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.
Eat More Whole Grains to Improve Your Heart Health
By Danielle Lundstrom, Population Health Intern at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation
The next time you reach for a loaf of bread at the grocery store, you may want to remember this: People who eat more whole grains in place of refined grains tend to live longer, healthier lives!
September is Whole Grains Month, and The Heart of New Ulm Project suggests it's a great time to start taking small steps toward eating more whole grains. The majority of Americans eat enough grains, but most eat too few whole grains, averaging less than one serving per day.
Whole grains provide a variety of important nutrients, including dietary fiber, which can help to lower both total and LDL "bad" cholesterol. Making healthy lifestyle changes, which includes eating more whole grains, can improve your heart health. Read more about whole grains
Thank you to everyone who completed our recent community survey sent to random New Ulm households -- we received a fantastic response!
Feedback from the survey will help us evaluate the changes that have happened in New Ulm over the last 10 years, and also help The Heart of New Ulm Project's 11 Action Teams determine the next steps as the community works to support health in New Ulm.
Oct. 10, 2018
Finding New Ulm's Wellness Gold:
How to Incorporate Our Wealth of Community Resources Into Your Worksite Wellness Program
An event for Worksite Wellness Leaders and Advocates coordinated by the HONU Worksite Wellness Action Team