Health & Wellness

When Neil Wagner was growing up in Eden Prairie, he shared a dream with countless American kids: playing major-league baseball. Unlike most of his young teammates, he’s now getting the chance to live that dream.

The southwest metro is home to many beautiful beaches, from triathlon-friendly lakes and rustic, natural stretches of sand, to clay-hole swimming dives and chlorinated ponds. Here’s the scoop on where you can enjoy those lazy summer days this year. Chanhassen Lake Ann Beach on Lake Ann1456 W.

Is there anything more serenity-inducing than gliding across the water on a sunny, summer day? Minnesotans have traditionally used boats, canoes or kayaks to achieve that state of summertime zen. But a new method is quickly gaining in popularity: stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).

From ear infections and respiratory conditions to colic and bed wetting, local chiropractors offer a whole host of treatments that can ease childhood ailments. “Symptoms are a way for the body to alert us to an underlying cause,” says Dr. Chandra Miller of Chaska Family Chiropractic.

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers horticultural therapy to groups of people with physical or learning differences to help them break out of their shells and garden outside. Dr. Jean Larson has been working with the program for over 20 years. (The program was a) “natural fit for me.

Even plants are catching the health bug. Prolific Plant Probiotic (P3) offers a supplement to keep your plants as healthy as possible this gardening season.

Gina Michaels was a fresh graduate of the University of St. Thomas and contemplating “what’s next?” when she found herself working out a lot at a 9Round kickboxing and fitness club in her hometown in Wisconsin.

We’ve all come head-to-head with that all-familiar ache. You know the one. Maybe it hits you after a long day at work or after a glass of red wine. Maybe it creeps in when pollen and dust begin drifting through the summer breeze.

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