Be Well with TCL

Be Well: Park Bench Workout  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

Be Well with TCL: Mommy & Me Workout   Back To Top

If you’re a busy mom or dad you may have good intentions to get in a workout during your child’s naptime but what happens if your baby wakes up? Don't skip your workout, instead just have them join you! In today's Be Well with TCL, fitness instructor and blogger, Lindsey Bomgren explains some workout moves that will help mamas play and bond with their baby while getting their body back in shape!

Be Well with TCL: Mom Time at Radiance MedSpa   Back To Top

The summer months are busy for a lot of moms. Kids are off from school and most likely involved in all sorts of events around town. Moms rarely get time for themselves. So, now is the time to take a little “me” time.

Be Well: Exercising Your Butt   Back To Top

Before Beyoncé, before the Kardashians...there was J Lo. She was the one who brought the booty back, making curvy women all over the world feel better about their bodies. But did you know having a great butt means your posture is also on point? Fitness expert and owner of The Warehouse, Nickie Carrigan, stopped by with a few moves to redefine your glutes and your health.

Be Well with TCL: Entira Express Clinics   Back To Top

We all have to grocery shop right? Why not take care of that earache or sore throat while we're grabbing our produce or milk.  We head to Entira Family Clinic’s newest spot, their Express Clinics, where they promise to get you feeling better and quick.

Be Well with TCL: Lower Back Pain   Back To Top

When your lower back is giving you trouble, you may head over to the chiropractor or set up a massage.  Annalicia Lynn, founder of Yoga and Pilates Online, says that making the pain go away means focusing on more than just your back.

Be Well with TCL: Cosmetic Acupuncture   Back To Top

Even if you are familiar with acupuncture, most of us don’t realize that all those needles can be used for cosmetic purposes.  People have been flocking to Healing Insight for Cosmetic Acupuncture.

Givens Brain Tumor Center   Back To Top

If you've ever eaten at a Wendy’s restaurant in Minnesota, you have the Givens family to thank. They've owned Wendy's franchises in Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin for more than 30 years. 
 
For decades, Mike Givens was a pioneer in the restaurant franchise business. He was inducted into the Wendy's Hall of Fame.  
And he helped to raise millions of dollars for the Dave Thomas Foundation - helping children in foster care find families. Now his family is giving back in his honor. 
 
Mike was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005 and passed away in 2015. Now the Givens Brain Tumor Center will offer support, treatment and therapies to others diagnosed right here in Minnesota. His family sat down with TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson to share what this world class cancer center means to them and what it will mean to other families affected. 

Be Well with TCL: Safe Sunscreen   Back To Top

A lot of people obsess over what they eat, what they put in their bodies, like organic, clean foods. But just as important, are we thinking about what we put ON our bodies?

Be Well with TCL: Auricular Acupuncture   Back To Top

You might think that putting a needle in your ear is what you do when you are looking to get your ears pierced.  However, our Holistic Health Expert, Senia Mae shows us how getting acupuncture on your ear is actually beneficial.

What to eat Before, During and After Your Workout   Back To Top

Figuring out the best thing to eat before and after a workout is almost as challenging as the workout itself! Fitness expert and owner of the warehouse, Nickie Carrigan has tips on how to get back to the basics with your nutrition and to clear up any confusion!

Best (Protein) Bars   Back To Top

When you hear the words Best Bar on Twin Cities Live, you might expect a craft cocktail on the show. But this time around, we’re talking about Protein Bars.

Get Your Body Back After Baby   Back To Top

If you’re a parent, you know the lack of sleep that comes along with the territory. But did you know that having a baby actually changes the look of your skin, meaning those lines and wrinkles could look deeper.

So even if your kids slept through the night, your skin can look otherwise. In this Be Well with TCL, Reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa where helping sleep deprived moms look refreshed again is just the beginning.