Health & Wellness

A woman applies sunscreen to her young son's back.

When we think of cold, flu and illness, images of winter come to mind. But Lori Skallerud, M.D. at Southdale Pediatrics, says parents can’t let their guard down in the summer.

When most people think of winter sports, their minds usually go to hockey, skiing or even indoor basketball. For Kellen Chapuran, however, winter means snocross season. Kellen’s father, Mike, used to race snowmobiles back in his early 20s and had always hoped his son would want to race, too.

“I don’t know how I got the goalie bug,” says Steve Carroll, owner of Carroll Goalie School (CGS).

Some people consider camping strictly a summer activity. But since most Minnesotans aren’t afraid to get outdoors in the wintertime, camping should be no exception. Edina’s Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Boy Scout Troop #123 knows how it’s done.

It’s been reported that each year one in three Americans over the age of 65 will suffer a fall. It can be easier to slip and fall in winter. Steps and roads are slippery. Sometimes snow covers ice on sidewalks. And bad weather can make it harder to see.

This is it, the year you’re going to shed those unhealthy habits and emerge fitter, stronger and feeling so much better. We’re going to help you get started with advice from three local wellness experts. Through education and experience, Angie Bartness, owner of Physical Culture (v), Dr.

Students at CorePower Yoga in Edina line up to take classes with Lindsey Ronning and Kyle Wilman. Both teachers are popular and experienced.

If the expression “Just relax” stresses you out, there’s help. Trained professionals in Edina provide both the most current and the more traditional relaxation services, with results that last long after your appointment.

Facials and Massages

Weight loss programs vary in cost, intensity of counseling, calorie restriction and exercise demands. One type of program differs significantly in that it involves physician-guided use of prescription drugs.

A Better Way Health Center

Tyler Nanne has always dreamed about playing hockey for the University of Minnesota. After deciding to transfer from Ohio State due to medical reasons, Nanne is glad to be back in his home state and able to carry on the tradition of being a third-generation of Nanne Golden Gopher hockey players.

Robert Grace, owner and operator of Be Graceful Bakery & Catering, started his small business in 2013 after working for five years at Kraft Foods as a sales manager. He began by catering box lunches for the Minnesota Department of Education.

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