Health & Wellness

This 1930s-style postcard uses a collection of images from the Edina Historical Society.

According to legend, the naming of Edina in 1888 stopped just short of bloodshed. On one side were the Scots, who favored Edina, a nickname of the Scottish capital Edinburgh. On the other were the Irish, who argued for Killarney Lakes, to honor their native country.

A public library inside a movie theater seems an unlikely partnership, but Morningside residents found both types of entertainment at the Westgate Theater on Sunnyside Avenue from 1937 to 1973.
   

Edina’s top sixth-grade traveling boys basketball team won the state title in 2012, but the hoopsters left an impression on coach Deon Richardson when they set out to defend it as seventh-graders.
    

If it plays in the Big Apple, it must play in Edina, too. Pilates ProWorks, New York City’s best Pilates studio according to Citysearch, opened its 10th location nationwide this fall in Centennial Lakes Plaza.

It’s fall, and the golf season is winding down, with only a few more opportunities to hit the links.

Concord, an IT business support company owned by three Edina residents, has lit up Edina with pride. By donating a state-of-the-art baseball scoreboard to Courtney Field, the owners, Stuart Nutting, Jeff Northrup and Chris Davis, have shared their business success with the entire community.

With rising health care costs and a population of baby boomers who aren’t getting any younger, the role of consumer education and preventive care for Edina’s senior citizens is more important than ever. While Fairview Southdale Hospital has long been recognized for its world-class stroke, heart

The distance between home plate and the pitcher’s mound is 60 feet and 6 inches, but the gap between when pitcher Rob Wassenaar’s right arm rocketed strikes and when manager Bruce Barron called the hit-and-run to lead the Edina American Legion baseball team to the 1983 state title is a much grea

If you haven’t yet heard about pickleball, you need to get hip to the fastest-growing sport in the nation. Despite its silly-sounding name, pickleball is a compelling, vigorous and altogether addictive sport.

Many Edina employers have implemented workplace wellness initiatives to promote healthy habits. A healthy work environment can reduce health care costs associated with risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, tobacco use and inactivity.

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