Health & Wellness

The skyline of Yokohama, Japan.

When it comes to family vacations, the paths not typically taken can lead to the most interesting and fulfilling excursions.

Natalie Webster's dogs Odin and Koa

For my job, I spend too much time sitting at my computer cranking out social media content for local businesses or columns. Like a lot of desk-sitters, I know I need to take more breaks to stand and walk. I tried using an app that reminded me to walk around every hour.

An X-boat sails on Lake Minnetonka during a yacht race.

For the first time since 2006, Lake Minnetonka will be home to the exclusive youth regatta that crowns the national sailing champion every year.

A salt cave therapy room at The Whispering Cave.

The Whispering Cave calls itself a “sacred salt sanctuary,” and it’s a place for clients to connect with their bodies—including all of their senses.

A shot of the Minneapolis skyline at sunset, with the Stone Arch Bridge in the foreground.

A staycation is friendlier on the wallet, while still doing the mind and body good.

A woman bikes during a Minnesota summer.

Minnesotans live for the summer. Every year when the days get longer and sunnier, our spirits begin to lighten, too.

A football player holds a NoSweat liner for their helnet.

NoSweat liners can be easily adhered to the inside bands of baseball caps, hard hats, football and hockey helmets, and more.

Hannah and Natalie Van Ochten, two sisters and Minnetonka High School grads now pursuing medical careers.

Hannah and Natalie Van Ochten take parallel paths in their careers to help others.

Three boys hold a walleye they caught from Lake Minnetonka, thanks to the help of the Westonka Walleye Program.

The Westonka Walleye Program has added thousands of the state’s official fish to Lake Minnetonka since 2012.

Sun-safe bracelets made by Excelsior tanning salon The Glow Lounge.

May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and Excelsior resident Mollie Michura, owner of The Glow Lounge, wants to make it easier for you to practice sun safety—not just in May, but all year round.

A painted turtle sits in the grass on a sunny day.

This is the season Minnesota turtles are on the move, making their way up from wetlands to lay eggs.

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