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Meet Our Go Red Makeover Challengers
Meet Amanda, Kathy and Maria - three women from the greater Madison area taking part in a 12-Week Heart Makeover.
It's a makeover that could save their lives.
Meet our challengers, and follow their journey as they work with UW Health doctors, nutritionists and exercise physiologists on developing heart-healthy lifestyles and breaking old habits.
At 28 years old, newlywed Amanda has an eagerness to start a family, inspiring her to make a complete lifestyle change through diet and exercise.
Having a strong family history of heart disease, self-proclaimed procrastinator Kathy is determined to become stronger and healthier for herself and her family.
Maria, a mother to seven boys, one born with a congenital heart defect, is motivated to continue watching her family grow and enjoy life by committing to living a consistent healthy lifestyle.
When you grocery shop, take time to read the labels. But how much fat is too much? And what's a good sodium guideline? Find out in our Guide to Food Labels.
Keep the Kids Moving
Winter is a great time to get your kids up and moving. Try taking them to an ice skating rink, bowling alley or to a museum to keep them active on days when it's too harsh to play outside. 10 Tips for Keeping Kids Active in Winter
Don't let the chill of Old Man Winter keep you from getting in your physical activity. Download the American Heart Association's free winter walking brochure at heart.org/startwinterwalking.
Wear Red Day! Friday, February 5
Go bold, and Go Red! Wear red on Friday, February 5, to show your support for the fight against heart disease in women.
And on Thursday, February 4, throw on your favorite red dress over your winter clothing and Dash to the State Capitol in support of women's heart health.
The first 100 participants to complete the 2-block dash will receive a free goodie bag and t-shirt. Then, celebrate your dash at Brocach Irish Pub with free appetizers and specials.
Celebrate Heart Month
Learn other ways to get inspired during Heart Month, including:
Host a Go Red For Women Book Club
Watch Our Healthy Choices Video Series: UW Health nutritionist Amy Mihm's tips on keeping your heart strong by selecting the right foods - from dairy to whole grains to "super foods"
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