Health & Fitness

Allergy Fact vs. Fiction  

Dr. Archelle Georgiou helps us separate fact from fiction when it comes to seasonal allergies! 

Be Well: Park Bench Workout  

When you have little ones, finding the time to work out can be nearly impossible. But what if you could incorporate it in your everyday life at a place the kids want to go to anyway?  That place is the park and in this Be Well with Well, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson discovered all you need is a park bench. We found her in Golden Valley working out with Blogger and Fitness Instructor Lindsey Bomgren!

Setting The Record Straight on Sunscreen  

It's summertime and that's means many of us are slathering on the SPF. But there's a lot of information out that can be confusing when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV Rays. From Uptown Dermatology, Dr. Jamie Davis stopped by to set the record straight on sunscreens.

3 Steps to Master Your Workout  

If you aren’t a morning person until you’ve had your coffee, our Fitness Expert Nickie Carrigan says mastering three steps to your morning routine could help you wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed. It all starts with actually getting out of bed when your alarm clock goes off. Then it’s time to set your intentions, this could be through scripture or a devotional.  Nickie also does slow and dynamic stretches as soon as she wakes up and a series of squats, lunges and pushups.

Mom Approved Bug Repellents  

Here's a fun fact -- Female mosquitos are the biters. Male mosquitos don't even bother. And did you know that female mosquitoes can live for up to 100 days?  If you hate the smell of insect repellant or maybe you just don't want it all over your skin, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson has found a few products she says are worth a try and they're safe for kids.

Stand-Up Paddle Board Sculpt  

All week Twin Cities Live is taking us out on the water. This time we are working it out!  Twin Cities Live reporter found fitness in a lake where push-ups are not optional. All summer long you’ll find KB Sculpt on the water at Shady Oak Beach. They offer Sculpt and Yoga classes all on the paddle-board. Kelli takes us out on the water to check out the class!

First Aid on the Campground  

Dr. Archelle Georgiou does a round of “take this, not that” with camping first aid!

Be Well with TCL: Erasing Acne   Back To Top

When you have good skin, you carry yourself a little different. You're a little more confident, especially in front of groups of people.  Meet a woman who says her acne was so bad it kept her from wanting to even play outside with her son. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how light helped transform her skin.

Sun Safety Tips   Back To Top

Dr. Wollan from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to share ways you can avoid a sunburn all summer long.

Locating Your Body Organs   Back To Top

Dr. Archelle Georgiou quizzes Steve and Elizabeth on finding the right locations for organs in the human body. According to studies, only 55% of people can correctly find where the heart is!  

Pros of the Rope   Back To Top

Jump roping is something many of us learned at a very young age, but it doesn’t have to be something you do just as a kid. Pros of the Rope also works with adults. It’s a great way to stay in shape and to work on confidence. It also gets you to work with others. No matter the age, the goal is to get people jumping and moving in and out of two ropes. Pros of the Rope works with you to make it happen.

Be Well with TCL: ZeSa Fitness   Back To Top

The Vikings, Bears, Cowboys and Steelers have a lot in common -- they're all professional athletes, they are all very fit and the players all train on a piece of equipment you've probably never ever heard of.  But that's about to change. The ZeSa Activator was developed right here in the Twin Cities. It's equipment athletes are using but anyone can now train like the pros. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to ZeSa Fitness to tap into her balance and strength.

Elderberry Gummies for Cold, Flu and Sleep   Back To Top

Kate Doubler, the Real Food RN, stopped by the TCL studio to teach us the benefits of elderberries and quick yet nutritious recipe for healthy gummies.   

Chemo Cold Cap Therapy   Back To Top

A cancer diagnosis often means chemotherapy and that tends to always mean losing your hair. But what if you didn't have to.  Emily Sefton is Minneapolis Saint Paul Magazine's Weddings Issue Editor. She's been a frequent guest here on Twin Cities Live, sharing all she knows about saying I-Do. But recently Emily was diagnosed with breast cancer and even through weeks and weeks of chemotherapy, she didn't lose her hair.

Boost Your Metabolism   Back To Top

Spring is when allergies settle in and you might be feeling extra groggy. But if this is an every day occurrence where your head just feels extra heavy, it could have something to do with your metabolism. Senia Mae, the owner of Healing InSight in Saint Paul, stopped by to explain the three signs your metabolism is broken and what can be done to fix it. 

Contraception Misconceptions   Back To Top

There's a lot of misinformation about birth control. Whitney Worley from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to clear up the confusion.

Common Questions for a Dermatologist   Back To Top

When making small talk, one of the questions you might ask is, "what do you do for a living?"  If the answer is that you are a doctor, there is usually some kind of follow up question that begins with, "I have this problem..."  Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology answers some of the most common questions she is hit with.

Be Well with TCL: Bungee Fitness   Back To Top

If bungee jumping never peeked your interest, a new kind of workout just might. The Aviary in Minnetonka has a new kind of workout class where a bungee rope is tethered to a harness. That push and pull creates a workout unlike any other. We sent TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson to The Aviary to check it out.

What You Need to Know About Asthma   Back To Top

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans. More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more. Dr. Timothy Hernandez  from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to tell us more about it is and how to manage it.

Why Are My Teeth So Sensitive?   Back To Top

A nice cold drink can just hit the spot. But crunch on that piece of ice and you could feel a zinger in your tooth that’ll send you through the roof! Most people have experienced that sharp shooting pain, but Dr. Scott Shamblott from Shamblott Family Dentistry says a trip to the dentist and some over the counter products could make that pain all go away.

Embarrassing Medical Questions Answered   Back To Top

5 Eyewitness News Health Expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou joined us to answer embarrassing medical questions. 

Be Well: Oriental Massage and Essential Oils   Back To Top

Whether you're feeling a bit tense or maybe you pulled something this weekend cleaning up the yard, a really good massage could just hit the spot.  You could pay top dollar or you could learn how to do it yourself. In this Be Well with TCL, Senia Mae and Nicki Balian from Healing Insight in Saint Paul were in studio with 3 massage techniques that can have you feeling better fast.

Xelias Aerial Arts Performance at Mystic Lake   Back To Top

The team from Xelias Aerial Arts in Minneapolis was featured during our very first week of Twin Cities Live, so we had to bring them to our 10th birthday celebration! They teach classes from toddlers to adults! If you'd like to take classes at Xelias, click here!

Where the Trainer Grocery Shops   Back To Top

When you see a very fit person, you may think “I wonder where they work out?”, “Where did they get that cute workout top?” and of course “What do they eat?”.  Not only what do they eat, but where are they grocery shopping? 
In this Be Well with TCL, fitness expert Nancy Stoneberg stopped by to fill us in.

Total Body Workout with Resistance Loops   Back To Top

Fitness expert and owner of The Warehouse, Nickie Carrigan, stopped by with a few moves for a total body workout only using bands.

Colon Health and Colonoscopies with Entira Family Clinics   Back To Top

March is colorectal cancer awareness month – Michael Butler with Entira Family Clinics explains the steps you can take to keep your colon healthy. 

HCG Weight Loss: Tracy’s Results   Back To Top

For 6-weeks our cameras have followed Twin Cities Live Office Manager, Tracy Robb, around to document her progress on the HCG Weight Loss Diet at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa.  She had to restrict how many calories she consumed and follow every detail of the plan.  Tracy stopped by, along with Dr. Lisa from Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa to reveal her results.

Be Well with TCL: Metabolic Boost Back To Top

You work out, you think you're eating right, but you can't shake those extra pounds. Your anxiety is through the roof, you're not sleeping and you're craving sugar. If this sounds like you, your metabolism may need a boost. In this Be Well with TCL, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing InSight, where a new program aimed at changing the way your metabolism works has changed a Saint Paul woman's life one pound at a time.

Heart Health   Back To Top

Your heart pumps through about five quarts of blood every minute, flowing through a system of blood vessels nearly 60,000 miles long.  Fitness instructor and blogger, Lindsey Bomgren, shows us some workout moves that will keep your heart in tip-top shape!

Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa: HCG Program Update   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live Office Manager, Tracy Robb, has been transforming right before our eye. She has even told us she's excited to get on the scale every morning!  That's because she's losing weight nearly every single day on Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa’s HCG Program. She's over half way done and in this Be Well with TCL, reporter Kelli Hanson checks in on her progress.

Be Well with TCL: Acupuncture for Infertility   Back To Top

The CDC says over 7-million women have used infertility services like In vitro fertilization, or they've taken fertility drugs.
But there's another option couples are now looking into...acupuncture for infertility. In this Be Well with TCL, reporter Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing Insight in Saint Paul to find out how those tiny needles are helping women conceive.

Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping Power Couple   Back To Top

There aren’t many people who truly love working out. But there’s something to be said about having a friend or your spouse right there along with you. That support can make the burn a little less painful.  Meet a couple who are the definition of Couple Goals. Together, over the last year, Andrew and Angelique Niekamp have lost 180 pounds. Their program of choice? Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping. For just over a year, they’ve been kickboxing and strength training several days a week. Nutrition also played a huge role in their success.

Love Your Smile   Back To Top

Today's Be Well with TCL is about loving your smile. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson followed Elizabeth Ries to her dentist appointment to find out what dental perks Dr. Scott Shamblott of Shamblott Family Dentistry says will boost those pearly whites.

Tracy’s HCG Weight Loss Update   Back To Top

Mondays on Twin Cities Live, we talk about all things health and wellness. It's our Be Well with TCL series and we have an update on our office manager, Tracy, who started the HCG Weight Loss Program at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa 2 and a half weeks ago.

Heart Health   Back To Top

By now, you’ve probably heard that the American Heart Association and other organizations have changed the guidelines for blood pressure control. Meaning today about 46% of us could now be diagnosed with hypertension.  Here to break down what that means for you is Dr. Drehmel from Entira family Clinics.

HCG Program: Tracy’s 6-Week Journey   Back To Top

If you could lose at least 25 pounds in 6 weeks, you'd jump at the chance right? That's exactly what our Office Manager Tracy Robb volunteered herself to do after hearing about the HCG Weight Loss Program at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa. And she said yes to our camera's following along. 

Dayton YMCA: Queenax Workout   Back To Top

The new Dayton YMCA in downtown Minneapolis is home to a brand new way to get in shape. They're turning fitness fun with virtual reality and now have a new group fitness class that looks more like a playground. It’s called Queenax and an entire group fitness class can use one piece of gym equipment at the same time. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us inside.

Downtown YMCA: Virtual Reality Fitness   Back To Top

Last week the new downtown YMCA opened its doors to current and new members. It's new home is at Gaviidae Commons, which used to be home to retailers and fast food restaurants.  Now it's a gym unlike any other. That's because the Douglas Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae in downtown Minneapolis is an incubator for the latest fitness technology. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson takes us there to show us how they're turning fitness into fun with virtual reality.

New Downtown YMCA: One of Its Kind   Back To Top

There are some big changes happening in downtown Minneapolis ahead of the Super Bowl, but there have been construction crews down there for over a year planning and building something more permanent. The new Douglas Dayton YMCA at Gaviidae in downtown Minneapolis opens on January 26th, but Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson got to get inside earlier this week to try out a few classes. The new Minneapolis location is an incubator for the latest fitness technology. Kelli tried out one of their new classes called Fitscape where changing lights and moving images enhance your workout experience.

Healthy Soup Meal Plan   Back To Top

Here's something you may never have ever thought to eat for breakfast -- a bowl of piping hot soup. Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg says yes to soup in the morning, in the afternoon and at night. And she's challenging you to join her. Nancy stopped by to tell us why eating soup will help you regain control of food.

2018 Wellness Trends   Back To Top

To be in good health is a common goal but figuring out how to accomplish that can be confusing.  Fitness blogger and instructor, Lindsey Bomgren stopped by to make sense of five different get fit trends.

What is Holistic Medicine?   Back To Top

Why do you normally make an appointment to see a doctor? Allergy problems, asthma, maybe you have migraines or you just can't sleep? Holistic Health Coach, Senia Mae, says trying a different option, like a holistic approach, could erase all of these problems.  But here's the burning question -- what is holistic health? Senia Mae from Healing Insight stops by our studio to explain.

TCL in Your Town: Bloomington Pickleball   Back To Top

In doing a research about our TCL in your Town of Bloomington, we found out the people in that city may be some of the healthiest and they know their stuff when it comes to new workout trends.  That's because Bloomington is all a buzz about Pickleball -- a game that surprisingly has nothing to do with pickles. Kelli went to Lifetime Fitness in Bloomington to learn more about the game.

Entira Family Clinic: Health Headlines   Back To Top

Research from health studies frequently make news headlines. TCL producers showed three health headlines to Dr. Timothy Hernandez from Entira Family Clinics. He's stopped by Twin Cities Live to break it all down and straighten out some news reports.

Farrell’s Guide to Jumpstart Your Health   Back To Top

Setting a New Year’s resolution is the easy part.  The hardest part might be just getting started.  Justin Gordon from Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping sets up the steps to take in the next five days to jumpstart your health in 2018.

Gift Guide Giveaway: Just For Me Spa   Back To Top

Kelli visited the Himalayan Salt Cave Sanctuary at Just for Me Spa in Stillwater.  It’s just one of the calming and healing things that you’ll find at the spa.  It’s one part of the giveaway, which also includes a 60-minute facial, 60-minute massage, body wrap and lunch! 

Holiday Emotions & Acupuncture   Back To Top

The Holidays are full of joy, family and excitement. But all of those things, can bring on many different emotions this time of year like stress, extreme fatigue and sometimes grief. But as we’ve learned over the last few years, acupuncture can really calm the mind. Senia Mae, owner of Healing Insight in Saint Paul, stopped by to show us how.

Entira Family Clinics: Cold and Flu Season   Back To Top

Family Nurse Practitioner from Entira Family Clinics, Natalie Carstenbrock talks about some of the myths surrounding cold and flu season.

Be Well: Acupuncture & Arthritis   Back To Top

If you have arthritis, the holidays can be pretty tough. From putting up the decorations to making a holiday meal, to just spending time with family, it can feel nearly impossible. But finding relief from your aching joints could actually be relaxing. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing Insight where she met 2 women who have found relief through acupuncture.

Understanding Diabetes   Back To Top

More than 30 million Americans have diabetes – 1 in 4 don't even know. November is American Diabetes month. Jennifer Schneider from Entira Family Clinic says your diet should be one of a diabetic, even if you have a clean bill of health.