Health & Fitness

Health Headlines: PTSD, Hand, Foot and Mouth and Pain Management  

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we’re going straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines. Elizabeth talks with Dr. Jonathan Snitzer from Fairview about a former Spice girl who’s bringing more attention to PTSD and how parents like singer P!nk deal with Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. Plus, since Dr. Snitzer specializes in pain management, he shares cutting edge alternatives to potentially addictive opioids.

Title Boxing Workout  

There are many spectacular movies surrounding the story of a boxing great in the ring. There's Rocky, Million Dollar Baby and you can't forget about Cinderella Man.  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson wanted to see if she could live out one of those iconic movies at a boxing club in Lakeville. What she got was a 60-minute workout and a one-hundred pound bag resisting her punch and jab. Kelli takes us to Title Boxing in this Be Well with TCL.

Maintaining Healthy Weights in Kids  

Back in the day, the Food Pyramid was the guideline that doctors used for guiding their patients on proper diet recommendations.  Now, the pyramid is a thing of the past but doctors are still in favor of a balanced diet.  Now, their concerns though have shifted to screen time and sugar.  Whitney Worley from Entira Family Clinics explains.    

Health Headlines: Measles, Meditation & CBD Oil  

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we’re going straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines. After a third child in Minnesota is diagnosed with the measles following travel out of the country, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Morgan Mann from Fairview about why this illness is so contagious and how you can protect your family. Dr. Mann also shares why meditation could help your child deal with stress and digs deeper into the buzz around CBD oil.

Health Headlines  

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we’re going straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines. This week, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Adam Foss from Fairview to find out about the right way to cut carbs, the type of headache that should have you calling your doctor right away and how to make sure your kids are getting the right amount of sleep.

Senia’s State Fair Fixes  

When you come out to the State Fair you're going to do two things.1 - Eat a lot, and 2 - walk until you drop.  You'll be tired and full, but Holistic Health expert and owner of Healing InSight in Saint Paul has two tricks that’ll have you feeling more like yourself in no time. Senia Mae stopped by our building out at the Minnesota State Fair to help fairgoers feel more like themselves in no time!

Stretches To Fight "Fair Fatigue"  

Nancy Stoneberg shared a few stretches to do before setting out for a day of walking at the Minnesota State Fair!

Backpacks: The Perfect Fit for Kids   Back To Top

The kids are headed back to school in less than a month and that means cuteness overload. With new outfits, the perfect first day hairstyle and the giant backpack that hangs down to their ankles - they'll be very cute.  But those backpacks can be very bad for their little backs. Kelli Hanson heads to HealthSource Chiropractic to get a lesson in finding the perfect size backpack for every age. 

Resistance Band Workout   Back To Top

The Great Minnesota Get Together is just a few days away. The one thing you're going to want to do before you get all those steps in at the State Fair, is build up your strength. Your legs need to be strong for all the walking and your arms need to be toned for all of the corn and cheese curds you'll be lifting to your mouth.  Fitness Expert Nickie Carrigan has a piece of equipment you can buy on Amazon today, to help kick your workout into high gear.

Parent Self-Care   Back To Top

Dr. Anastasia Ristau of PrairieCare stopped by the TCL studio to talk about the importance of parent self-care before the start of the new school year.     

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
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There are 17.5 million cosmetic procedures done per year in the US. But there's a new trend where people are looking for "Snapchat-like" features, including widening of eyes and sharpening of noses. It's a form of "body dysmorphia" and Dr. Archelle Georgiou stopped by to talk more about the condition.

Be Well with TCL: Llama Yoga   Back To Top

There’s a small farm in Waconia that’s monopolized the Llama market. Carlson’s Lloveable Llamas has more than 80 llamas that you’re free to pet and walk. But now they’ve added yoga to their schedule...yes yoga, with Llamas.

Breastfeeding Awareness Month   Back To Top

August is breastfeeding awareness month.  More moms and celebrities are taking to social media to help normalize breastfeeding in public. Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics stopped by to discuss more about this topic.  

Mental Health Exhibit at Science Museum   Back To Top

Here's a sobering fact - 43.8 million or 18% of adults will experience mental illness in a given year. This can range from anxiety to something more serious like bipolar depression.  It's a shocking statistic that the Science Museum of Minnesota want more people to know about.  They recently teamed up with PrairieCare Mental Health services to develop their newest exhibit. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson shows us how it could help people understand how real, common and treatable a mental illness can be.

Keeping Teens Productive This Summer From Invisalign   Back To Top

The summer is a great time to get teens involved in volunteering or summer jobs. It's also a great time to get their teeth aligned with Invisalign Clear Aligners! Parenting Consumer Expert Cassie Slane stopped by with advice on keeping teens productive. 

Be Well with TCL: MiraDry   Back To Top

A warm Minnesota summer means you’re going to sweat…a lot. But if you’re sweating through your shirts all year long, pitting them out and often throwing shirts away, you could be a candidate for a treatment called MiraDry. It’s a non-invasive treatment that reduces  the amount of sweat you produce in the underarm area, helping you stay clean and dry all day long. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found the treatment at SpaVie in Plymouth. There she met a Wisconsin mom who says this treatment has changed her life forever.

Dental Myths   Back To Top

If you had a sore tooth, what's the first thing you would do?  Would you put an aspirin on your gums? The answer is probably not, but this is something that someone has certainly tried before. And it’s why Dr. Scott Shamblott from Shamblott Family Dentistry stopped by our studio to stomp out more dental myths.

Back to School Physical with Entira   Back To Top

It's that time to start thinking about getting ready for back to school but before you grab that pack of pencils, there’s another back to school “to-do-list” that’s just as important.

Be Well with TCL: Yoga and Juice   Back To Top

TCL in Your Town takes us to Blaine and Be Well with  TCL takes us to a yoga studio!  Kelli is checking out Pressed Hot Yoga & Juice

Four-Quadrant View of Health   Back To Top

Annalicia Lynn, author of blog Exercise180, stopped by the TCL studio to teach us her four-quadrant view of health and how we can apply it to our daily lives. 

Holistic Health at Home   Back To Top

Senia Mae, owner of Healing Insight, has shown us how acupuncture can help you live a more holistic life.  Senia goes a step above to live a healthy life. 

Allergy Fact vs. Fiction   Back To Top

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

Be Well: Park Bench Workout   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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!