Health & Wellness

Glamping in the backyard

Backyard camping is a timeless experience, but it is also a lengthy process. Hours of time are spent setting up the tent, blowing up the air mattress and gathering all the pillows and sleeping bags for just one night under the stars.

Those words—happiness and beauty—are vague. I am not sure if it is a direct sensation from our five senses or a hard-to-define emotion. I think it is more of a state of being, which can encompass all the things that happen in life.

Beginning a new workout program is challenging sometimes. Making the time to work out, creating a flexible schedule and setting goals is difficult enough, but include the muscle soreness that comes with adjusting to that new workout, and it may be difficult to remain on track.

Keep pets safe, golden dog

With many Minnesotans sticking closer to home during the pandemic, folks have been looking for inspired ways to use their newfound time and engage in socially-distanced endeavors. For some, that meant welcoming pets into their homes— some for the first time.

Through a fun and supportive environment, boys and girls in grades 5–11 have the chance to progress their skills during the spring and summer seasons.

ONE NEW BASKETBALL LEAGUE, Opportunity Basketball, is committed to developing better players, teammates and decision makers. Through a fun and supportive environment, boys and girls in grades 5–11 have the chance to progress their skills during the spring and summer seasons.

Autism

FOR PARENTS RAISING A CHILD WITH AUTISM, it may at times feel isolating—but they’re far from alone.

When was the last time you found the patience or the humility to truly listen to someone who does not share your views?

Your wellness level depends on consistently getting in a basic workout. But how you approach your workout program will determine whether it upgrades your health or causes an issue—the exact opposite of your intention.

Illustration of exercising brain

“I can do it,” I always say. But getting the motivation to exercise every day can be challenging. Luckily, it gets easier over time and is directly linked to significant neurological payoffs that last for decades.

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