Be Well with TCL

Be Well with TCL: Mouth Guard 101 with Dr. Shamblott  

A stop at Shamblott Family Dentistry in Hopkins and you’ll find custom mouth guards fit for a Queen. The Hopkins Raspberry Queen that is, and another member of the royal court.  Twin Cities Live reporter chatted with Ashley Normandin and Katie Costello about protecting their smiles. The two 17-year-olds aren’t only Royals in the community, they are also hockey players. It’s that reason having a custom mouth guard is important.

Acupuncture During Pregnancy  

If there’s one thing most moms remember from pregnancy, it’s the aches and pain and the nausea that can come on morning, noon and night. It's normal to feel this way when you're pregnant and it's also normal to feel really good. 
Acupuncture is helping moms feel great during and after pregnancy. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing InSight in Saint Paul to meet a Faribault mom who is happy to treat her mild symptoms safely.

Healthy For Life Meals  

Stephanie and Lee Flaig from Blaine are enjoying life after losing a total of 44 pounds together on the Healthy For Life Meals Plan.  Kelli Hanson found out how the program has changed their lives.

Be Well with TCL: “You Do You”  

If you're right in the middle of raising a strong young girl, parents, you have your work cut out for you. Especially in these times when our young girls are seeing movements like Me Too and The Future is Female. 

Title Boxing Workout  

There are many spectacular movies surrounding the story of a boxing great in the ring. There's Rocky, Million Dollar Baby and you can't forget about Cinderella Man.  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson wanted to see if she could live out one of those iconic movies at a boxing club in Lakeville. What she got was a 60-minute workout and a one-hundred pound bag resisting her punch and jab. Kelli takes us to Title Boxing in this Be Well with TCL.

Cosmetic Acupuncture Winner Revealed  

Earlier this summer on Twin Cities Live, we put the call out for someone who wanted to win a Cosmetic Acupuncture Package from Healing InSight in Saint Paul.  Owner, Senia Mae wanted to gift this service to someone looking for a whole body transformation.  The winner  - Cottage Grove mom and grandma Patty Storby - was chosen 8 weeks ago and the incredible results are in.

Be Well with TCL: Is Your Child Ready for a Cell Phone?  

According to research done by www.influence-central.com, on average, a child gets their first smartphone at 10-years-old. That same study found that by age 12, 50% percent of kids have Facebook and Instagram accounts. And now that school’s back in session, your kids may be badgering you more about being added to your cell phone plan. That begs the question, how do you know when your child is ready for a phone? In this Be Well with TCL, we sat down with Author and Blogger Galit Breen to help answer that question.

Be Well with TCL: SkinPen for Acne Scarring   Back To Top

Acne is the most common skin problem in the US, affecting more than 40 million people. And acne scarring can stick with you for the rest of your life. But a new treatment at Simonson’s Salon & Spa could help those scars heal and dramatically reduce their appearance. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson takes us to Simonson’s to see the SkinPen in action.

Backpacks: The Perfect Fit for Kids   Back To Top

The kids are headed back to school in less than a month and that means cuteness overload. With new outfits, the perfect first day hairstyle and the giant backpack that hangs down to their ankles - they'll be very cute.  But those backpacks can be very bad for their little backs. Kelli Hanson heads to HealthSource Chiropractic to get a lesson in finding the perfect size backpack for every age. 

Be Well with TCL: Llama Yoga   Back To Top

There’s a small farm in Waconia that’s monopolized the Llama market. Carlson’s Lloveable Llamas has more than 80 llamas that you’re free to pet and walk. But now they’ve added yoga to their schedule...yes yoga, with Llamas.

Be Well with TCL: MiraDry   Back To Top

A warm Minnesota summer means you’re going to sweat…a lot. But if you’re sweating through your shirts all year long, pitting them out and often throwing shirts away, you could be a candidate for a treatment called MiraDry. It’s a non-invasive treatment that reduces  the amount of sweat you produce in the underarm area, helping you stay clean and dry all day long. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found the treatment at SpaVie in Plymouth. There she met a Wisconsin mom who says this treatment has changed her life forever.

Be Well with TCL: Yoga and Juice   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town takes us to Blaine and Be Well with  TCL takes us to a yoga studio!  Kelli is checking out Pressed Hot Yoga & Juice

Be Well: Park Bench Workout   Back To Top

When you have little ones, finding the time to work out can be nearly impossible. But what if you could incorporate it in your everyday life at a place the kids want to go to anyway?  That place is the park and in this Be Well with Well, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson discovered all you need is a park bench. We found her in Golden Valley working out with Blogger and Fitness Instructor Lindsey Bomgren!

Anatomy of a Good Meal   Back To Top

Be Well with TCL is all about health and wellness. This time we're tackling the perfect meal. Not the one you couldn't live without, but the one you shouldn't live without.  Fitness Expert Nickie Carrigan stopped by our studio to help us understand the anatomy of a good meal. She says it’s centered around three important things: Carbohydrates, Protein & Good Fats.

Be Well with TCL: The Self-Care Solution   Back To Top

We're only about a month into summer break, moms do you feel like you're drowning yet? That feeling of being overwhelmed can take over quickly as moms try to make not only kids happy, but also themselves. It's something a Minnetonka mom of four realized after reaching her own breaking point and after hearing from other moms going through the exact same thing, she decided to write a book about it.

Be Well with TCL: Elizabeth’s Cosmetic Acupuncture   Back To Top

Elizabeth’s mom Susie had such amazing results with Cosmetic Acupuncture, Elizabeth decided it was her turn to try it at Healing Insight in Saint Paul. For the last 5 weeks, twice a week, Elizabeth has been fine tuning her elastin and collagen and she couldn’t be more thrilled with her results!  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us along as she follows Elizabeth’s Cosmetic Acupuncture journey!

Be Well with TCL: Erasing Acne   Back To Top

When you have good skin, you carry yourself a little different. You're a little more confident, especially in front of groups of people.  Meet a woman who says her acne was so bad it kept her from wanting to even play outside with her son. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how light helped transform her skin.

Be Well with TCL: ZeSa Fitness   Back To Top

The Vikings, Bears, Cowboys and Steelers have a lot in common -- they're all professional athletes, they are all very fit and the players all train on a piece of equipment you've probably never ever heard of.  But that's about to change. The ZeSa Activator was developed right here in the Twin Cities. It's equipment athletes are using but anyone can now train like the pros. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to ZeSa Fitness to tap into her balance and strength.

Be Well with TCL: Bungee Fitness   Back To Top

If bungee jumping never peeked your interest, a new kind of workout just might. The Aviary in Minnetonka has a new kind of workout class where a bungee rope is tethered to a harness. That push and pull creates a workout unlike any other. We sent TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson to The Aviary to check it out.

Be Well: Oriental Massage and Essential Oils   Back To Top

Whether you're feeling a bit tense or maybe you pulled something this weekend cleaning up the yard, a really good massage could just hit the spot.  You could pay top dollar or you could learn how to do it yourself. In this Be Well with TCL, Senia Mae and Nicki Balian from Healing Insight in Saint Paul were in studio with 3 massage techniques that can have you feeling better fast.

Where the Trainer Grocery Shops   Back To Top

When you see a very fit person, you may think “I wonder where they work out?”, “Where did they get that cute workout top?” and of course “What do they eat?”.  Not only what do they eat, but where are they grocery shopping? 
In this Be Well with TCL, fitness expert Nancy Stoneberg stopped by to fill us in.

Be Well with TCL: Microblading   Back To Top

Be Well with TCL is all about health and wellness and feeling good inside and out. Feeling good about yourself can include feeling good about your appearance, particularly when it comes to your eyebrows. As we age, our eyebrows can start to thin and fade. And that means many women has to use makeup to fill in those brows every single morning. But as Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us, a new kind of treatment can take eliminate that step every morning and you’ll leave feeling your best.

HCG Weight Loss: Tracy’s Results   Back To Top

For 6-weeks our cameras have followed Twin Cities Live Office Manager, Tracy Robb, around to document her progress on the HCG Weight Loss Diet at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa.  She had to restrict how many calories she consumed and follow every detail of the plan.  Tracy stopped by, along with Dr. Lisa from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa to reveal her results.

Be Well with TCL: Metabolic Boost Back To Top

You work out, you think you're eating right, but you can't shake those extra pounds. Your anxiety is through the roof, you're not sleeping and you're craving sugar. If this sounds like you, your metabolism may need a boost. In this Be Well with TCL, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing InSight, where a new program aimed at changing the way your metabolism works has changed a Saint Paul woman's life one pound at a time.
 

Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa: HCG Program Update   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Office Manager, Tracy Robb, has been transforming right before our eye. She has even told us she's excited to get on the scale every morning!  That's because she's losing weight nearly every single day on Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa’s HCG Program. She's over half way done and in this Be Well with TCL, reporter Kelli Hanson checks in on her progress.

Be Well with TCL: Acupuncture for Infertility   Back To Top

The CDC says over 7-million women have used infertility services like In vitro fertilization, or they've taken fertility drugs.
But there's another option couples are now looking into...acupuncture for infertility. In this Be Well with TCL, reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing Insight in Saint Paul to find out how those tiny needles are helping women conceive.

Tracy’s HCG Weight Loss Update   Back To Top

Mondays on Twin Cities Live, we talk about all things health and wellness. It's our Be Well with TCL series and we have an update on our office manager, Tracy, who started the HCG Weight Loss Program at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa 2 and a half weeks ago.

Be Well: Acupuncture & Arthritis   Back To Top

If you have arthritis, the holidays can be pretty tough. From putting up the decorations to making a holiday meal, to just spending time with family, it can feel nearly impossible. But finding relief from your aching joints could actually be relaxing. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing Insight where she met 2 women who have found relief through acupuncture.

Be Well with TCL: Microcurrent   Back To Top

Getting rid of wrinkles is as easy as a little injection of Botox, right? If the idea of getting this done just isn’t your cup of tea, there is another procedure you might want to consider.  Simonson’s Salon and Spa shows us a treatment called Microcurrent that can tighten up every muscle in your face. 

Be Well with TCL: kidsWATER   Back To Top

If we've heard this once, we've heard it a million times. If you want to lose weight, cut out the soda. But what about fruit juice? Those juice boxes our kids crave -- forget about it! They're filled with empty calories too. Recently the American Heart Association recommended that kids have less than 6-teaspoons of added sugars per day. Right now kids are consuming up to 19 teaspoons a day. It's a problem two Minnesota moms took notice of and decided to take action. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson shows us how one idea has them hoping people start tossing those sugar-filled juice boxes once and for all.