Health & Wellness

The humble yet oh-so-delicious doughnut is having a serious moment in the spotlight right now and lucky for us, local options abound for sprinkled and spiced, glazed and gourmet, plain and piquant pastries—and everything in between.

Looking for a creative way to spend time with your kids and teens? How about an escape room adventure?

After a year of fundraising, Excelsior’s Minnewashta Elementary School has a fantastic new playground. It’s a challenge course style, and one of just 22 across the country so far.

Looking for the perfect way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day? Jog over to the annual Luck O’ the Lake 5K, organized by the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a run with family and friends along the shores of Lake Minnetonka, and through downtown Excelsior and Greenwood.

Deephaven resident Beth Allen might know everything there is to know about monarch butterflies.

The return of spring also means the return of migrating songbirds. Carol Chenault, a Minnetonka resident and manager at All Seasons Wild Bird Store in Minnetonka, shares some of her favorite spring birds.

You have to wonder if there’s something in the water—Lake Minnetonka’s water, perhaps?—because Minnesota has been home to an especially impressive number of Olympic athletes.

In the world of exercise and fitness, high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has become, well, a hit. A body of recent scientific research has shown HIIT to be the most effective way to burn fat, improve endurance and build strength.

Talking with someone for the first time can go in a few directions—conversation can feel stilted and forced, or words can flow with ease and topics take pleasant turns like a gentle breeze. An interview with therapist Tammie Rosenbloom yielded the latter.

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