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.

Kris Roach swears by the power of detox dieting. Fourteen years ago she suffered from Candida, a chronic gut-lining condition, and had forgotten what it felt like to be healthy.

Crazed moms on the go and mothers-to-be have dozens of local options for connecting with other parents, taking a little me time and finding healthier, simpler ways to live.

The bonds between performers are strong, but the bonds between theatre communities offstage can be even stronger. That tight-knit group is coming together to help Carl Lee, the director of marketing & theatrical programming at the Hennepin Theatre Trust, who has been seriously ill for weeks.

If you’d like to introduce your children to sushi, but don’t want to jump in the deep end with something like the Playboy Roll, check out the parent and child Sushi 101 class at Way Cool Cooking School in Eden Prairie.

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.

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