Health & Fitness

Alcohol Awareness  

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  

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

Be Well with TCL: Kids Chiropractor  

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  

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  

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  

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

Diabetes  

Today is American Diabetes Alert Day.  Nearly 10% of the adult population in America has Type 2 Diabetes.  Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics explains the disease, how you get it and what you need to do if you have it. 

Be Well with TCL: Foam Rollers   Back To Top

Fitness expert and owner of Stone Fitness, Nancy Stoneberg, explains what foam rollers are used for, how to use them, and who should have them! 

Wild Fitness App   Back To Top

Now you can work out like an athlete in your own home.  The Minnesota Wild just released a brand new fitness app.  They are hockey inspired workouts with interactive tips from the Wild Strength & Conditioning Coach, Kirk Olson.

Be Well with TCL: Psoriasis   Back To Top

Many people experience drier, itchy skin in the winter.  If your skin was dry, painfully itchy, red, and you noticed scaly patches that creams didn’t help, it might be psoriasis.  Psoriasis is an auto-immune disease that can now be treated with a laser and put into remission.

Ask the Dermatologist   Back To Top

You may have thought that once you have gone through the awkward years of being a teenager, the acne would be behind you as well.  This is not always the case and, in fact, some adults continue to get those blemishes. Dermatologist and director of Zel Skin and Laser Specialists, Dr. Brian Zelickson, helps to clear up your skin. 

Be Well with TCL: Alchemy365   Back To Top

You may have heard about the Crossfit workout.  That’s an intense strength training workout.  While Yoga looks extremely beautiful with doing it, that workout challenges every muscle in the body.  Kelli Hanson checked out a new workout program that combines the two.  It’s called Alchemy – and it’s only being done in the Twin Cities.

Teeny Tiny Space Workout   Back To Top

Having your own dedicated home gym is a luxury, but it's also really not necessary.  Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com is here to show us her "Teeny Tiny Space Workout"--showing how you can work every major muscle group in a 3 X 3 space! Whether you are limited on space at home, in a hotel room or just want to fit in a workout at work, this workout will leave every muscle burning and all in under 10 minutes!

Be Well with TCL: Protein Shakes   Back To Top

According to fitness expert, Nancy Stoneberg (owner of Stone Fitness), protein is so important to your diet, you should have it five times a day.  Are protein shakes a good source for getting the required amounts?  Nancy has the answers. 

Be Well with TCL: Dentistry from the Heart   Back To Top

Nearly ten percent of adults in America have a fear of the dentist.  The fear is so real that they avoid the dental chair at all cost.  Shamblott Family Dentistry is working to calm those fears, plus they are doing it for free. 

Senior Workout   Back To Top

Fitness Expert, Nancy Stoneberg, says people of all ages should stay active.  She shows us how to keep what you have and get back what you’ve lost with workouts for all ages.

Measles   Back To Top

Measles was once a disease you didn’t hear much about. But today an outbreak has caused the virus to get national attention.  Over 120 people in 17 states, including one in Minnesota, have been infected.  Measles is highly contagious and is still spreading.  Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics explains the outbreak. 

Be Well with TCL: Gluten Free   Back To Top

For those who suffer from celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, you know that eating out at a restaurant can be a challenge.  It can get complicated and become a serious health issue if there is even cross contamination from foods being fried in the same oil, for example.  Reporter Kelli Hanson checked out Ernie’s Pub & Grill in Burnsville where they have changed everything about the way they cook and serve food, keeping people who can’t eat gluten – safe. 

Couples Workout   Back To Top

No need for any workout equipment when you can use your spouse or partner!  Fitness expert Ali Holman, from Corecamper.com, and her fellow trainer husband show us how to work TOGETHER to get a great workout.

Be Well with TCL: Ultrashape   Back To Top

TCL Reporter, Kelli Hanson heads to Clarus Dermatology where they’ve introduces a new piece of technology to patients that can help you get slim without the gym.

Be Well with TCL: On-the-Go Breakfast   Back To Top

A grab and go breakfast doesn’t mean you have to give up on the health kick you’ve started in the New Year.  Nancy Stoneberg, our fitness expert, tested out the grocery store, local coffee shops, and even the gas station for the healthiest choices.

Fitness Fridays: Koko FitClub   Back To Top

Kelli Hanson has been traveling across the metro to check out different gyms and the programs they offer.  She is at Koko FitClub in Excelsior with her TCL workout friends!

Backpack Body Burn   Back To Top

Ever look at your kid's backpack and think, "how do they carry that around all day?"   Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com  looks at it and says, "What a GREAT, INEXPENSIVE piece of workout equipment!"  Ali shows us how to get a great workout using just a backpack that works your entire body in just 10 minutes!

Join Team KSTP for JDRF - Walk One   Back To Top

Join Chris Egert from 5 Eyewitness News Mornings and Team KSTP for the JDRF: Walk One at Mall of America on Saturday, February 21st.   Find out why Chris has a personal connection to juvenile diabetes. 

Moudry Rx-Pharmacy   Back To Top

Whether you pick up a prescription monthly or only when you’re sick, you may have wondered if there’s more to a pharmacy than just your big box brands. The answer is yes! TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson checked out Moudry Rx-Pharmacy in Oakdale.

Fitness Fridays: Snap Fitness   Back To Top

Kelli Hanson has been traveling across the metro to check out different gyms and the programs they offer.  She is at Snap Fitness in St. Paul with her TCL workout friends!

Acid Reflux   Back To Top

For some people, eating a big greasy or spicy meal can lead to a lot of discomfort.  When is it heartburn and when is it something more?  Dr. Lori Bethke from Entira Family Clinics has some insight. 

How to Eat Healthy   Back To Top

When you’re trying to eat healthy, you hear a lot about the foods you shouldn’t eat.  Registered Dietitian, Cassie Bjork, fills us in not only on what foods you should ditch, but which ones we should embrace instead.

Be Well with TCL: Winter Pedicure   Back To Top

Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine couldn’t say enough about a nail spa in Edina that offers a pedicure that really locks in the moisture.  It’s definitely what our winter, dry, callused feet are calling for.  Kelli Hanson just had to go check out a la Mode Boutique & Nail Spa for herself. 

Fitness Fridays: YMCA Southdale   Back To Top

Kelli Hanson and fellow TCL’ers are working out all hour at the YMCA Southdale in Edina.  They are getting a taste of the RTK class they offer.  Plus, we find out about other popular classes they offer.

Essential Oils   Back To Top

The Happy Healthy Truth.com’s creator, Jina Schaefer, says there are many reasons to stock up on essential oils.  Those little bottles could be the answer to your problems such as headaches, asthma, and colds.

Dry Winter Skin   Back To Top

The cold weather temperatures unquestionably cause damage and dryness to your skin and lips.  Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology shows us her drugstore solutions and a few at-home solutions to combat the dryness. 

Laundry Basket Burn   Back To Top

It's the New Year and unfortunately you didn't wake up with an extra hour to workout. Sometimes the only thing standing between you and that workout is the daily chores like the never ending laundry!  Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com shows how to use a simple laundry basket for a fun, killer at-home workout the entire family can get in on!

Be Well with TCL: Natural Flu Fighters   Back To Top

According to health officials, this flu season is shaping up to be the worst on record.  Minnesota has seen nearly 600 people hospitalized already with the flu.  Holistic Health Coach, Kelley Suggs, shows us ways to fight the flu with natural ingredients.

Fitness Friday: Bodies by Burgoon   Back To Top

Kelli Hanson is getting a workout with viewers at Bodies by Burgoon in Minneapolis. 

Be Well with TCL: Christina Clinic   Back To Top

Skin health in the winter is something on the top of many women’s minds.  The dry, cold weather has the same effect on your skin.  Christina Clinic in Roseville shows Kelli Hanson how easy it is to get smooth, hydrated and clear skin this time of year.

New Moves for the New Year   Back To Top

TCL's Fitness Expert and owner of Stone Fitness, Nancy Stoneberg, stopped by with three fitness trends she predicts will be big in 2015.

Be Well with TCL: Heart Health   Back To Top

Kelli Hanson introduces us to Jamal Ramsey, a 21 year old St. Paul man who was born with a heart defect is living proof of why continued cardiac care is so important.

Considering Your Cholesterol   Back To Top

All of the sweets you find yourself indulging in over the holidays do more than just add to your waistline.  Dr. Terri Wollan from Entira Family Clinics says you need to start thinking about what the high fat foods do to your cholesterol numbers. 

Be Well with TCL: Rejuvenate Spa   Back To Top

It’s important to keep your skin hydrated.  It helps your makeup go on better and keeps your skin from looking tired and older.  Kelli Hanson heads to Rejuvenate Skin and Laser Clinic in Hudson, Wisconsin to find out how they help you do that. 

Be Well with TCL: Medifast   Back To Top

We’ve shared weight loss stories with you before, but this is the biggest one ever.  Dean Ellingson is a teacher who used the Medifast Weight Loss Program to help him change his health forever. 

Be Well with TCL: Tattoo Removal   Back To Top

When someone gets a tattoo, it typically holds some meaning to the person.  However, if you are one of those people who got a tattoo on a whim in your teenage years and are now regretting that decision.  Kelli Hanson found a new tattoo removal technology from Contour Clinic in Edina called PicoSure that patients are saying is pain-free. 

Be Well with TCL: Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating   Back To Top

Miles Ray from Roseville lost nearly 90 pounds in eight months on the Seattle Sutton Healthy Eating plan.  Plus, he enjoyed a beer routinely.  He says it has forever changed the way he looks and feels.  His meal plan was easy, if it was in the box he could eat it.  If it wasn’t in the box he couldn’t eat it.  Part of the diet is drinking milk.  He never enjoyed drinking milk, so he replaced the milk calories with beer calories and it’s all worked out with him. 

Be Well with TCL: Sleep Apnea   Back To Top

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects millions of people.  If you snore loud or wake up tired, it’s likely that you might be affected too.  Midwest Ear Nose and Throat Specialists show us a new implantable device that can help you breathe a little easier.  

Paint Products & Tricks   Back To Top

Painting your walls can be a tedious job that you don’t really look forward to.  Mike Frattallone of Frattallone’s Ace Hardware has some products and tricks to make the job easier and more enjoyable.    

Be Well with TCL: Solcana CrossFit   Back To Top

Owning Solcana CrossFit gym in Minneapolis is a dream come true for owner, Hannah Wydeven.  She is sharing the dream with teenagers from Merc Alternative High School. 

Phobias at the Dentist   Back To Top

Fear of the dentist, or dentophobia, is a very real thing.  Something as simple as the smell of baked cookies can help calm this fear.  Dr. Shamblott from Shamblott Family Dentistry explains some of the fears he deals with and what can be done to calm those fears.  

Baby Baby Baby Week: Blooma   Back To Top

We are celebrating Elizabeth’s pregnancy with some of the best baby products, boutiques, and services in town and bringing a deal to you!  We are taking you to Blooma Yoga where they have supported thousands of women on their path to motherhood. 

Be Well with TCL: Ask the Fitness Expert   Back To Top

Whether you are just starting a fitness routine or have been on one for a while, staying on the right track can be hard.  Nancy Stoneberg, owner of Stone Fitness, is here to help keep you on track with some answers and advice.    

Children’s Coughs   Back To Top

When a child gets a cough, the sound of it can be very troubling for their parents.  Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics explains when parents should just ride it out – and when the cough may be more serious than just from a cold.