Health & Wellness

A row of Christmas trees at a Christmas tree farm in Woodbury

The University of Minnesota Extension's horticulture experts offer a few tips for picking the perfect tree this year.

A new puppy sits under a Christmas tree.

Welcoming a puppy or dog into a family is a big responsibility. Being prepared will get everyone off to a good start.

A woman drinks water to keep her hair, skin and body healthy during winter.

This weather wreaks havoc on our bodies (especially our skin and hair) in sometimes unexpected ways.

Rhonda Habel flexes at UpLift Guided Fitness in Woodbury

UpLift Guided Fitness member Rhonda Habel's fitness journey can be summarized in one word: restarting.

Margaret Wachholz's tartan tablecloth

There are so many things to do this time of year: concerts, work parties, entertaining—an exquisite yet exhausting sensory overload. So, it’s not a bad idea to stop and collect ourselves over a beer or a coffee.

The Woodbury High School football team charges onto the field before a game.

Despite a rocky start to the season, the Woodbury High School football team bounced back for their second straight conference title.

Two children on the court at Little Spikers tennis clinic.

Cure cabin fever with seasonal kids' activities from the Woodbury Parks and Recreation Department.

Tamarack Nature Preserve stewards, from left, Dana Boyle, Pete Grasse, Jackie Cronin, Kerry Bieze and Stephanie Wang.

Hidden gem Tamarack Nature Preserve helps connect locals to their environment.

A dog looks at an ornament on a Christmas tree.

The holidays are here, and it’s important to keep dogs in mind—it can be a dangerous time of year for them.

Polly and Dennis Kegler

Polly Kegler has been a runner, and an aerobics girl, but now, at 75, she’s a lifter at UpLift with a changed attitude about health that has made all the difference.

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