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[New Ulm Journal, June 04, 2013]   Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project has launched its newest community health challenge, "Lose it to Win it: Weigh in, New Ulm." The free 12-month community health challenge is designed to help the community members lose weight or maintain weight and provide an opportunity to be rewarded for making healthful lifestyle choices. The community prize that can be earned is $100,000 worth of new outdoor fitness equipment for New Ulm parks and bicycle improvements such as bicycle racks, bicycle lanes and signage.
June 04, 2013
[Minnesota Public Radio, April 26, 2013]   Who wants to die early or live with a chronic illness? Yet, 95 percent of the population lives with an identifiable risk factor, and the U.S. spends $2.5 trillion on healthcare – 70 percent of which is spent on lifestyle related disease.
April 29, 2013
[New Ulm Journal, April 07, 2013]   Who wants to die early or live with a chronic illness? Yet, 95 percent of the population lives with an identifiable risk factor, and the U.S. spends $2.5 trillion on health care 70 percent of which is spent on lifestyle-related disease.
April 09, 2013
[Star Tribune, January 01, 0001]   Pat Booker says she never could have imagined herself belly-dancing. Nonetheless, the 58-year-old Minnesota Department of Corrections supervisor gave it a whirl -- along with Zumba, kettlebells, yoga, Pilates and the occasional 5K run -- as she adopted a new fitness regimen over the last few years.
February 11, 2013
[Mankato Free Press, October 08, 2012]   A federal grant of $204,275 for a new project to help improve the overall health of residents in Brown County (Minnesota) has been awarded to the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation . Brown County Public Health will work with organizers of the successful “Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project" to create policies, systems and an environment that promotes healthy lifestyles that will lead to the prevention of chronic disease.
October 08, 2012
[New Ulm Journal, January 01, 0001]   Making people "joyful" and excited about healthy activities was the focus of Saturday's speech by U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin during the New Ulm Area Day of Play held at Martin Luther College. The Day of Play event is part of a world-wide event started by the children's channel Nickelodeon to get kids outside and away from televisions through fun activities.
October 03, 2012
[Star Tribune, September 28, 2012]   Maybe you won't listen to your doctor. But can your village help you lower your blood pressure or live a healthier life?
September 28, 2012
[KARE-TV, October 24, 2011]   Move over beer and brats. New Ulm restaurants will soon be known for their veggies and fruit, too.
October 26, 2011
[KEYC-TV, April 06, 2011]   Allina Hospitals & Clinics' Heart of New Ulm project is already showing results. KEYC-TV in Mankato reports that the heart attack rate in the southern Minnesota community has already been cut by 24 percent.
April 07, 2011
[Mankato Free Press, April 05, 2011]   A 10-year community initiative to prevent the occurrence of heart attacks in New Ulm has produced some early encouraging results. The Heart of New Ulm Project is sponsored by Allina Hospitals & Clinics' Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation .
April 06, 2011