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.

With the arrival of summer comes the firing up of grills, the application of sunscreen and the return of avid golfers to their beloved pristine greens.

At the Lowry Nature Center in the Carver Park Reserve, the old adage holds true: Birds of a feather flock together.

Sampling new wines surrounded by beautiful scenery is definitely part of the charm of visiting Minnesota wineries, but local wine connoisseurs also savor learning about the stories behind the wine.

Matt Udermann knew he wanted a record-breaking something. He and his team, including his now-wife Krista, brainstormed a few ideas—world’s largest baseball, post-it note, license plate. But after Udermann found historic ties of mustaches in Chaska, the World’s Largest Mustache was created.

The Donut Dash 5K, benefitting Eagle Ridge Academy in Eden Prairie, is May 7 at Purgatory Creek Park.Celebrate the start of summer with these three fun runs (or walks!), which help raise money for local schools.

Kim Lewis had thought about plastic surgery for years. She even Googled “breast reduction surgery” on WebMD looking for answers. “It’s not one of those things you talk about with your girlfriends over coffee,” she says.

The 2016 season marks Valleyfair’s 40th anniversary, and the theme park is celebrating with a return to its roots.

Eden Prairie Women of Today rang in 2016 with the third annual Fresh Start 5K on New Year’s Day at Purgatory Creek Park in Eden Prairie. Every year, proceeds from the event go to local youth scholarships.

The similarities between Eden Prairie and Welcome, a fictional town from Maud Hart Lovelace’s One Stayed at Welcome, are a bit uncanny.

When people walk or drive past Rae Ann Prasnicki’s former front yard in Victoria (she’s recently moved), she hopes they double back to take a second look. The garden has a new feature that will deliver an important punch. “I hope people stop and ask questions about rain gardens,” Prasnicki says.

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