Health & Fitness

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating: “Project Real” Reveal  

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.

Best Ways to Stay Hydrated  

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.

Yoga Under the Sea  

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.

Former Viking Ben Leber’s Healthy Routine  

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.

Acupuncture to Boost Immune System  

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.

Good, Better, Best: For Your Teeth  

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?

I Love Lasik Winner: Tara  

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.

Reshape Your Resolution   Back To Top

There are several weight loss resolutions that we’ve all heard, or said ourselves.

Farrell’s 10-Week Challenge – Day 1   Back To Top

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.

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.

Bar Stool Workout   Back To Top

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!

Farrell's 10-Week Challenge   Back To Top

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.

12 Days of Workouts   Back To Top

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!

Acupuncture for Heartburn   Back To Top

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.

"Best Butt" Workout   Back To Top

Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com shares her workouts for the best butt - which can help with posture and knee problems too!

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.

Sleep Apnea   Back To Top

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.

Best Workout When You’re Feeling Lazy   Back To Top

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!

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.

How to De-Stress over the Holidays   Back To Top

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.

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.

Bodywork   Back To Top

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.

Invisalign for Teens   Back To Top

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.

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.  

Kettlebell Workout and Healthy Snacks for the Kids   Back To Top

We journey back 400 years to find a Russian weight for dry goods that makes a great piece of workout equipment - the kettlebell! Ali Holman from Core Camper shared a few moves and her ideas for healthy snacks the kids will love!

Diabetes Misconceptions   Back To Top

We learn something new every single day on this show and when it comes to our health, we are blown away. Here's proof - more than 29 million Americans have diabetes; 1 in 4 don't even know.

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. 

Postpartum Depression Myths   Back To Top

Having a baby can trigger all sorts of feelings. A lot of people describe it as feeling like your heart is walking around outside of your body, because you have love you've never felt before. There's joy and then there's something a lot people don't expect to feel -- depression. And that is different than the occasional crying spell. Dr. Lori Bethke from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to help us debunk the myths behind Postpartum Depressions. 

Enamel Destroying Drinks   Back To Top

You know that your dentist recommends you brush your teeth twice a day, every day right? Dr. Scott Shamblott of Shamblott Family Dentistry says if you drink a soda or a sports drink don't go running to the sink with toothbrush in hand.
Don't brush your teeth? He says instead swish your mouth out with water and wait an hour to brush. Dr. Shamblott did an at-home test to see which acidic drinks wreaked havoc on our teeth and the results were incredible.

Comfort Food Workout and Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes   Back To Top

Comfort food doesn't have to fill you up with calories. Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com shares some of her favorite healthy slow cooker recipes and a "comfort food workout" if you've indulged a bit too much already.

Cosmetic Acupuncture   Back To Top

You know what acupuncture looks like and typically think of it as needles in the arms, legs, even feet. But an acupuncturist in Saint Paul is bringing a west coast trends all the way to the Midwest. It’s called Cosmetic Acupuncture and involves needles all over your face. In this Bell Well with TCL, Kelli heads to Healing InSight in Saint Paul where a Hasting’s woman says she gained confidence she’s been lacking.

Getting a Great Beach Workout   Back To Top

The beach can be fun but it's also a place to get a great workout. And all you need is some sand and a beach ball or two. TCL Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg shared her moves with all of us at Grand Casino Hinckley.

Psoriasis   Back To Top

Is your skin feeling a little extra dry these day? Have you stood in the lotion aisle at the drug store, blankly staring and thinking which one will give me some relief? The truth is, lotion may not do the trick. Instead a trip to the doctor may be in order.

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.

Thigh Thinning Stool Circuit   Back To Top

Stong, lean legs not only look great, but contribute to good posture, core strength and an overall strong body.  Twin Cities Live Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com shows us a Thigh-Thinning Stool Circuit to get long and lean legs.

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.

Feminine Restoration Treatments   Back To Top

It’s a topic that you don’t even dare bring up to your closest friends, but our straight talking OBGYN is here to discuss feminine restoration treatments.  Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa is here with real stories about how these treatments have helped them feel more confident about their appearance. 

Seattle Sutton’s Health Eating: Project REAL   Back To Top

A Brooklyn Park couple is doing something no one on the Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating Program has ever done. It’s not that they’re eating those meals for 6 months, but they’re documenting their journey. It’s called Project Real and we wanted to know how their doing. Angela and Steve Gritton stopped by our studio to show us how much weight they’ve lost and how they’re meals have changed!

LearningRX: Brain Training at Any Age   Back To Top

When you think about learning how to read, it's hard to remember that phase of your life. That's because it typically happens at the age of 5 or 6 and it's just ingrained in your brain right? But what if in your 70's, reading was still a struggle. Would you think to ask for help? As TCL’s Kelli Hanson shows us, a New Richmond man did and what he found has re-trained his brain. 

Chinese Herbal Medicine for your Health   Back To Top

TCL's Happy and Healthy Week is sharing ways to look and feel your best. If you’re feeling sluggish, or maybe you get a sinus infection every year, your wellness solution could be Chinese Herbs. Holistic Health Expert and Owner of Healing Insight in Saint Paul, Senia Mae, stopped by to explain what Chinese Herbs do and where you can find them. 

Habits of Fit People and "Alarm Clock" Workout   Back To Top

Changing your habits by getting up earlier and eating smarter can make a big difference in your health and fitness. Fitness expert Ali Holman from Core Camper shares her recommendations and an "alarm clock workout" too.

Ask the Dermatologist: Acne   Back To Top

As a teen, getting a breakout was the end of the world! But as an adults, it’s not great either. Adult acne is hard to cover up, it hurts and it likes to stick around. 
 
A dermatologist in Roseville says she’s seeing more and more adults into their 50’s with hormone induced acne and she says she has a solution. It’s why in Be Well with TCL, we sent Kelli to Ask the Dermatologist how to finally have clear, smooth skin. 
 
For more information about Tareen Dermatology, click here. And for specific information about acne, click here.
 
 

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. 

Battling Childhood Obesity   Back To Top

Sugar has dominating the health headlines. That's because a new article says the sugar industry paid Harvard Scientists to blame heart disease on fat -- and downplay the role of sugar. But it's no secret that sugar is a huge factor when it comes to childhood obesity. And Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics says helping your kids stay at a healthy weight starts at home. 

Do We Really Need to Floss?   Back To Top

If you don’t mind seeing the dentist every 6-months for a cleaning, but cringe when they ask “Are you flossing?”, they can tell if you’re stretching the truth. 
 
 

Workout with the Torpedo   Back To Top

It’s something you’ve never heard of, or even seen, but soon you’ll be able to get your hands on one thanks to a group of fit friends in the Twin Cities. It’s a barbell, a kettlebell and a dumbbell all in one. And it’s call the Torpedo. Business partners who own several fitness studios came up with the idea and launched it on the fundraising website, www.kickstarter.com. Their campaign just wrapped up and Molly Hanten from Alchemy365 stopped by to show us how this tool could reinvent your workout.

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.

Acupuncture for Anxiety   Back To Top

In Chinese medicine, Fall is the time when our energy moves forward. That might explain why people feel heightened anxiety this time of year. But transitions to school and seasons can also create stress. If that anxiety is getting pretty bad, it might be time to think holistically. Holistic Health expert and owner of Healing Insight Senia Mae stopped by demonstrate how acupuncture can help calm the mind and body.

Intimacy After Cancer   Back To Top

As if a cancer diagnosis wasn't stressful enough, the impact it can have on your relationship is pretty tough to swallow. According the Journal Cancer, “A woman is six-times more likely to be separated or divorced soon after a cancer diagnosis than if a man were the patient.” One reason - a lack of confidence and performance in the bedroom.

Workout In Your Socks   Back To Top

Slipping and sliding in your socks can be a great workout! Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com shows off her "sock workout" and models some cute gym hairstyles too.