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Heart-Healthy Tips for Summer Fun
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The mercury is rising now that summer has officially started, which can affect your heart health in different ways. On the plus side, you may find that your cholesterol levels drop, while, on the minus side, air quality can decline due to a combination of smog and high humidity, forcing your heart to work even harder than usual. However, making smart lifestyle choices during warm-weather months can keep you heart-healthy and happy -- check out the links below for great ideas from WomenHeart for delicious meals, fun exercise, summer travel, and other common sense ways to beat the heat!



Hot & Heart-Healthy Tips for Summer Exercise

In the Swim: Water Workouts

Pack and Play: Heart-Smart Tips for Summer Trips

Medication Madness: Pharmacists advice on storing and taking prescription medication

Grillin' for dinner: Lime Shrimp Kebabs, Grilled Brussels Sprouts, and Grilled Pineapple

Refreshing salads: Fennel Citrus Salad, Tropical Fruit Salad with Guava Sauce, and Green and Orange Salad

Cool treats: Iced Vanilla Soy Latte and Watermelon Ice


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