Heart of New Ulm helps residents fight heart disease

HONU_MPR[Minnesota Public Radio, August 16, 2014] When her weight crept past 300 pounds last year, Denise Leitz, of New Ulm, Minn., knew something had to change.

Her clothes didn’t fit. Airplane seat belts weren’t long enough to reach around her waist — and she was always in pain.

“I would drop something on the floor and have to crawl to it,” Leitz said. “I mean it was horrible to be like that.”

Leitz, 56, decided to change her life by participating in the Heart of New Ulmproject, a 10-year effort that aims to eliminate heart attacks in the community.

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