Connie Nelson | Star Tribune
Senior editor | Lifestyle

Connie Nelson is the editor in charge of the lifestyles coverage for the Variety section.

Intense Minneapolis workout helps you build strength – by keeping you off balance

A full-body workout, developed in Minnesota, uses unstable platforms to build strength.

Lake of the Isles jogger is waging running battle against trash

Tom Cousins is at Lake of the Isles almost every morning and almost every day of the year.

Readers say when it comes to book length, 'less is more'

Many long books are fine, of course, but folks don't like books that just go on and on.

Fall chores are part of living in Minnesota – do them now

A little bit of extra yard work this autumn will pay off in the spring.

Are you tired of reading 500-page-plus 'epic' novels?

Even if the stories and the writing can't support the length, bigger has somehow become better.

20 things you didn't know about Minnesota's famous Honeycrisp apples

Not only is the Honeycrisp apple celebrating 20 years of good taste, but the Minnesota-made favorite also is reminding us that it's thoroughly rooted in the North Star State.

Hate to work out? Eden Prairie gym has the workout for you

A new ungym-like gym delivers an effective workout for everyone — except gym rats.

What's a 'mindfulness triathlon'? Find out July 1 in St. Paul

To gear up for the Wanderlust 108 triathlon, you might want to practice something that can be harder than running: sitting still.

Twin Cities writer wants to help caregivers find 'balance'

Some tips on "Finding Your Joy in Compassionate Caregiving."

Photographer captures rare sight of baby owl climbing to safety in Twin Cities park

Who knew that owls could climb? When an owlet fell from its nest, the fuzzy little critter was driven by instinct to get home.