Health & Wellness

The cold doesn’t need to cramp your style. Grab your friends and family, some long underwear and a thermos of hot chocolate, and make your way to any one of the outdoor ice rinks in the neighborhood.


Just because snow has blanketed the roads and the temperature hovers around a brisk 20 degrees doesn’t mean you should be trapped inside.

Turned off by tanning beds? Tired of one-size-fits-all spray tan booths? If so, set up an appointment with Melanie Richards, owner of the new GLOW Mobile Airbrush Tanning.

Cupping, acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine are a few of the modalities that Nikki Vanecek uses to treat her patients at the newly opened Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Clinic in Wayzata.

Want to add more oomph to your ‘do? Look no further than the professionals at Sil‘Vie Hair Studio in Wayzata. Owner Sylvia Zderchuk wanted to incorporate a unique angle to her salon, so she became an expert in hair extensions.

When Paula Warford moved with her family to Wayzata last year, she quickly noticed something missing.

Last February, a concerned parent of two Orono students questioned the school district on what she thought was a lack of healthy foods on its lunch menu.

Suzi Forst never imagined it would be so hard to go bald. “When I was first diagnosed with cancer, I thought it would be the least of my concerns,” says Forst. “I don’t believe I was truly prepared for how much you associate your identity with your hair. It’s such a defining characteristic.

As fall gently slips into winter, the chilly weather may lessen the incentive to move anywhere besides your cozy couch.

Since October is National Women’s Health Month, we spoke with Dr. Andrea Messina, OBGYN, from the Park Nicollet Clinic in Minnetonka for a few healthy living tips to keep us fellow women out of the doctor’s office: