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.

Most of the boats coast slowly through the water. Some drift from side to side, proving that nature is always more powerful than man. Some move fluidly. One even sinks. And one zips past like a torpedo, much to the crowd’s delight.

While no one wants to spend too much time thinking about worst-case scenarios, a little planning makes it easier to care for pets in an emergency, like a fire or natural disaster. Here are some important things you can do to set up your own Pet Disaster Plan.

After its wildly popular debut at gardens, zoos and arboretums across North America, the award-winning, record-breaking, nature-inspired sculpture exhibit made entirely of LEGO is making an appearance this summer at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

We had a blast celebrating the winners and nominees in our annual Best of the Southwest Metro readers’ choice awards on February 5 at the Lafayette Club in Excelsior.

For the past 34 years, the Eden Prairie Community Foundation has supported local nonprofit organizations by giving away more than $1.5 million in grants.

An Ice Castle in Eden Prairie’s Miller Park provided a much-needed respite from cabin fever this winter.

Even if you haven’t read the best-selling book or seen the movie, starring Reese Witherspoon, that’s based on the book, chances are you’ve at least heard the name Cheryl Strayed in the past few years.

It took only one trip to the Hyland ski area for Eden Prairie native Alicia Tong to unlock her potential as a world-class competitive snowboarder.

We all know that reading to young children is good for them—proper exposure to literacy at a young age boosts communication, speech and logic skills.