Be Well with TCL

Be Well with TCL: Microcurrent  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

Tone Your Buns & Thighs   Back To Top

Hey Jane Fonda fans, remember her buns and thighs workout? Did you feel required to wear a high-cut 2-piece leotard?
Years later, the yoga pant came to be and thankfully yoga is one of the best workouts to tone those areas of the body.

Be well with TCL: Silhouette Instalift   Back To Top

Last year plastic surgeons performed 1.8 million surgical procedures, and not surprising facelifts were among the top 5. If you've even thought about going under the knife, consider this; There's a new treatment that involves no incisions, no anesthesia, very minimal downtime and It takes only 45 minutes.

Treating Urinary Incontinence   Back To Top

If you're a Real Housewives fan, you probably remember Lisa Rinna talking about her infamous Depends ad. She banked $2-million for being in the commercial and she says it's actually her most criticized role. Dr. Lisa from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa says women should ditch the adult diapers and get to the root of the problem instead.

Nice Ride Back for 8th Season   Back To Top

If our taste of Spring this weekend has you itching to pick up a new outdoor hobby, why not try biking? If you don’t have a bike, no problem, the Nice Ride bike sharing program is back for its 8th season. You can rent a bike from one of the 200+ bike stations around the Twin Cities for only $3 per half hour. Need it longer? Their 24-hour ride is just $6.

Be Well with TCL: Acupuncture 101   Back To Top

If you've had a cold this winter or maybe your allergies are beginning to flair, you've probably relied on medication to pull you through right? In this Be Well with TCL, we head to Healing InSight in Saint Paul where acupuncture needles are clearing congestion and allowing your body to just rest. 

Be Well with TCL: Country Heat Workout   Back To Top

If you didn't know already, Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson is a huge country music fan. So much so, we sent her to Nashville not once, but twice to cover the Country Music Award's red carpet. When we heard there was a workout that involved country music, of course we had to send her to check it out. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli finds an acceptable place to kick up her heels, break a sweat and yell “Yeehaw!” in public.

Be Well with TCL: Natural Breast Augmentation   Back To Top

Moving fat from one area of your body to enhance another part of your body sounds like the perfect solution for many women.  The best part about this:  it’s all true!  This is a real technique that a Minneapolis mom had done to increase the size of her breasts.

Acupuncture & Seasonal Affective Disorder   Back To Top

Having a bit of the blues toward the end of February? Especially when it’s cold and gray outside? That’s not all that abnormal. But how can you tell if it's developing into something more serious?

Old School v. New School Nutrition   Back To Top

The 80s and 90s were all about tight rolled jeans, scrunchies and windbreaker swishy suits. They were also known as the *low-fat* years which researchers say subsequently created an obesity epidemic. But what we know now, more than 20-years later, is that fat isn't all that bad. Registered dietitian and founder of Foodwise Consulting, Katie Costello, stopped by with a lesson in old school versus new school nutrition.

Fallen Ink Tattoo Removal   Back To Top

A few years ago, we sent Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson to the Minneapolis Tattoo Convention. She stuck out, more than a sore thumb. We wondered if the people she met there, those with extreme tattoos, ever wish they would have just settled for a heart or a butterfly. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli takes us to Fallen Ink Tattoo Removal in Roseville where those tattoo regrets can be erased.

Be Well with TCL: Deep Breathing   Back To Top

The holidays can be joyous, but they can also bring on some big-time stress. There are relatives that pop by unannounced, there can be dinner disasters and so on. But there's one thing we can all count on - it's a good deep breathing exercise.  In Be Well with TCL, the founder of www.yogaandpilatesonline.com, Annalicia Lynn stopped by with techniques to help you breathe a little easier.

Be Well w/TCL: The Cool Peel   Back To Top

If you’ve never tried a Chemical Peel because of the horror stories you’ve heard or the healing process you’ve seen, you’ll be happy to know there’s a peel out there that can give you youthful skin without torturing it.

Ultimate Mommy Makeover Treatments   Back To Top

Whether you had a baby a month ago or 20-years ago, you know the territory of the post baby body. Things don't quite look the way they used to. But lucky for moms, these days you can get your body back without invasive surgery.  In this Be Well with TCL, our straight talking OBGYN. Dr Lisa Erhard from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, stopped by with ways to get an ultimate mommy makeover.

Be Well with TCL: Erasing Cellulite   Back To Top

If there was a button you could push that would erase cellulite, most every single person living trying to hide it would push that button. Having cellulite doesn't mean you’re overweight, but it sure can make you feel pretty low about your appearance.  In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson says throw out all of those cellulite busting creams because they don’t work! Instead at Harrington Plastic Surgery in Plymouth, check out a treatment called Cellfina.  

Dealing with Stress   Back To Top

Stress is a part of life and something that everyone deals with at some point.  Did you know that if managed well, it can actually be a good thing?  Life & Business Strategist Jasna Burza explains how stress affects us and what you can do to ease it. 

Be Well with TCL: National Dizzy & Balance Center   Back To Top

Imagine spinning around and around and around. Now imagine feeling like that all the time, even just waking up in the morning. It's exactly how a 9-year-old from Hastings felt for months, that is until his family was told to check out The National Dizzy and Balance Center. Kelli introduces us to Nathan and his therapist that helped put that pep back in his step.