Health

Five Tips For Staying Healthy During The Holidays

The holiday season is here. It began with a sugar overload on Halloween. Then came the daylong feast known as Thanksgiving. Now, in December and January come holiday parties, long days of shopping, trips to visit family and any number of disruptions to our typical routines. Nutrition suffers, workouts get postponed and extra pounds can […]

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Holistic Cold Remedies, Foods to Boost the Immune System

Photos by L.G. Patterson With the colder season approaching, it is the perfect time to stock your medicine cabinet with all the supplies needed for holistic cold and flu remedies. It’s also just as important to incorporate immune-boosting foods into your diet to be as preventative as possible. From bone broth to essential oils to […]

The Backyard Bustle: Take Your Full-Body Workout Outside

Photos by L.G. Patterson It has been an exceptionally hot summer, but thankfully backyard fun is here again. The first things that come to mind are barbecues, yard games and simply relaxing with friends and family. But what about workouts? Your backyard can provide the perfect setting for convenient and challenging training. The following eight […]

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The Best Ways to Add Nutrients to Your Favorite Indulgences

Photos by L.G. Patterson Healthy drinking — it’s hard to think the two can be talked about together because alcohol is toxic no matter how you use it, but there are ways to incorporate nutrients while enjoying an adult beverage. Alcohol in any form is going to be a toxin to your body. If you […]

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Growth Spurt: How to Pick the Best Early Season Produce

Photos by L.G. Patterson One of the best things about late spring/ early summer is the abundance of fresh seasonal produce. But picking — no pun intended — the top of the crop requires some savvy. We asked several local resources for tips on how to select the best early season bounty or successfully cultivate […]

Transplanting Hope

Transplanting Hope

Photos by L.G. Patterson Did you know that 33% of adults are at risk for kidney disease? And in the U.S. alone, more than 90,000 people are on waiting lists to receive a kidney. Meet two Columbia individuals: one who is critically seeking a kidney match and another who donated a kidney for her partner. […]

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Understanding Weight Loss

Photos by L.G. Patterson Have you ever heard the saying, “You can’t outrun a bad diet?” What about the idea that if you want to lose a pound of fat each week you simply need to eat 500 fewer calories each day? Here’s one of my favorites: if you want to lose weight, don’t do […]

Spring Rolls Combine Colors, Flavors of Season

When I think of spring dishes, I think of bright beautiful colors and flavors. One of my favorite spring meals to make for my family, friends and Nourish Café customers is spring rolls. I think of spring rolls as mini salad burritos, and I tell everyone that! They are so versatile too, for those picky […]

The R.I.G.H.T Exercise Program

It’s the time of year where you’re bombarded with ads for local gyms, infomercials that promise to get you in the best shape of your life and commercials touting effortless weight loss. With countless exercise programs out there, how do you know if yours is the right one? This is a challenging question, one that could […]

Seasonal Soups

In my family you either love or you tolerate soup season. My chicken noodle soup is my 5-year-old daughter’s favorite meal year-round, but my husband cannot stand too many days in a row that we have soup for dinner. I love that my three daughters enjoy soups because they are one of the easiest ways […]

In the Right Direction

Running is like a lot of sports and activities — it’s a great way to improve health, fitness and performance, but if performed too much or without care, it can also be risky. For both newcomers and seasoned runners, prioritizing health and reducing injury is the best way to ensure a fun and…

Fun in the Sun

Spring is here, which means warmer weather and a lot more opportunity for outdoor activity.  This is a great time of year to increase your physical activity while enjoying your favorite hobbies and sports. Most of us are aware that..

A Love for Local Greens

Spring is in the air, and seasonal produce is bountiful! I’m from Northern California, where farmers markets have been popular since I was young, and I was very pleased when I moved to Columbia by how many

Winter is Coming

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR INDOOR WORKOUT. For outdoor exercisers, the concern isn’t White Walkers. Instead, hikers, bikers, runners and the like need to watch out for freezing temps and slick surfaces. If you’re one of the many folks who has spent the last several months staying fit outside, you may be […]

Natural Immunity

Whether you’re concerned about catching the flu, a common cold, or the more-feared COVID-19 this fall and winter, there are preventative measures you can take to promote a healthy immune system.

Beyond Basic

At this time of the year, you’re more likely to feel motivated to exercise, and it’s not just in your head. Katy Milkman, host of the “Choiceology” podcast, often tells stories about her research on what’s been coined “The Fresh Start Effect.” Compared to normal, you’re more likely to feel most motivated after a birthday, […]

Smoke Screen

Gov. Mike Parson’s Youth Vaping Awareness Campaign has left Missourians with a lot of questions surrounding youth vaping. The main one: Is it really as prevalent as it seems? One in three teenagers is using at least one tobacco product, according to a National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) conducted in December by the Centers for […]

Diet 101

Losing weight doesn’t always mean eating healthy. A diet of carrots probably would lead to weight loss for a certain amount of time, but such a diet ultimately would result in nutrient deficiency and an unhealthy lifestyle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a healthy lifestyle includes a balanced diet that emphasizes […]

20 Ways To Get Fit in Columbia

Fitness has arguably never been more fun — or more innovative. We practice yoga with goats. We SoulCycle to beats by Beyoncé. We instruct Siri to start, pause and end our workouts. Hotshot companies such as Peloton and Mirror are revolutionizing our exercise equipment (and, for better or worse, going viral), inviting virtual personal trainers […]

Got Milk?

It’s officially hot cocoa season! It used to be that the biggest decision you had to make when it came to hot cocoa was toppings — marshmallows, candy canes, whipped cream or chocolate syrup. But now there is one more decision you have to make: What kind of milk should you use? Walk down any […]