Health & Fitness

ProportionFit Diet

That measuring cup in your kitchen could help you lose weight! It sounds too good to be true, but Orthopedic Surgeon, Nick Meyer says it worked for him. It worked so well, he wrote a book about it. The Proportion Fit Diet is a simple concept, control you calorie intake by counting cups. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson chatted with Nick and 2 of his clients about the program, their big success, and how you can incorporate the program into your own lifestyle.

E-bike Challenge Event  

On March 23rd and 24th, you can test ride electric bicycles at a new event taking place at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The E-bike Challenge lets your entire family hop aboard and learn about the world of e-bikes, which allow you to travel further distances without the stress on your body. Theo Jorna, the owner of the professional hiking and cycling network, Hicle, stopped by to show off e-bikes. 

TCL in Your Town Rosemount: The Warehouse  

Twin Cities Live is celebrating all this Rosemount in this edition of TCL in Your Town! Reporter Kelli Hanson kicks things off with a trip to The Warehouse Fitness Boutique for a workout!  The Warehouse is owned by TCL Fitness Expert, Nickie Carrigan! She showed Kelli the ropes when it comes to their Combat Hiit Boxing Class.

Ask the Dermatologist: Dry Skin  

Thirty one million Americans have one thing in common -- very dry skin. Eczema is described as red, itchy, scaly patches that control just about every decision a person can make. Everything from what to wear, to which products to avoid. So we’re asking the dermatologist what can help stop the itch? In this Ask the Dermatologist, TCL reporter Kelli Hanson heads to Advanced Dermatology Care for the answer.

Circuits and Intervals at Home  

Chris Freytag is a health and fitness coach, author, mom and creator of Get Healthy U. It’s a website that includes easy-to-follow workout ideas that can be done right in your own home. She stopped by with workout ideas to embrace circuits and intervals at home.

Exercise and Aging  

Certified personal trainer, Karen Marcouiller specializes in working with men and women who are 50 and older -- helping them to live their best lives.  She stopped by with some approachable exercise moves you can fit into your routine no matter your age.

Mindset Makeover Tips  

If you've been motivated to start certain health and fitness goals but you've fallen off track, you're not alone. Fitness coach, Nancy Stoneberg stopped by with tips to give you a mindset makeover so you can build strength in your mind, which will help you set a goal and stick with it.

Fit Fest 2019   Back To Top

Dining and Food Editor of Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine, Stephanie March stopped by the studio with a preview for the event Fit Fest. 

Wellness Tips with Lucy Gardiner   Back To Top

Co-owner of Barre3 in Edina, Lucy Gardiner, stopped by the TCL studio with some tips for daily wellness  and a tasty protein cookie recipe. 

Entira Heart Health   Back To Top

February is American Heart Month. Dr. Robert Drehmel from Entria Family Clinics stopped by to talk more about how to keep you heart healthy.

 

Indoor Winter Workout   Back To Top

Nickie Carrigan, Fitness Expert and owner of The Warehouse in Rosemont, stopped by with some tips on how to stay active indoors during the winter. 

Sauna Pods   Back To Top

If you’re like most Minnesotans this time of year, your body is craving warmth. You could run a few miles, go on a beach vacation or step inside a Sauna. Or you could try out something new called the Sauna Pod. It’s something Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson discovered at BzBody Fitness in Eden Prairie. The Cocoon Wellness Pod, or the Sauna Pod, is made by Bloomington-based Health Technology Company, Wellness USA. Kelli got to try out the Sauna Pod and talked her photographer Seth into trying it out too. Each session is $25 and is 30-minutes long.

Dental Myths with Shamblott Family Dentistry   Back To Top

Dr. Scott Shamblott from Shamblott Family Dentistry stopped by to separate dental myths from facts. He also shared details on their 13th annual Dentistry for the Heart event, offering free dental services to new customers in need. For more details about the event, click here

Ask the Dermatologist: Skin Cancer Screening   Back To Top

The last thing you're probably thinking about on a cold wintery day is sun damage. But those sunburns you got as a kid, can catch up to you in your adult years. Your risk for developing Melanoma, the most aggressive form of skin cancer, doubles if you have had more than 5 sunburns. It's why in our Ask the Dermatologist series, we’re starting with what dermatologists says everyone should begin – a skin cancer screening. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson chatted with two people who were diagnosed with Melanoma, the most aggressive form of Skin Cancer. Kelli headed to Advanced Dermatology Care in White Bear Lake to find out how to catch these cancerous skin lesions early.

Entira Health Headlines   Back To Top

Celery juice and dry brushing have generated lots of online buzz but do they live up to the hype?  Dr. David Thorson from Entira Family Clinics stopped by talk about a few trending headlines.

Exercise Moves Using Household Equipment and Chores   Back To Top

If you're using the lack of time or exercise equipment as an excuse to not workout, Fitness Coach, Nancy Stoneberg has a solution that will solve two of your problems.  Cleaning your house and exercising can all happen at once. Nancy stopped by with 5 different moves using household chores to get in shape.

1/15 Health Headlines   Back To Top

Recently Michelle Obama opened up about her infertility, a miscarriage and how in vitro fertilization helped complete her family of four. It's a topic in this week's Health Headlines. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson sat down with Fairview Family Physician, Dr. Joel Wegener, for more on that and other trending health news.

Rapha Health & Wellness: Thermography   Back To Top

Do you have back pain? Headaches? Does your stomach give you trouble more often than not? A Twin Cities wellness clinic says they can provide a procedure that can help you take control of those issues, essentially taking control of your own health! Rapha Health & Wellness in Rogers provides Thermography, also known as Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging. These images give you a look inside and how the body is functioning. Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson got a chance to look at the function of her own body. She takes us to Rapha Health & Wellness in Rogers.

Metabolic Acupuncture   Back To Top

Senia Mae of Healing InSight stopped by the TCL studio to share a Metabolic Acupucture program that encourages weight loss. 

4 Minute At Home Ab Workout   Back To Top

Fitness Instructor Nickie Carrigan stopped by the TCL studio with a 4-minute ab workout for the new year. 

Essence One   Back To Top

Shoreview mom, Lauren VanScoy, was diagnosed with anxiety and depression after her second daughter was born. After seeing a therapist, she was prescribed medication, but wanted to take the healing process a step further.  She started dabbling in essential oils, working with different scents that helped with anxiety, depression and focus. Lauren eventually went to aromatherapy school and now the sense of smell has become a business.  Essential One began just over 2-years ago, and has expanded from just essential oil blends to beauty products.  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson has Lauren’s story.

Health Headlines Back To Top

Standing desks may not be all their cracked up to be. The New York Times recently released research that suggests the warnings about sitting at work are overblown.  Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson sat down with Fairview Family Physician, Dr. Joel Wegener, for more on that and other trending Health Headlines.

Sanctuary Float Spa   Back To Top

Winter is a time to hibernate, relax and get a few extra zzzz’s. And there’s a spot in Minnetonka designed to help you to just that. At Sanctuary Float Spa you can get the equivalent of 4-hours of sleep in just one hour. Float Therapy is a new trend in integrative medicine and could help you relax and unwind. Each personal floating pool is sound-proof and filled with 12-inches of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salt. That makes the water heavy and the reason why you’ll float! The magnesium in the Epsom Salt is a detox powerhouse and could fill your body with more oxygen. Learn more about how float therapy works here.

Health Headlines   Back To Top

It’s hard to believe that the Chicken Pox vaccine was introduced in 1995 and if you’re over the age of 30, you likely suffered from the horribly itchy rash.  But and outbreak on the east coast has health officials encouraging parents to vaccinate their children. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson tells us why Chicken Pox is back in Health Headlines. She talks with Dr. Indrani Saha, a pediatrician from Fairview Health Services.

Sleep Awareness and Sleep Apnea   Back To Top

A recent study found more than 25 million Americans have sleep apnea which is a big contributor to daytime sleepiness. Dr. Robert Drehmel stopped by to talk more about this common sleeping disorder.

Health Headlines: ADHD, Peanut Allergies, and Gluten   Back To Top

On Tuesdays we head straight to the doctor to ask them to weigh in on some of the most talked-about health headlines.  Twin Cities Live Reporter Kelli Hanson sits down with Dr. Indrani Saha, a Pediatrician from Fairview Health Services to talk about how the signs of ADHD are different for girls, a potential new treatment for peanut allergies and whether not gluten is a good thing.

Health Headlines: A Ten Minute Walk May Be Good for the Brain, Women’s Brain Health and Dying of a Broken Heart   Back To Top

 On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  In today’s edition, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Jonathan Snitzer from Fairview about new research showing that even mild exercise can make a big difference in the health of our brains. The brain health theme continues when they discuss the estrogen levels in women as they age and how they may contribute to Alheimer’s Disease. And, we all know the saying that someone “died of a broken heart.” New research is showing that people living with grief can be sufferings from higher inflammation levels in their bodies. 

Be Well with TCL: New Cataract Treatment   Back To Top

Is night driving more difficult? Do headlights seem to glare even when you’re wearing your classes? Does your vision seem cloudy or blurry? If you answered “Yes” to any of those, you could have cataracts. 

Ways to Unwind This Holiday Season   Back To Top

Bert Anderson, the mom of three behind the website, Me Before Mom, stopped by with ways to unwind this holiday season.

Health Headlines: Women and Opiod Addiction, Cloudy Days Linked to More Heart Attacks and Chicken Pox Parties   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  In today’s edition, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Jonathan Snitzer from Fairview abiyt Jamie Lee Curtis’ recent admission that she dealt with an opioid addiction. Dr. Snitzer explains that women are actually more likely to suffer from that type of addiction than men and why talking to your doctor is such an important step to take if you’ve become dependent on any kind of painkiller. Elizabeth and Dr. Snitzer also discuss the recent research linking cloudy, dreary days to increased incidences of heart attacks and Dr. Snitzer warns parents against participating in so-called “Chicken Pox Parties” and instead recommends vaccinations.

Healing InSight: Women’s Renewal Retreat   Back To Top

Do the holidays have you feeling a little extra pent up? Are you stressed about the 20 people piling into your house on Thanksgiving?  Women, in particular, take on a lot this time of year. And it's that reason Healing InSight in Saint Paul now offers a Women's Renewal Retreat. It's what mom of two and TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson says is 90 minutes of bliss.

Health Headlines: Geriatric Pregnancies, Exercise & Depression and Living Longer Near Nature   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  In today’s edition, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Katie Klingberg from Fairview about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy and why she’s one of a growing number of women who’s pregnancies are labeled “geriatric.” They also discuss why exercise isn’t just about the body – more and more research is showing that working out can help ease the symptoms of depression. And finally, look out your front door. Do you live near green space? Research shows that being near nature can contribute to living a longer life. 

Be Well with TCL: Treating Psoriasis with Light Therapy   Back To Top

If you’ve ever had horribly dry skin, you know how annoying it can be. But what is that dry skin is something more. Ask yourself this; “Does my dry skin itch? Like REALLY itch?”. If the answer is Yes, it may be time to see a dermatologist. 

Diabetes Awareness Month   Back To Top

According to American Diabetes Association, Diabetes is an everyday reality for nearly 30-million American’s and 84 million are at risk, that's nearly half of the US adult population. November is National Diabetes month, Dr.  Robert Drehmel with Entira Family Clinics stopped by with healthier meals you can incorporate into your diet.

Health Headlines: Effects of Teenage Acne, Kids Using “Juul” and New Prostate Cancer Drugs   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  In today’s edition, Elizabeth talks with Dr. Katie Klingberg from Fairview about the new research showing that the psychological effects of teenage acne last far beyond high school and how to tackle treatment. They also cover teenagers using the e-cig brand Juul and why parents need to be extra vigilant about this tiny device. Finally, the conversation turns to prostate cancer and how new drugs are targeting the disease.

Couch Potato Snacks & Workout   Back To Top

Nickie Carrigan, certifed fitness instructor, shared a tasty popcorn trail mix recipe and some simple workout moves to try out while lounging on the couch. 

Health Headlines: The Dangers of Vaping, the Truth about Alkaline Water and Why Women Should Walk More   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  This time around, Steve Patterson sits down with Dr. Sarah McIntire from Fairview to chat about the newfound dangers of e-cigarettes and why some run risk of being pulled from stores entirely.  They also go beyond the headlines to get the truth about alkaline water.  And women, listen up!  Some new research suggests walking could be even more beneficial for your health than once thought.

Health Headlines: A Potentially Dangerous Supplement, Overscheduling Leads To Anxiety and How UTI’s Present in Seniors   Back To Top

On Twin Cities Live at Four, we go straight to the doctors at Fairview Health Services and North Memorial to dig into the latest Health Headlines.  Steve Patterson sits down with Dr. Katie Klingberg from Fairview to chat about a new health supplement that is making headlines.  It’s called higenamine.  But Dr. Klingberg suggests that some of its potential risks might outweigh its suggested benefits.  And, are you feeling stressed out?  It could be because you are overscheduling.  Dr. Klingberg digs into the article that has some folks suggesting you schedule less of your day in order to become more productive.  Plus, some important information for seniors and those who care for them.  Urinary tract infections could be the root cause of some behavioral changes in older adults.  She breaks down some of the symptoms to look out for and what to ask for at the doctor if you or someone you know is experiencing them.

Acupuncture During Pregnancy   Back To Top

If there’s one thing most moms remember from pregnancy, it’s the aches and pain and the nausea that can come on morning, noon and night. It's normal to feel this way when you're pregnant and it's also normal to feel really good. 
Acupuncture is helping moms feel great during and after pregnancy. In this Be Well with TCL, Kelli Hanson takes us to Healing InSight in Saint Paul to meet a Faribault mom who is happy to treat her mild symptoms safely.

Health Headlines: Junk Food Causing Cancer, Potential Risks of Aspirin and the Ill Effects of Intermittent Fasting   Back To Top

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.  Steve Patterson sits down with Dr. Katie Klingberg from Fairview to chat about the negative effects of junk food and how it could impact more than just increasing your waistline.  She explains how too much could increase your risk of cancer.  Plus, an aspirin a day is typical for most folks.  But Dr. Klingberg suggests that once you hit a certain age, there can be some potential risks that could outweigh the benefits.  Plus, intermittent fasting.  You’ve probably heard of it before.  But Dr. Klingberg weighs in on whether or not it’s a healthy approach to weight loss from a medical perspective.

Mental Health Awareness Month   Back To Top

October is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental illnesses are common in the United States. Nearly one in five U.S.  adults live with a mental illness. Dr. Terri Wollan from Entria Family Clinics stopped by to discuss more on mental health and suicide prevention.

UCare Help With Annual Enrollment   Back To Top

You might have seen a team from UCare tooling around on a special 5-person bike! That's because they have a whole team of people ready to help you with your healthcare decisions! The team stopped by the studio to show off their sweet ride and talk about the program too!

Health Headlines: Supplements, Meningitis and Dementia   Back To Top

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.  Steve Patterson sits down with Dr. Morgan Mann from Fairview to chat about how turmeric, of all things, caused a bad reaction for one woman, and what she could have done to avoid it.  Dr. Mann also breaks down the evolving risk around meningitis and explains how longer life expectancy is creating a new challenge in the world of mental health.

Health Headlines: Cervical Cancer Screenings, Sugar Addiction and a Healthier Coffee Shop Treat   Back To Top

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. Matthew Hockett from Fairview about the ever-changing recommendations for cervical cancer screenings for women. They also tackle sugar addiction and we learn that there’s a physical and emotional reason we can’t stop eating treats like chocolate chip cookies. And a national coffee shop chain introduces a fancy drink packed with protein that Dr. Hockett says may actually be better for you than the typical blended drink.

Step For Strength Back To Top

Fitness coach, Nancy Stoneberg says Step Aerobics is a fun and low-impact workout that will give you amazing results. She stopped by to share moves using a stepper to help you get strong and stay strong.

Health Headlines: PTSD, Hand, Foot and Mouth and Pain Management   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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 To Top

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   Back To Top

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   Back To Top

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.