It’s almost short’s season and maybe you’ve already worn them this spring. But, maybe you're not a short’s person because you've got varicose veins and don't like the way your legs look. They can look bad and feel even worse. But doctors at Minneapolis Vein Center say treating them and getting rid of them forever is now easier than ever.
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.
When we eat foods that contain a lot of sugar, a massive amount of dopamine is released in the brain and that my friends, makes us feel good and makes us want more of the sweet stuff. Sugar can not only increase your waistline, it can wreck you teeth. Dr. Scott Shamblott stopped to help us play a game we call, “how much sugar is in that?”!
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.
Mandy worked out with some TCL’ers at the Farrell's in Brooklyn Park. That location is in the running to win $5000 for their favorite charity. In honor of Farrell's 15th Anniversary, the owner created a bracket style charity challenge
and it's down to Brooklyn Park and Altoona, Iowa.
TCL Producer and fitness coach, Brittany Larson explains how you can start following through on your goals!
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.
recently released her first cookbook called, “The Dude Diet.” She was inspired to help dudes flatten their beer bellies. On Twin Cities Live she made Sesame Orange Chicken.
TCL Fitness Expert, Nancy Stoneberg
, stops by to answer your questions about exercising, including her recommendation for moves to help alleviate lower back pain.
This month is colorectal cancer awareness month. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths but it's highly preventable. Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics
talks about how you can keep your colon in tip top shape.
For the last few months we've been following one of our own on an intense fitness journey. TCL’s Executive Producer, Mandy Tadych, committed to eating clean and working out six days a week at Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. She wanted to lose a few pounds and get her body back after having two babies in a few years. Mandy was able to drop 12.4 pounds and 13 inches in just 10 weeks! Mandy also gained strength and endurance and plans to continue at Farrell’s to achieve her health and fitness goals. Mandy is happy to answer your questions about Farrell’s, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you've been in a relationship for a while, you know that things often just aren't the same as when you met and fell in love.
Life happens! You probably bought a home -- welcomed some kids -- and both of you might have put on a few pounds.
It can be hard to bring that up over dinner but as TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson found out, it's something both women and men are tackling at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa
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.
TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson has been successful on the Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating Program. It’s helped her put portion sizes into perspective. For many people the program is about taking back their health and their success stories are incredible. Stephanie Keegan from Seattle Sutton’s stopped by to tell us why the program works, no matter the reason for wanting to drop weight.
Eight weeks ago, TCL Executive Producer, Mandy Tadych committed to the Farrell’s 10-week Challenge. She's been eating clean and working out six days a week. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson stopped into the Farrell’s in Forest Lake to check out the kickboxing and strength-training classes that Mandy has been participating in. Mandy is excited to continue this journey and can’t wait to share the final results with all of you after March 18th!
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?
This is an effective 5 minute, total body workout for the pregnant mom, new mom, and busy mom. This workout combines bodyweight strength training exercises with low impact cardio, Lindsey Bomgren from Nourish Move Love
shows you the perfect at-home mommy workout.
It’s a workout requiring no special equipment, no exercise bands, and no gym membership. All you need is a flight of stairs! TCL Fitness Expert, Nancy Stoneberg, joins TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson outside KSTP with five moves to tone up your legs.
According to the American Heart Association someone in this country dies from heart and blood vessel related diseases every 34 seconds.
Actor James Denton calls Chanhassen his home. Steve headed over to Bring It! Studios
, the gym James and his wife own. James took Steve through one of his workout routines.
No matter the weather, now is always a time to get moving! Owner of The Warehouse
in Rosemount, Nickie Carrigan has great tips of how you can do a workout from home.
Five weeks ago, TCL Executive Producer, Mandy Tadych committed to the Farrell’s 10-week Challenge. She's been eating clean and working out six days a week ever since. After 5 weeks, she’s lost a few pounds but most importantly has dropped her body fat by 3 percent and lost 8.5 inches. She’s also significantly increased the amount of push-ups and sit-ups she can do – proving she’s getting stronger every day! Farrell’s instructors say women usually see more weight loss and changes in the bodies during the second half of the 10-week session. Mandy is excited to continue this journey and can’t wait to share the final results with all of you after March 18th!
This week “50 Shades Darker” -- the sequel to “50 Shades of Grey will be out in theatres. And if it does what the first movie did, it will certainly get people talking -- particularly about their sex lives. Of course, the whole Fifty Shades thing isn't for everyone.
But Dr. Lisa from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa says everyone can and should enjoy their intimate relationship -- and it's okay to ask for a little help along the way. She stopped by to get the conversation started.
If someone were to ask you, “What do you think healthy is?” Would you respond with “Eating healthy and working out?”
If you think being healthy goes hand in hand with deprivation, the founder of YogaAndPilatesOnline.com says you’re not alone. She recently wrote an article for Huffington Post that details the mistakes many of us are making when trying to get healthy
The research from health studies frequently make news headlines, and sometimes, people come to conclusions without reading all the details. TCL producers showed three headlines to Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics
to straighten out sensationalized news reports.
TCL Executive Producer Mandy Tadych is 3 weeks into the Farrell’s 10-Week Fitness Challenge
. She checks in to share some of the things she is doing to stay on track. Farrell’s co-owner and head coach Krista Berbig joins her with some easy ways to “eat clean”. Including a super simple Mexican chicken. All you need is 1 can of diced tomatoes & green chilies, 1 packet of taco seasoning (look for one with no added sugar) and 3-4 frozen chicken breasts. Cook for no more than 6 hours in the crockpot and serve on whole grain tortillas, over brown rice or quinoa or over mixed greens.
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.
Seven months ago, the Gritton family from Brooklyn Park put their eating habits in the public eye. You may have seen their commercials as they vowed to eat only Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating.
It's common to have a water bottle close by during a workout. But are you drinking beforehand? TCL Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg
says it's a must. She stops by with suggestions on how much water you should consume pre, during and post workout along with options beyond tap water.
Sea Life Aquarium at Mall of America is a popular destination for families from all over the country. It gives you a close up view of all sorts of creatures under the sea from all parts of the world.
Ben Leber was a NFL linebacker for nearly 10 years, spending five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He says keeping a balanced and healthy life is important to him and it’s why he joined us as we wrapped up Twin Cities Live’s “Unleash Your Awesome” week. He showed us simple things we can do to make 2017 the best year yet.
When it’s cold and dry outside and you’re stuck inside the house, you go crazy right? And you get sick! Over the counter medications are an $8-billion dollar industry, but Senia Mae, owner of Healing Insight in St. Paul says Acupuncture can relive sinuses and boost your immune system. She stopped by the show for a live demonstration.
When you’re in the toothpaste aisle, staring at the many options in front of you, do you have a go-to brand or do you buy the cheapest?
If you’re constantly reaching for your glasses in the morning, only to knock them off the end table into an abyss under your bed, you’re not alone. Tara Halstead, a single mom of 3 from Blaine dealt with this every single day, until recently. She was chosen as our I Love Lasik Contest winner and received free All Laser Lasik from Joffe Medicenter. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside the procedure room to witness the gift of sight.
There are several weight loss resolutions that we’ve all heard, or said ourselves.
TCL Executive Producer Mandy Tadych will be taking you along as she participates in the Farrell’s 10-Week Fitness Challenge. She’s a busy working mom of two young kids and is ready to make some life changes to improve her health. Farrell’s 10-Week Challenge is based on 45 minute classes, 6 days a week. It’s a combination of fitness kickboxing, strength training and nutrition coaching. Farrell’s gives away $1,000 every session at every location to the person with the biggest transformation. They hold four 10-Week Challenges per year and spots are limited for each class time. You can still sign up to join Mandy for this session! Click here to find the nearest Farrell’s location to you.
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.
Ali Holman from Core Camper
shows us how to take that bar stool from your breakfast nook and put it to work with a fun and lively workout!
TCL Executive Producer Mandy Tadych will be taking you along as she participates in the Farrell’s 10-Week Fitness Challenge. She’s a busy working mom of two young kids and is ready to make some life changes to improve her health. Farrell’s 10-Week Challenge is based on 45 minute classes, 6 days a week. It’s a combination of fitness kickboxing, strength training and nutrition coaching.
TCL Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg is taking inspiration from a classic holiday song to create a workout routine that only takes five minutes a day. Plus, no equipment necessary!
When googling “heartburn and holidays”, nearly half a million links pop up. Many pointing to eating and drinking in moderation this time of year. But if you're one of the roughly 7-million people in the US that experience reflux symptoms all year long, there's relief beyond popping pills. There's acupuncture. Our holistic health expert and owner of Healing Insight
in Saint Paul, Senia Mae stopped by to show us how it works.
Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com
shares her workouts for the best butt - which can help with posture and knee problems too!
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.
What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by breathing patterns during sleep that decreases oxygen due to shallow breathing, pauses in breathing, or infrequent breathing. In the US, it is estimated that there are 22 million patients with moderate to severe symptoms and only 20% have been diagnosed. Undiagnosed sleep apnea has significant health implications. All of the following diseases are impacted by untreated sleep apnea: coronary artery disease, stroke, elevated blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, work related accidents, motor vehicle accidents, liver disease and diabetes.
There are a million excuses not to work out. Fitness Expert, Ali Holman, says she has heard them all too! Even if your excuse is because you are too lazy…she’s got a workout for you!
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.
The holidays can be stressful, especially for women. In fact, the American Psychological Association found that women end up handling more of the food and decorating challenges, so they can end up with more stress. Andrea Donsky from NaturallySavvy.com
brought in some ways for everyone to de-stress this holiday season.
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.
If you need a good gift idea, you can’t go wrong with a massage, not giving one, but gifting one. Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson has been raving about a massage she just received, one unlike she’s ever had. It’s Call Tui Na, a form of Chinese Therapy that she said made her relaxed and somehow energized all at the same time.
Many teens end up with braces to fix their teeth, but they don't have to have a mouth full of metal. An orthodontist tells us how Invisalign can work for teens too. And she busts a few myths about teens and their teeth too.