Health & Fitness

Mommy Workout  

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.

Stairs 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.  

Heart Health  

According to the American Heart Association someone in this country dies from heart and blood vessel related diseases every 34 seconds.

Work Out with James Denton  

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.

Winter Workout Routine  

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.

Mandy’s Farrell’s Fitness Challenge: Week 5  

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!     

Take Back the Bedroom!  

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. 

Trying to Get Healthy? 5 Mistakes You May Be Making   Back To Top

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

Be Well with TCL: Truth Behind Health Headlines   Back To Top

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.

Mandy’s Farrell’s Fitness Challenge: Week 3   Back To Top

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.

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.

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

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.