Health & Fitness

Be Well W/TCL: Erasing Sun Spots  

If you had freckles as a kid, they may not be as cute anymore as an adult. That’s’ because we adults call them sun spots or even better, age spots. Thanks to a treatment called Broadband Light Photo Rejuvenation, those age spots could disappear in 2 weeks. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson introduces us to Bonnie Bina from Minnetonka. She didn’t think her sun spots were that dark, until she had her first BBL Treatment at Carillon Clinic in Golden Valley. We were there when she saw her before and after pictures for the first time.

Five Minute Workout Challenge  

"Squat challenge" and "push-up challenges" are all over social media these days. They are short time commitments and can feel easy to do. But our fitness expert, Ali Holman from, shares her version of those challenges. And this one takes five minutes.

Ask The Derm: How Do You Get Rid of Cellulite?  

There's one thing nearly every woman, and a lot of men, have in common it's called cellulite. A lot of people think working out and eating right will get rid of it, but can it? TCL reporter Kelli Hanson went in search of the answer. She asked the Dermatologist at Zel Skin & Laser Specialists and says what she found could be the one thing that will smooth out those lumps and bumps.

Which Diet Program is Right for You?  

According to ABC News, the weight loss industry in the United States brings in $20 billion a year. Every diet fad claims they can help you lose the weight and keep it off for good. But are they right for you? TCL fitness expert Nancy Stoneberg weighs in.

Em’s Adventures: Aerial Fitness  

There’s a new craze that is catching on with folks looking for a new workout routine. It’s called Aerial Fitness. The classes use a silk hammocks that hang from the ceiling. They serve as your “equipment”. They are not just for acrobats and you don’t need any experience to do it. The Aviary in Minneapolis has students that range in age from 9 to 72. They offer a variety of options, including Fly Fit Classes and Air Yoga classes. They even do special events for mother/daughter outings and date nights. It’s a low impact workout that you will feel and no matter your skill level, the instructors walk you through every move and help you when it’s needed. We wanted to see what it was like for a newbie, so we sent Emily to give it a try.

Yoga & Pilates Classes Online  

If you can’t get to a Yoga class or maybe you don’t like large group classes, the founder of is here to help you reset your workout and what you think of exercise in 2016.  Her new website brings the yoga class into your own home.

Be Well with TCL: Treating Psoriasis  

If your hands have been taking a beating in this dry cold winter air, imagine that feeling being there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That’s how 7.5 million people live every day because they’re living with psoriasis. A lot of people may think it’s just a skin condition, but it starts underneath the skin and is a chronic disease of the immune system. This this Be Well with TCL, Kelli takes us to Tareen Dermatology in Roseville where they’re using lights and lasers to help heal your skin.

HCG Weight Loss   Back To Top

When it comes to weight loss don’t you wish there was a magic pill? Owner of Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa, Dr. Lisa, says she may have found the next best thing, a program called HCG Weight Loss. 

"Resolution Rut" Workout and Foods   Back To Top

Many people resolve to get in shape in January. Our fitness expert Ali Holman from  says only last 8 days before they give up. She stops by with a quick exercise routine to get you back on track and foods to eat post-workout too.

Preventing Dry Winter Skin   Back To Top

Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology and SkinSpa in Minneapolis shares her take on new drugstore products to keep your skin moisturized, including in-shower treatments and lotions that are sprayed on skin.

Concussion Testing   Back To Top

Concussion. It’s becoming the buzzword in sports circles over the last few years. And it’s not all talk. Things have changed. The NFL along has made 40 rule changes and that has decreased concussions by 34% since the 2012 football season.

Acupuncture 101   Back To Top

Making a New Year's resolution is easy, but sticking to it can be tough. Owner of Healing InSight, Senia Mae, says there is a way you can actually follow through with your goals… it's acupuncture. 

Reduce Your Stress   Back To Top

Millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions and nearly half of those people try to commit to losing weight. Dr. Lori Bethke from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to tell us why keeping your mind health is just as important as keeping your body healthy. 

Be Well: Health Changes in 2016   Back To Top

If last year’s resolution didn’t work, don’t blame yourself, blame the resolution! Statistically, most of us will fall off the resolution wagon before the end of January. But TCL regular and Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg says being specific and realistic when seeing that new goal will ensure you don’t give up!

Lose the Love Handles   Back To Top

Many people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, but it can be tough to get started. Our fitness expert Ali Holman is focusing on one particular area: those dreaded love handles. She showed four easy and effective moves to help get rid of those handles, and shared a recipe for a homemade trail mix that’s healthy and perfect for snacking on throughout the day.  

Breastfeeding Information   Back To Top

There are a lot of questions that come up when you are having a baby.  Where should we deliver?  What is that going to be like?  What should we name him or her?  But the one topic that they might be forgetting to focus on is breastfeeding. 

Dark Spots Removal   Back To Top

Now that we’re not all basking in the glorious summer sun, you may have started to notice a few dark sun sports on your face. Preventing them begins with sunscreen, but in our Ask the Dermatologist series, Kelli Hanson takes us to Zel Skin and Laser Clinic in Edina where they’re actually studying how to get rid of the them.

Working Out with the Kids   Back To Top

Keeping the kids active in the winter can be tough, especially if the weather isn’t cooperating. Ali Holman, owner of and author of the new book #StrongGirl stops by to share a few of her favorite moves for the kids and treats too.

Be Well with TCL: Your Body & Menopause   Back To Top

Menopause is something that every woman has gone or will go through. What happens to your body when it goes through Menopause? Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa stops by to explain more and show us what we can do to help ease the symptoms.

Myth Busters & Health Tips   Back To Top

If you ever though there’s no harm in double dipping that chip or you’re a firm believer of the 5-second rule, we have some bad news! That bad news is called bacteria. Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics stopped by with a few myth busters and health tips heading into the Holiday season.

Use Your Towel to Exercise   Back To Top

The holidays are a wonderful time of the year to celebrate with family and friends. But those celebrations often mean food, drinks, and a whole lot of extra calories. But would you believe a towel could help you burn those calories away?

Be Well With TCL: Winter Skin   Back To Top

It’s that time of year where we all want to tackle dry winter skin and Kelli checked out a facial that will keep your skin super hydrated this season. She’s at Rejuvenate Skin & Laser Clinic where she also found a treatment that gets ride of fine lines and wrinkles, but acts faster and lasts longer then Botox!

Freeze Away Your Double Chin   Back To Top

A lot of pictures are taken this time of year, family pictures around the holidays, family dinners, Christmas morning…and you can bet a lot of people a of people won’t like what they see. That’s because a little extra fat under the chin can make people feel insecure. But what’s new in CoolSculpting is changing the way an Eagan woman looks at herself in pictures. That’s because she’s now freezing away her under chin fat. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson show us how it works.

Cold Weather Workout   Back To Top

The dropping temps don't have to keep you from working out - you just need the right gear! Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper shares a few of her finds.

Be Well with TCL: Skin Cancer Check   Back To Top

It’s the time of year when you aren’t exposing as much of your skin.  You still need to pay attention to the health of your skin and check out those sun spots and moles that could lead to skin cancer.  That is the lesson that Darin Hill found out when he paid a visit to Carillon Clinic.

VelaShape   Back To Top

Sometimes eating right and working out isn’t enough to get rid of those stubborn spots. There’s a treatment called VelaShape that is helping women and men get rid of those problem spots. It’s an FDA approved non-surgical treatment that can start showing results within three short sessions. It uses light and bi-polar radio frequency energy to trigger fat cells to shrink. It also is designed to help skin look smoother. There’s no down time and it feels like a warm massage. Emily talks to someone who has had it done to find out what has worked for her.

Exercise to Stand Tall   Back To Top

Gravity does a number on our bodies, pulling and compressing on joints. In fact, gravity is a factor in making us shorter as we age. TCL Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg stopped by with exercises to help us all keep tall.

Be Well with TCL: Boosting Immune Systems   Back To Top

Whenever your child is in a group with other children, there is one thing you can be pretty sure of.  If one kid gets sick you know there are going to more from the group getting sick too.

Cancer and Sex   Back To Top

According to, about 50% of breast cancer survivors report they experience long-term sexual problems. Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa stops by to explain more and recommends how a new technology can help.

YMCA: Oula   Back To Top

Working out can help you de-stress and stay calm during the holiday season.  Kelli takes us to the hottest new dance craze to hit the country – and it’s first stop in Minnesota is the YMCA

Group Cycle   Back To Top

It’s important during the stressful times of the holidays to remember to take care of yourself.  The folks at the YMCA is helping to do that with some of the classes they offer.  Kelli hops on a bike and checks out Group Cycle.

Pilates Reformer   Back To Top

We are heading into the time of year when there is always going to be extra food around.  With the extra food, guests, and activities of the holidays comes added pounds and added stress.  Our friends at the YMCA can help with a form of an exercise that has been around since the 1920’s.

Flu Season is Here   Back To Top

Unfortunately, another flu season has arrived. Someone with the virus can spread it to others within a six-foot radius. Dr. Lori Bethke with Entira Family Clinics stopped by with flu symptoms to watch out for along with ways to keep the flu bug away.

Bright Smiles Back To Top

Everywhere you look in the toothpaste aisle you’ll see products promising to give you a nice white smile.  From whitening strips to pastes the options are endless.  But do they work?  Dr. Scott Shamblott from Shamblott Family Dentistry has the answers.

Be Well with TCL: Plantar Fasciitis   Back To Top

Nearly two million people suffer from foot pain – or plantar fasciitis.  Fitness expert, Nancy Stoneberg, gives us the tools to treat the condition at home. 

Candy Bar Workout   Back To Top

Ali Holman from Core Camper shares exercises to work off that Halloween candy.

Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating Program   Back To Top

Barb Olson was unhappy with her lifestyle and feeling overweight so she decided to change it with the help of Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating. Two years later she talks to TCL about her positive changes and is proud of herself for loosing weight without needing surgery.

Chiropractic Care Affects Development   Back To Top

If you notice that your little one isn’t developing as fast as or keeping up with their peers, you might want to consider chiropractic adjustments for them.  Kelli Hanson introduces us to the Strof family who says routine chiropractic adjustments changed the life of their 5-year old twins.

Brevena Skin Care Company   Back To Top

Over twenty years ago, Barbara Klein created healing skin care products specifically to heal and soothe the skin of burn survivors.  When she saw how the key ingredient of Macro B Complex could improve the texture and tone of extremely damaged skin of burn victims, Barbara began to imagine what it could do for everyone.  That is when Brevena was born. 

Be Well with TCL: Carillon Clinic   Back To Top

Alicia Vitalis from Rogers and Marci Holley from Excelsior both swear by Carillon Clinic for their clear skin and have been going there for years.  They say it has changed their life forever. 

Embarrassing Women Issues   Back To Top

Going to the OB-GYN can be intimidating and embarrassing.  There are some topics, especially beyond the child birthing years, that you probably just avoid.  Dr. Lisa Ohman Erhard knows how tough it can be.  That’s why she started Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa

Memory Training   Back To Top

In April of 2014, former NFL star Ben Utecht was filling in as co-host on Twin Cities Live.  It was on that show that he was introduced to the LearningRx Program.  Because Ben has suffered several concussions, how he retains and recalls memories has been affected.  He decided to give LearningRx a try and Twin Cities Live followed his journey.

Jeans Workout   Back To Top

Jeans season is here, which means your "bum" may be an area you notice needs lifting, toning and tightening!

Be Well with TCL: Peanut Allergies   Back To Top

One of the top allergies that people react to is peanuts.  Every 3 minutes a food allergy reaction sends someone to the hospital and the reaction can include stopping breathing.  It’s something parents should think about with kids back in school.

Skin Care Technology   Back To Top

When you look at yourself in photos, do you notice the fine lines and wrinkles on your face?  Zel Skin and Laser Specialists shows us their advanced skin care technology they offer that gives you picture perfect skin.

Be Well with TCL: Invisible Ink   Back To Top

Do you have a tattoo that maybe you wish you never got?  If so, you are not alone.  Now you can erase tattoos virtually pain free.  Invisible Ink uses PicoWay, a new laser treatment, to erase tattoos from a person's skin and memory.

Dental Phobia   Back To Top

If you break out into a sweat just thinking about going to the dentist and your heart starts racing the closer you get, you are not alone!  The American Dental Association reports that 92 million American’s are afraid to get dental work.

Kids & Sleep   Back To Top

According to The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, newborns need between 16 and 18 hours of sleep a day, preschool aged children should have between 11 and 12 hours, school aged kids at least 10 hours, teens between 9-10 hours and adults need 7-8 hours of sleep a day.

Kids Sports & Chiropractic Care   Back To Top

It’s a busy time of year with the kids back in school and fall sports starting up.  With sports could come injuries.  Kelli Hanson meets an Andover family who try to prevent sports injuries to their children with routine chiropractic care.

Couch Workout   Back To Top

Are you ready for some Football?  It's about that time, and you might be planning to spend many hours on the couch!  Twin Cities Live Fitness Expert Ali Holman from says, use that couch time for productive workout time.  She shows us her "Couch Workout" that requires you, your couch and 10 Minutes! Anyone can fit in this quick, time-saving full body workout!