Health & Wellness

Two women plank in a park

tudies show that outdoor workouts have multiple benefits, including boosting moods, releasing stress, improving self-esteem and increasing absorption of natural vitamin D, which takes a dive in the winter.

Helping animals has long been the mission of the Carver-Scott Humane Society (CSHS), but it took a more proactive approach when it launched the Fur Keeps program in December 2016.

There are few ballparks that are as beloved as the Chaska Athletic Field, home to the Chaska Cubs baseball team. The field, built in 1950, was determined eligible for the National Register of Historic Places 10 years ago. No other ballpark in Minnesota has that honor.

Emagine Entertainment is upping its game in Waconia in the form of six new revamped and renovated movie theaters that will hopefully bring the community out in droves to experience movie magic in the local theater.

Even during the cold winter, the Outdoor Center in Eden Prairie was open for families to hike through Staring Lake Park and view winter from more than just their backyards.

When Chaska Middle School West teacher Sean Bloomfield was a seventh grader, his grandfather passed away. One of the items that Bloomfield’s father inherited was a copy of Canoeing with the Cree, written in 1935 by newsman and writer Eric Sevareid.

This spring, kidsWATER, a sugar-free beverage targeted toward kids, is hitting local grocery store shelves.

It didn’t take Nate Shoemaker of Chanhassen long to realize baseball was his game. “My dad put a ball in my hand, told me to get out there,” he says, recalling he’s been a baseball player for as long as he can remember.

Every March, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum hosts a group of events called Maple Syrup Time, celebrating the seasonal collection of maple sap. The Sugarbush Pancake Brunch, held from 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Step inside Pinwheel Play, the new indoor park in Chanhassen just off of Highway 5 near Lake Ann Park, and it is clear you’ve entered a space dedicated to fostering play for young children.

As spring breaks, one of the best outings is a walking adventure. Book now for the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead Walking Tour on April 8 and 22. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

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