Health & Fitness

Be Well with TCL: Heart & Vascular Institute  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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  

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"  

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!

Diabetes   Back To Top

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 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, 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  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.