Health & Fitness

Memory Training  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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!

Oula Workout   Back To Top

We are getting you set to get your workout routine re-set after the State Fair.  The Oula Workout is the newest workout to hit the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.

Zumba Gold   Back To Top

Jennifer Menk from The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities shows us how to have fun with a little Zumba Gold!  The class is perfect for active older adults because it delivers a lower intensity and lower impact class.  Through Zumba Gold you can expect to gain cardiovascular and muscular conditioning, flexibility, balance, range of motion, and coordination. 

Turbo Kick   Back To Top

Kick your workout into turbo with the Turbo Kick!  Hallie Hemric from the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities shows us how it’s done.  Turbo Kick is a fast paced, non-contact kickboxing class with a funky and “dancy” twist. 

YMCA’s PT Blast   Back To Top

After you’re done eating all the cheese curds and mini donuts to last you for the rest of the year, YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is here to help you get back on track!  Chad Baldwin from the Y tells us about a group training class that will make you feel like you’ve got your own personal trainer.  

After the Fair Workouts   Back To Top

The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities is helping to get your workout routine back on track after the State Fair.  Enjoy all the cheese curds you want, the YMCA will help you burn it off! 

Stretches to Prepare for the Fair   Back To Top

If you are planning a visit to the Minnesota State Fair, prepare to be on your feet for a long time.  Fitness Expert Nancy Stoneberg has four exercises that you can do to help prevent aching knees and feet when you get home. 

Terri Traen’s Weight Loss Story   Back To Top

You have heard Terri Traen on KQRS for years.  What you may not know is that she has struggled with her weight.  She loses the weight and then would gain it back and that was the cycle she wanted to get off of.  That’s why she turned to Medifast

Fall Allergies   Back To Top

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, get really to feel miserable this fall.  The pollen forecast for the Twin Cities is very high and the culprit is ragweed.  Dr. Cherie Zachary, an allergy and asthma specialist from Midwest Ear, Nose, & Throat Specialists, offers advice for relief. 

Back to School Illness Prevention   Back To Top

Before you know it, the kids will be heading back to school.  Besides the homework, some of them will be bringing home sniffles, coughs, and the flu.  Dr. Lori Bethke from Entira Family Clinics has some ways to prevent your kid’s illnesses. 

Back to School – Back to Workout Basics   Back To Top

The time is will soon be headed back to school and many of us will also take this time to get back on a workout schedule.  But why jump into the same exercises that may not have delivered the results you are looking for?  Twin Cities Live Fitness Expert Ali Holman shows us some basic workout moves to get started...AND ways to amp up these exercises to double the calorie burn!

Be Well with TCL: Chiropractor for Baby   Back To Top

During pregnancy, you might experience a lot of new aches and pains.  Add the weight gain that comes with pregnancy and everything is thrown off balance.  Many mom’s find relief from a family chiropractor.  You might be surprised to hear that those chiropractors can also help those new born babies.

Bedtime Stretches   Back To Top

Taking just five minutes before bed and doing a little stretching is the key to getting a better night’s rest.  Our fitness expert, Nancy Stoneberg, tells us why this is and shows us how you should be stretching. 

Be Well with TCL: Heart & Vascular Institute   Back To Top

What might actually be a heart problem can easily be mistaken for stress and anxiety.  There is a new technology that is able to tell the difference and it could save your life.  Kelli introduces us to a woman from Rockford who was given a second chance with the help of this technology.

Water Illnesses   Back To Top

Summertime is the season for water parks, lakes, and swimming pools.  Have the best summer ever and stay cool but stay healthy too.  Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics tells us what we need to know. 

Up North Workout   Back To Top

Summer also means "cabin season" for many Minnesotans and with the traveling, preparing and enjoying lake life also comes an erratic schedule that makes it hard to get to the gym.

Be Well with TCL: Rid the Double Chin   Back To Top

As you age, you might be noticing a little extra fat under your chin – a double chin.  You don’t need liposuction or a face lift to tighten it up.  Zel Skin & Laser Specialists in Edina has a brand new, quick, and permanent solution.

Relief Exercises   Back To Top

What do you do when you know you should be more active to reduce aches & pains--BUT are struggling with those aches & pains that are preventing you from being active?

Be Well with TCL: OSI Physical Therapy   Back To Top

You probably don’t think about physical therapy as treatment for a concussion.  When a concussion ended a high schooler’s soccer career, it was intense physical therapy that gave her back a big piece of her life.  Kelli Hanson takes us to OSI Physical Therapy to learn more about how they are helping overcome the symptoms of a concussion. 

Best Exercises to Tone "Butts" & "Guts"   Back To Top

Tried the same old squats and crunches and just not seeing the results in those common "trouble zones"?  Twin Cities Live Fitness Expert Ali Holman shows us 4 new exercises that zero in your butt & gut, AND work the rest of your body at the same time, too!

Family Workout   Back To Top

It's no secret that our behaviors often also become our kid's.  When it comes to fitness, working out with your kids is not only fun, but it’s something you can do together as a family!

Be Well with TCL: In the Equation   Back To Top

After losing 211 pounds and keeping it off for three years, Lori Schaefer’s mantra is all about change and making yourself part of the equation.

Be Well with TCL: Eyes & Concussions   Back To Top

Every year, one million kids get a head injury that causes them to sustain chronic symptoms.  A new therapy is looking at how concussions affect not only the brain but what the head trauma is doing to the eyes too.

Erase Fine Lines & Wrinkles   Back To Top

Zel Skin and Laser Specialists in Edina has a way to erase fine lines and wrinkles once and for all.  It’s a procedure that can take years off of your face in less than three months.

Eliminating Belly Fat   Back To Top

"Dad bod" is a term popping up in magazines and pop culture. It's described as a combination between a beer gut and working out. Whether you're a man or a woman, belly fat can be a big problem. Fitness Expert Ali Holman stops by with exercises and treats to help make a difference.

Rest Stop Exercises   Back To Top

When you have been in the car for a long time, those roadside rest stops are a welcome sight.  But it isn’t just for using the restroom and grabbing a candy bar.  Our fitness expert, Nancy Stoneberg, says it’s a good opportunity to get out, stretch, and get some quick exercises in. 

Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating Slim Down Challenge   Back To Top

To lose weight is a common resolution people make in January.  Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating created an 18-week Slim Down Challenge to help with that.  The one male and one female that finish at the top take home one of the grand prizes – either $2500 or a trip for two to Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Mexico courtesy of Apple Vacations. 

Shred Diet Cookbook   Back To Top

Dr. Ian Smith is a health and fitness expert that has appeared on shows like Celebrity Fit Club, The Doctors, Oprah Winfrey, and The View.  He’s the mastermind behind Shred the Revolutionary Diet. 

Kids & the Dentist   Back To Top

When should you bring your kids to the dentist for the first time and are there things you should be doing to get them ready?  Dr. Scott Shamblott of Shamblott Family Dentistry clears up the questions.

Fit Fest   Back To Top

With the shorts and sleeveless tops coming out, there may be some winter weight you are still wanting to shed.  Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine has a way for you to try out which workout is best for you!  Ali Kaplan, the Shopping editor at Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, has all the details on their first Fit Fest.  Plus, myTalk 107.1’s Bradley Traynor is a guest teacher at the event. 

Ditch the Saddlebags   Back To Top

Unless you are a cowboy, there is no reason to be carrying around saddle bags.  What we are talking about is that extra baggage you might be carrying around in your hip area. Ali Holman, from has some moves to get rid of those saddle bags.

Osteoporosis   Back To Top

May is National Osteoporosis Month.  Osteoporisis is a bone disease that causes weakening of the bones.  Approximately one in two woman over age 50 will break a bone because of the disease.  It’s important to know who is at risk.  Dr. Lori Bethke, from Entira Family Clinics, explains the disease and what you can do about it.

Bye Bye Bat Wings   Back To Top

Tank top season is here, which means women all over the world are extending their arms in front of a mirror and seeing how much winter "jiggle" they are dealing with!

Be Well with TCL: Skin Pen   Back To Top

The beauty industry is working to slow down or reverse the signs of aging.  Medical spas are joining in  and also changing the way we age.  They offer everything from injections to tightening up the skin to hair removal.

Sweating Solutions   Back To Top

As the temperatures rise, get ready to sweat!  Everyone sweats but over two million people deal with excessive sweating.  Zel Skin & Laser Clinic in Edina has a solution that will permanently stop you from sweating through your shirts.

Be Well with TCL: Achieving Fitness Goals   Back To Top

Change can be tough, especially when it comes to exercising more and modifying eating habits. TCL's Fitness Expert, Nancy Stoneberg, stopped by with her advice on making change when it comes to your personal well-being.

Alcohol Awareness   Back To Top

For nearly thirty years, April is the month to raise public awareness regarding alcohol related issues.  Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics says Alcohol Awareness Month is a good time to review what really counts as a drink. 

Beach Towel Burn   Back To Top

Bikini and Beach season is officially here in 47 DAYS--but who's counting?!

Be Well with TCL: Kids Chiropractor   Back To Top

Ailments like ear infections, asthma, and even reflux usually mean trips to the doctor and antibiotics.  The doctors at Seasons Family Chiropractic say they can help.  Chiropractor, Dr. Heather Steckling, says that any kind of childhood common condition is a sign that your body is not working like it should.  An adjustment at the chiropractor will help your child with asthma, allergies, ear infections, adhd, and more.  Dr. Heather says the adjustments help the symptoms improve on their own.

Be Well with TCL: Seattle Sutton's   Back To Top

If you are like most of the people who made a New Year’s resolution, you’ve probably already given up.  Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating designed a slim down challenge to help make it easier for people to stay on track. 

Be Well with TCL: Coolsculpting   Back To Top

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to take a nap – and get rid of stubborn fat at the same time?  Now it can happen!  At Rejuvenate Skin and Laser Clinic, they offer a treatment called Coolsculpting that allows you to do just that.  Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure using a patented cooling technology that eliminates fat cells.  Kelli Hanson checks it out.

Stroller Burn   Back To Top

When you have a newborn baby, a stroller becomes a key piece of equipment overnight!  Fitness Expert Ali Holman from shows how you can use a simple stroller for an amazing workout--and your baby will love the interaction!