UW Health Go Red for Women e-Newsletter

April 2010

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Apple Cranberry Breakfast Cookies

Red and Green Bell Pepper Boats

Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon 

More Heart-Healthy Recipes



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Cooking Up Some Heart Health


Go Red Makeover cooking: At the dinner table UW Health nutritionist Gail Underbakke joined our Go Red Makeover participants for some heart-healthy cooking.


On the menu: pork tenderloin, four-grain rice pilaf, roasted asparagus and blueberry cobbler with whole grain topping.



Catch up with our Go Red Makeover bloggers:




Her hectic life has forced Amanda to "be proactive" to get her five weekly workouts in. Positive feedback from Vonda, her UW Health physiologist, has inspired Amanda to keep at it.


Kathy Kathy

Kathy didn't use her 50th birthday as an excuse to indulge. Her party menu included fruits and vegetables rather than chips and dip, and afterward she planned on getting back on the treadmill.



In mid-March Maria was overjoyed because she was fast approaching her goal of 10,000 steps, and also went on a school field trip with her son - a walk on the school forest trails.

Woman in red dress, with red scarf flowing in the windGo Red for Women Luncheon

The theme for this year's April 15 luncheon is "Becoming a Better You," and new activities include a Heart Healthy Lounge, which features a healthy cooking demonstration and a discussion of how to cater your exercise regimen for optimum heart health. Learn more

Teaching Herself to Go Red

Working with the Go Red for Women initiative, it's Vicki Carter's job to inform women about the dangers of heart disease. But as her own life became more stressful Carter began to pay less attention to her own health and soon found it hard to practice what she was preaching. Learn more

Get Out and Garden

Although gardening may not come to mind as a calorie-burning task, spending an hour or more in the garden can be a great way to relax while fitting in some physical activity. Learn more

Shaking Your Salt Habit

Reducing the amount of sodium you consume can help lower high blood pressure or prevent it from developing in the first place.
Learn more 

Ideas to Inspire You

Host a Go Red For Women Book Club

video icon: Healthy Choices Video SeriesWatch 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."