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.

by Michael Lewis
recommended by Andrea Smith
For those of you who either love the insider’s view of major league baseball or those who enjoy seeing conventional wisdom debunked. Real people make great characters.

Bruce Helmer, the Chanhassen author of Real Wealth: How to Make Smart Money Choices for What Matters Most to YOU and host of Your Money on WCCO-AM since 1997, shares tips for staying cool through tax season.

Amidst peoples’ predilections for juicy steaks and perfectly-grilled burgers, seafood doesn’t always get the attention it deserves.

When it comes to snapping a great photo, there’s little that can deter Deb Zeller, a Victoria artist by trade and photographer by hobby. She shot “The Walk Along Deer Run 10th Tee Box with Chevalle in the Background” in the midst of last year’s long winter.

Families enjoyed an afternoon spent learning about Amphibians at the Lowry Nature Center in Victoria on December 1. All photos by Henry Hendricks.

When Ridgeview Medical Center opened its emergency and urgent care department at Two Twelve Medical Center three years ago this month, it estimated that it would receive about 13,000 visitors during its first year of operation.
Instead, it received 28,000.

O, winter! How we love thee. Well—most of the time. Minnesota’s favorite season isn’t always so kind to our skin, as most of us spend our days hopping between heated buildings and freezing outdoor temperatures. Dry skin is a familiar winter problem, but what about sun damage?

“I want to come to a place that doesn’t have ‘Great,’ ‘Super,’ or ‘Fantastic’ in its name,” explains Debbie Mundahl, of Preserve Barbers, as I sit in her chair for my first haircut performed by an actual barber.

Snowshoeing at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Has post-holiday cabin fever set in yet? In December, I was overscheduled, and in January, I purposely under-scheduled. It was a few weeks of bliss, but now I'm getting antsy.