Health and wellness

Happy New You

January in Minnesota is tough. The new year and its attendant resolution-making (and -breaking) increase our focus on getting healthy, starting good habits and dropping old ones, while our emotional reserves are already depleted from holiday stress and overindulgence, not to mention the cold, the slush and the lack of sunlight.

Thankfully, there are several local options for kick-starting your wellness regimen that are all about balance and rejuvenation, helping you look and feel your best, inside and out. Combining the best of modern science, ancient

All in the Family

Dr. Charles Crutchfield Sr. and Dr. Charles Crutchfield III are two of Saint Paul’s best known physicians. Dr. Crutchfield Sr. has delivered more than 9,000 babies in his career as an obstetrician and gynecologist. His son, Dr. Crutchfield III, is a dermatologist with a renowned practice who is the team dermatologist for the Minnesota Wild, the Timberwolves, the Vikings and the Twins. He has written a children’s book to help parents teach the importance of using sunblock and is a guest expert on TV and radio shows.

Winter Warm-up

The yearly Securian Winter Run brings a half-marathon, a 5K and a 10K to the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, drawing about 1,600 runners to raise money for the Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation. On January 28, runners can check in at the Securian lobby, check out the vendors, including Captain Ken’s Chili, and pick up a complimentary mug and dry-weave T-shirt. Dress for this year’s winter-inspired costume contest, bearing in mind last year’s record high of 42 degrees.

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