Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) is a collaborative partnership of everyone 
in the  New Ulm community, working together to support  a community culture of wellness.
 OCTOBER 2018                                                                                                                          Like us on Facebook     View our videos on YouTube     
Cholesterol and Heart Health: What Does Gender Have to Do With It?
By Danielle Lundstrom, Population Health Intern at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation

Did you know that nearly one in every two American women have high or borderline high cholesterol? In fact, many people may not realize that having high cholesterol levels is more common in women than in men. No matter your gender, it's important to make sure you control your cholesterol to help reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

Why do women have high cholesterol?
Although women are more likely to have had a cholesterol screening in the past five years, they are also more likely to report not using cholesterol-lowering medication and/or to stop taking their prescribed medication. Thus, gender may play an important role in heart health. Read more

Kindness Rocks Continue to Spread

Thanks to everyone who has participated in The Kindness Rocks Project! Promoted by The Heart of New Ulm / Brown County Mental Health and Wellness Team, the idea behind The Kindness Rocks Project is to have community members spread kindness, one rock at a time. Sometimes the world gives us a small sign of encouragement, right when we need it the most. 

Let's keep the rocks going! All you need to do is to decorate a rock with an inspirational message and leave it in an easy-to-find place for others to find.  Follow these easy directions

Kindness Rocks makes a great group project or event, too. A few local organizations that we are aware of that have participated include River Creek Nursery & Wealth Management Solutions, Bank Midwest, Sleepy Eye Public Schools, Christ the King Church, Wellness Collective, Oak Hills and Kids Connection.

It's Apple Season! Enjoy!

Visit the Minnesota Grown website for apple orchard locations, picking and storage tips, and facts about why apples are so good for you!

Walk to School Day is
Oct. 10, 2018

To help make our kids more visible while walking and biking to school, t he Statewide Health Improvement Partnership serving Brown, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties, along with the Safe Routes to School Action Team, recently distributed reflective zipper pulls to students in elementary and middle school throughout the county. Thank you!
Pumped Up for 
 Pumpkin Season  

Even though the "What's Cooking, New Ulm?" show on NUCAT was discontinued in 2015, the episodes are still available on our You Tube Channel. Please enjoy these past episodes on one of our favorite fall flavors: Pumpkin.

Pumpkin Stir Fry with Sweet Basil on  "What's Cooking, New Ulm?" 
(2013 episode)
Cooking Show with Rebecca Fliszar & Guest Pongsri Dempsey: Pumpkin Stir Fry with Sweet Basil #30

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie on "What's Cooking, New Ulm?" 
(2015 episode)

What's Cooking New Ulm w/ Rebecca & Guest Amanda Masse Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie #103 1

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