Health & Wellness

Service options for a revitalizing day at the spa just doubled, thanks to last year’s opening of Metro Life Medspa in the heart of Plymouth.

For many Plymouth parents, a night out is a rare occurrence. So we set out to identify some of the easier ways moms and dads can step out on the town for interruption-free conversation at a sit-down restaurant.

Stand-up paddle boarding is for you: yes, you. Regardless of your age, fitness type or level of comfort in the water, you can enjoy—and succeed at—paddle boarding. As its name suggests, in stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), the participant stands on a board, much like a surfer would.

Suffering from insomnia? Read this for a quick cure: Stormwater runoff. Infiltration. Watershed management . Asleep yet? Now try this: Shrinking back yards. Stinky creeks. Flooded basements. Kind of wakes you up again, doesn’t it?

Do some laps at Lifetime Fitness Get busy toning your physique in the lap pool or sail down the slides in the leisure pool. Residents free; non-residents $30 or $15 with a member.

Thrill seekers get ready: Summer in Minnesota is a great time to get out on the water. Not only in a boat, but behind a boat, cutting a wake on a lake.

Plymouth is home to 1,200 acres of park land, 124 miles of trails, and numerous health clubs and recreational opportunities. With an abundance of resources right outside the door, summer is the perfect time to try something new or pursue that long-standing fitness goal.

Punxsutawney Phil be darned—this winter lasted a whole lot longer than any person or creature could have anticipated. If you spent the extra weeks of shoveling wishing it would all melt away, you’re in good company.

LuAnn Weiss loves capturing her children’s lives in pictures. Her 7-year-old daughter Lydia plays summer soccer, which offers many opportunities for memory-laden photographs. Last year, Weiss was at one of Lydia’s games when it began to pour.

“Adorable” and “adoptable” are practically interchangeable at the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley, where everyone is on a mission to find good homes and full bowls of chow for lovable furballs in need.

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