Health & Fitness

Be Well with TCL: Heart Health  

Kelli Hanson introduces us to Jamal Ramsey, a 21 year old St. Paul man who was born with a heart defect is living proof of why continued cardiac care is so important.

Considering Your Cholesterol  

All of the sweets you find yourself indulging in over the holidays do more than just add to your waistline.  Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics says you need to start thinking about what the high fat foods do to your cholesterol numbers. 

Be Well with TCL: Rejuvenate Spa  

It’s important to keep your skin hydrated.  It helps your makeup go on better and keeps your skin from looking tired and older.  Kelli Hanson heads to Rejuvenate Skin and Laser Clinic in Hudson, Wisconsin to find out how they help you do that. 

Be Well with TCL: Medifast  

We’ve shared weight loss stories with you before, but this is the biggest one ever.  Dean Ellingson is a teacher who used the Medifast Weight Loss Program to help him change his health forever. 

Be Well with TCL: Tattoo Removal  

When someone gets a tattoo, it typically holds some meaning to the person.  However, if you are one of those people who got a tattoo on a whim in your teenage years and are now regretting that decision.  Kelli Hanson found a new tattoo removal technology from Contour Clinic in Edina called PicoSure that patients are saying is pain-free. 

Be Well with TCL: Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating  

Miles Ray from Roseville lost nearly 90 pounds in eight months on the Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating plan.  Plus, he enjoyed a beer routinely.  He says it has forever changed the way he looks and feels.  His meal plan was easy, if it was in the box he could eat it.  If it wasn’t in the box he couldn’t eat it.  Part of the diet is drinking milk.  He never enjoyed drinking milk, so he replaced the milk calories with beer calories and it’s all worked out with him. 

Be Well with TCL: Sleep Apnea  

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people.  If you snore loud or wake up tired, it’s likely that you might be affected too.  Midwest Ear Nose and Throat Specialists show us a new implantable device that can help you breathe a little easier.  

Paint Products & Tricks   Back To Top

Painting your walls can be a tedious job that you don’t really look forward to.  Mike Frattallone of Frattallone’s Ace Hardware has some products and tricks to make the job easier and more enjoyable.    

Be Well with TCL: Solcana CrossFit   Back To Top

Owning Solcana CrossFit gym in Minneapolis is a dream come true for owner, Hannah Wydeven.  She is sharing the dream with teenagers from Merc Alternative High School. 

Phobias at the Dentist   Back To Top

Fear of the dentist, or dentophobia, is a very real thing.  Something as simple as the smell of baked cookies can help calm this fear.  Dr. Shamblott from Shamblott Family Dentistry explains some of the fears he deals with and what can be done to calm those fears.  

Baby Baby Baby Week: Blooma   Back To Top

We are celebrating Elizabeth’s pregnancy with some of the best baby products, boutiques, and services in town and bringing a deal to you!  We are taking you to Blooma Yoga where they have supported thousands of women on their path to motherhood. 

Be Well with TCL: Ask the Fitness Expert   Back To Top

Whether you are just starting a fitness routine or have been on one for a while, staying on the right track can be hard.  Nancy Stoneberg, owner of Stone Fitness, is here to help keep you on track with some answers and advice.    

Children’s Coughs   Back To Top

When a child gets a cough, the sound of it can be very troubling for their parents.  Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics explains when parents should just ride it out – and when the cough may be more serious than just from a cold. 

Fat Grafting   Back To Top

For many women who have battled and beat breast cancer, they are left with daily reminders of the disease they once carried.  Often times, the surgeries they undergo in their battle will leave scars.  Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center in Wayzata can help erase some of these reminders. 

Be Well with TCL: PT for Headaches   Back To Top

Dealing with a headache is a common occurrence for many adults.  Some adults, like our host Steve Patterson, deal with a headache every day.  Producer and Reporter, Kelli Hanson, checked out OSI Physical Therapy – who claim to be able to take away headache tension.

Be Well with TCL: Prostate Cancer Detection   Back To Top

Sometimes it takes a little pressure from the ladies to get your guy to go to the doctor.  John Regan, from Woodbury, says his life was saved thanks to a new technology only available at Metro Urology.  Reporter Kelli Hanson shows us why getting your guy in is so important.

Healthier Happy Hour   Back To Top

When you have been working out or had some progress with the diet you’ve been working on, you might think about skipping that party or happy hour.  It might just be easier to skip the temptation, right?  Believe it or not, you don’t have to.  Workout expert Nancy Stoneberg shows Emily some healthier options when going out.

80s Workout   Back To Top

Whether you were working out to Buns of Steel or Sweatin’ to the Oldies with Richard Simmons, you probably had your go-to workout video in the 80’s.  Fitness Expert, Nancy Stoneberg, shows us how those exercises can still help you trim down today.

Em’s Adventures: Kangoo Jumping   Back To Top

There is this “thing” called Kangoo Jumping, and when Emily heard about it she just had to check it out.  It’s a shoe that literally helps you bounce and gives you a great workout while doing it.  The pro, Kitty Kangoo, shows Emily what it’s all about and how to do it.

Be Well with TCL: Lasik   Back To Top

TCL reporter, Kelli Hanson, introduces us to Tom Stolee – the chief of police from Belle Plain.  He is the lucky winner of free Lasik from Joffe Medi-Center.  Tom says this procedure is a life changer for him.

Healing Through Massage   Back To Top

For many, getting a massage is a treat.  For Terri Kashani from Bloomington, who suffers from severe arthritis, it’s also healing.

Be Well with TCL: Salt   Back To Top

Salt is a necessary component to your diet.  It is recommended that the average adult consume less than six grams of salt per day.  That’s only one teaspoon full.  Most American’s eat twice that amount each day and that could result in problems with your heart.

Be Well with TCL: Face2Face Skin Care   Back To Top

Ten years ago, Cynthia Kretschmar made a career change and became an esthetician.  Two years ago, her dreams became reality when she opened up Face2Face Skin Care & Makeup Studio in Roseville.  Now at the age of 60, she helps people clear up problem skin and she does it without injectibles. 

Retinoids   Back To Top

Dermatologist Jaime Davis, from Uptown Dermatology, says there is a heavy lifter in the skin care world.  Retinoids have been called multi-taskers, not only smoothing out fine lines but are said to boost our skin’s cell function as well.   

Back to School Healthy Meals   Back To Top

Going back to school usually means things get a bit more hectic.  Dr. Lori Bethke from Entira Family Clinics says don’t cut back on the meal preparation during this time.  It’s important the kids are eating right during school and before practice. 

Post State Fair Workout   Back To Top

If you feel guilty about over-indulging at the State Fair or your holiday weekend meant a few extra calories, TCL's resident fitness expert, Nancy Stoneberg, has a workout routine to help shed some extra pounds.

Organic Foods Worth Buying   Back To Top

Are buying organic fruits and vegetables worth the extra cost? Registered dietitian and blogger Cassie Bjork stopped by to share the organic grocery items you should pass on and the ones worth buying.

Be Well with TCL: Coolsculpting   Back To Top

At Contour Clinic there is a treatment that people are seeking out that literally freezes fat off.  It’s called Coolsculpting and people are finding the results to be pretty incredible.  Reporter Kelli Hanson got a first hand look at the procedure.   

Healthcare Checklist   Back To Top

Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics says it isn’t only your child’s physical that you need to think about when sending your kids back to school.  There are other health issues that should be on your check list.

Effects of Pregnancy on Teeth   Back To Top

Not too long ago, Elizabeth announced her pregnancy.  Since then, she has experienced a lot of changes that come along with her condition – and it’s not all fun.  The swelling and nausea might have been expected but pregnancy can have an effect on things you might not expect.

Be Well with TCL: Technology and Skin Care   Back To Top

Did you know that there is an app to help the condition of your skin?  Did you also know that the persistent rash that won’t go away could be caused by your iPad?  It’s true!  Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology explains how technology can help your skin and hurt it.

Unusual Ab Workout   Back To Top

Planks and crunches are the usual go-to workout for great abs.  Nancy Stoneberg of Stone Fitness shows us some unique ways to get killer abs that you probably never would have thought of. 

Be Well with TCL: Trumi Workout   Back To Top

According to research, you are 80% more likely to stick to a regular exercise routine if you work out in a group.  When it comes to losing weight, 75% is what you are eating.  Trumi is a group workout that focuses and nutrition.  Producer Kelli Hanson checked out the program.

Be Well with TCL: Voluma Injections & Lip Augmentation   Back To Top

TCL Producer, Kelli Hanson heads to Contour Clinic to get a look at the services they offer that they say promise to give you back a more youthful appearance with Voluma Injections.

Pregnancy Preparation   Back To Top

Women have a lot of questions for their doctor when they become pregnant.  Getting everything covered in your 30 minute appointment might be tight.  Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics wants to make sure you are asking the right question at your prenatal check up.  

Forehead Lift   Back To Top

Connie Wendt from Maple Grove decided that with turning 50, she needed a little freshening up.  When she looked at herself in the mirror, she saw wrinkles on her forehead caused by raising her eyebrows.  She tried botox to smooth them out without much success.

Be Well with TCL: Aesthetics Parties   Back To Top

Rather than a night out with the girls having for dinner and cocktails, how about getting the girls together for a little pampering instead?  A mobile aesthetics party brings the party to you and offers an opportunity for the girls to get a little botox or even a really great facial.  

Sunscreen Spray for Kids   Back To Top

The Food and Drug Administration announced last month that spraying sunscreen on your kids is not recommended.  The fear is that as you are spraying it on the kids, they will breath in some of the ingredients.  Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology advises on what kind of sunscreens are best for kids.

Homemade Citronella Candles   Back To Top

If you enjoy sitting out on your deck these warm summer evenings but the bugs and mosquitos are preventing it, light a candle!  The creator of The Happy Healthy Truth, Jina Schaefer, says making your own candles can keep the mosquitos from biting and the bugs from bugging you!

Be Well with TCL: Rejuvenate Skin and Laser Clinic   Back To Top

In this week's Be Well with TCL, Producer Kelli Hanson heads to Rejuvenate Skin and Laser Clinic in Hudson where their membership programs can help you look young and could help you save money. 

Healthy Meals on a Budget   Back To Top

According to a Harvard Study, it can cost about $500 more a year for a person to include fruits, vegetables, fish, and nuts to their diet.  Registered Dietitian and Blogger, Cassie Bjork, has some meal suggestions that cost less than $2.00 per serving; making it more affordable to eat healthy!

Fitness Apps   Back To Top

Picking up your phone probably isn’t the first thing you do when you’re thinking of working out.  Twin Cities Live Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg says that's all you have to do to begin a new fitness program.  Nancy shares her favorite apps to tryout to break a sweat.

Mojo Kickball   Back To Top

Maybe you're looking to mix-up your work out routine or perhaps you're not all that athletic but are looking to stay social and get active! We've found the perfect game for both types. Mojo Kickball is a multi-ball kickball with a little bit of everything! With elements of dodge ball, tag and even hot-potato mixed in. 

Be Well with TCL: Broken Heart Syndrome   Back To Top

One of our TCL producers, Kelli Hanson, headed to the Metropolitan Heart and Vascular Institute to learn a little bit about Broken Heart Syndrome. Surprisingly enough, it's not something you get from a bad break up but rather a serious health issue for women.   

Be Well with TCL: Stillwater Skin   Back To Top

TCL Producer Kelli Hanson stops by Stillwater Skin to meet with owner Amy Haugen who started a line of skin care products using cranberry seed oil as a main ingredient. Patients say that it helps clear acne and leads to healthier looking skin.    

Be Well with TCL: Pre-Wedding Workout   Back To Top

In today's Be Well with TCL, fitness instructor Nancy Stoneberg shares her suggestions for a fit back and shoulders to show off in those revealing summer wedding gowns. 

Summer Hydration   Back To Top

Entira Family Clinics, Dr. Terri Wollan, is here with a lesson on hydration – especially for summertime.

Summer Skin & Hair Care   Back To Top

It’s certainly a summer activity that is hard to avoid for many.  We’re talking about hopping in the pool on a hot day!  The chlorine and chemicals from the pool can cause a lot of damage to your skin and hair.  Dr. Davis from Uptown Dermatology is here to the rescue with help on preventing dry skin, green hair, and the right sunscreen.

Men & Botox   Back To Top

Women aren’t the only customers receiving botox.  Botox for men is on the rise and even has his own name – “brotox.”  Jim Lamoureaux, from Eau Claire, Wisonsin, isn’t afraid to admit he’s ready to look a few years younger by using botox to smooth out some of the wrinkles.

Facelifts & Fat Grafting   Back To Top

Getting a facelift can be a scary thing.  We’ve all seen the bad jobs even celebrities have ended up with at times.  Dr. Bashioum from Bashioum Cosmetic Surgery Center says a facelift doesn’t have to change the way you look but rather, it could make people ask you how your skin looks so good.