Be Well with TCL

What to eat Before, During and After Your Workout

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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.

Be Well with TCL: Microcurrent   Back To Top

Cellspark Skincare and Wellness in Woodbury has a treatment that is helping individuals get relief from chronic pain that doesn’t require medications.  The treatment is called Microcurrent.  It’s an electric current that restores normal frequencies within the cells and that will give pain relief.

Be Well with TCL: Bellafill   Back To Top

We’re always looking for the "fountain of youth." And there are a lot of anti-aging treatments out there that look great at first, they can erase those fine lines and wrinkles, but the results don’t always last long. But as TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson shows in this Be Well with TCL, there’s a spot in the Twin Cities offering what they call the longest lasting treatment on the market. 

Freezing Fat with CoolAdvantage   Back To Top

Here on Twin Cities Live, we love to tell you about the latest and greatest technology when it comes to your health. Clinics here in Minnesota are leading the way with a treatment called CoolSculpting. We've shown you how CoolSculpting works; a treatment that freezes fat and eliminates it from the body.

Be Well with TCL: Rid the Double Chin   Back To Top

Dealing with a double chin is something that a lot of people deal with.  Getting the right angle in a picture is one way to get rid of it.  Dr. Tareen from Tareen Dermatology says there are a couple of ways to make it disappear forever. 

Be Well with TCL: Little Mother’s Helper   Back To Top

Having children does not come with instructions.  Once you have that baby and the child rearing begins, you can be left feeling a little helpless.  A Twin Cities midwife saw too many new parents struggling with questions and self-doubt and decided to do something about it.  Rebecca Egbert created a deck of cards called “Little Mother’s Helper.”

Be Well with TCL: Supercharge Your Coffee   Back To Top

If you're not adding cream to your coffee in the morning, would you consider a pinch of turmeric? What if you could skip the coffee all together and drink something else to give you a boost of energy?

Be Well with TCL: Vitiligo   Back To Top

There was a lot of buzz around Michael Jackson when he appeared with lighter skin.  A lot of people thought a medical procedure was the cause of his lighter skin, but in fact it as a skin condition called vitiligo.

Be Well with TCL: Brody’s 579 Gluten Free Muffins   Back To Top

Imagine never being able to eat a cookie, donut or muffin ever again. A small percentage of the population, about 1%, can’t. That’s because they’ve been diagnosed with something called Celiac Disease. And even though it doesn’t affect a large number of people, being restricted at the dinner table or at a restaurant can be challenging. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson shows us how one woman hopes to change that, with an idea inspired by a 9-year-old boy.

Be Well with TCL: Stability Ball 101   Back To Top

If you own a stability ball, is it in your closet and deflated? Either it’s because you don’t know what to do with it or you’re afraid of falling off! In Be Well with TCL, we tackle the Stability Ball and the founder of www.yogaandpilatesonlins.com, Annalicia Lynn stopped by to help!

Be Well with TCL: Ask the Dermatologist about Sunspots   Back To Top

If you’ve ever had a sunburn, which most of us have, it is not a fun thing. When you’re younger, the sun can make your skin glow, but as we age, sun damage can creep to the surface leaving behind dark and unsightly brown spots. So in today’s Be Well with TCL, we Asked the Dermatologist, “Can you reverse the damage?” TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson found out the surprising answer.

Fix Stress Incontinence with ThermiVa   Back To Top

Millions of Americans are hiding a big secret. It’s called Incontinence. For those of you who don't know what that is, consider yourself lucky. That's because it affects more than 13 million people in this country and your girlfriends, they aren't talking about it. But as TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson found out, a new device called ThermiVa is helping women feel more secure and a little more sexy.