsin   
 
In many ways, Diane Brown's heart attack at the age of 52 changed her life for the better. Once an avid fan of cheeseburgers, she hasn't had one for three years. She uses her lunch hour to exercise and lives a very active life. And she just went to a national conference to learn about advocating for women's heart health. Read more
 
 
Caroline Smith, UW Health patient and heart attack survivor   
 
Caroline Smith knew right away the pain she experienced on a train ride to Denver was not just motion sickness. Smith had a heart attack and attributes the knowledge she gained at a recent Go Red presentation as crucial to saving her life. Read more
 
 
Two people biking   
 
Leaves whip past and the sounds of birds singing are heard from the sides of the path. These are the sights and sounds of many of the bike paths in Wisconsin. Read more 
 
 
Heart sketch   
 
The Go Red for Women's Luncheon was held on April 17, 2008 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. More than 500 women and men attended the luncheon to support education and awareness of cardiovascular disease in women. Read more