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.

Good little girls and boys met the Jolly Old Elf—or possibly one of his “helpers”—on December 16 at the Chaska Community Center.

There’s Survival—with a capitol S—and then there’s survival; you know, what it takes to get through your typical dreary winter day. We’re not talking about melting snow in a tin can over a fire.

Bird lovers of all ages met November 15 at the Lowry Nature Center in Victoria for an afternoon of bird banding.

Local ice skaters glided through an afternoon on November 16 at the Waconia Ice Arena.

In the midst of gusting winds and icy sidewalks—not to mention shoveling—sometimes it’s hard to remember we live in a winter wonderland.

It’s the time of year when our resolution to get into shape is put on the back burner yet again due to our busy lives. However, whether you have 15 minutes, a half hour or a full 60 minutes to commit to your health, learn how to increase your fitness while maximizing your time.

Whether you’re training for a marathon or training for the Olympics—or just working out to stay fit—an injury can be debilitating and disappointing.

The Eden Prairie AM Rotary Club’s Vino Classico with Beer Chaser event on October 11 at the Eden Prairie Community Center raised money for local and international Rotary projects.

Garden By the Woods in Chanhassen celebrated the season with a Fall Festival on October 18 and 25.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus are taking a break from checking lists and baking cookies for a special visit to Chanhassen. The couple plans to bring all their reindeer to the annual Chanhassen Rotary Breakfast with Santa.