Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Essentia Health Offers FREE Lifestyle Change Classes

Guest post by Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. Currently, 1 out of 3 individuals have pre-diabetes — but 9 out of 10 times people don’t know it. Pre-diabetes involves blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diabetes. An individual with pre-diabetes can delay or… Read More Essentia Health Offers FREE Lifestyle Change Classes

Brainerd Lakes Area, Gardens and Outdoor spaces, Health + Wellness Features

The Intrinsic Value of Gardening and the Top 12 Reasons to Garden!

Like we mentioned in our Up North 2018 Healing Gardens Tour, gardening is more than food-producing and hobby-inducing. And the growing gurus at Landsburg Landscape Nursery of Brainerd couldn’t agree more and were kind enough to give us their thoughts on The Intrinsic Value of Gardening and the Top 12 Reasons to Garden. Enjoy! Time for some… Read More The Intrinsic Value of Gardening and the Top 12 Reasons to Garden!

Back to School, Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

The Most Important Part of Back-to-School… Eye Exams!

Guest post by Dr. Kristel Schamber Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. As much as we hate to admit it…summer is waning and autumn is on the way. And with this season comes another predictable fact of life; back to school! As the stores fill their shelves with brightly colored pens, notebooks, and… Read More The Most Important Part of Back-to-School… Eye Exams!

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Going Beyond “Just Tomatoes” with 5 Fresh Salsa Recipes!

Guest post By Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health, one of the Up North Parent Sponsors. The heart of summer brings delicious fruits and vegetables from our gardens, farmers markets and the overflowing produce departments at local grocery stores. Salsa is a popular way to capitalize on these riches and here are… Read More Going Beyond “Just Tomatoes” with 5 Fresh Salsa Recipes!

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

Don’t Forget to Sunblock Your Eyes This Summer!

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Contrary to popular belief, one size of eyewear does not fit all. In fact, many of the patients at Lakes Area Eyecare treat their glasses like they do their wardrobe. They have a pair they like for work, for home, for the weekends,… Read More Don’t Forget to Sunblock Your Eyes This Summer!

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features, Money, Parenting, Shopping Features

Cub Foods Grocery Delivery | Favorite Brands Brought Right to Your Doorstep!

This post is sponsored and brought to you by Cub Foods, one of the Up North Parent Advertisers. Picture this: it’s been a ridiculously long day. You are tired, your feet hurt, and all you want is your pajamas and a cup of tea. But wait! You need groceries in the worst way or you… Read More Cub Foods Grocery Delivery | Favorite Brands Brought Right to Your Doorstep!

Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features

Essentia Health Receives State Breastfeeding-Friendly Recognition

Guest Post written by Essentia Health; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Brainerd, Minnesota — Essentia Health St. Joseph’s-Brainerd and Baxter Clinics have been named Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for their contributions to the health of working mothers and their babies. Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center was also recognized with this… Read More Essentia Health Receives State Breastfeeding-Friendly Recognition

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

May is Healthy Vision Month | Smart Tips to Keep Your Peepers Healthy

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. May is Healthy Vision Month! What does that mean? This annual event is a national eye health observance that was established by the National Eye Institute (NEI) in May 2003. NEI is part of the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States… Read More May is Healthy Vision Month | Smart Tips to Keep Your Peepers Healthy

Brainerd Lakes Area, Essentia Health, Health + Wellness Features, Self Care + Wellness

A Free App that Helps us Make Healthier Choices at the Grocery Store

Written by Bonnie Brost, licensed and registered dietitian at Essentia Health; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Food shopping can be confusing. More than 20,000 new products are introduced into grocery stores every year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. These products come in eye-catching wrappers and offer health claims to entice us to… Read More A Free App that Helps us Make Healthier Choices at the Grocery Store

Brainerd Lakes Area, Health + Wellness Features

Time to Reinvent your Eyestyle at Lakes Area Eyecare

Guest post by Lakes Area Eyecare of Baxter, MN; one of Up North Parent’s Sponsors. Do you need to reinvent your eyestyle? After all, you are what you wear! From jeans and a t-shirt to chic fashionista outfits, there’s no reason your eyewear frames should miss the mark when creating a memorable look. And let’s face it;… Read More Time to Reinvent your Eyestyle at Lakes Area Eyecare