Women’s Health

Fruit Truck Strawberry Tour to Come to Columbia

A truckload of strawberries is coming to Columbia this weekend. From 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Saturday, enjoy fresh-picked strawberries straight from a Florida orchard. The Fruit Truck will be parked in the old Sears parking lot located at 2201 W. Worley St. People are encouraged to make a reservation since there are limited strawberries for walk-up […]


Clover’s Market Health Fair Set For This Weekend

Clover’s Natural Market is hosting its Health Fair this weekend. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, people can enjoy the wellness expo in the supplement departments at both Columbia locations, 2012 E. Broadway and 2100 Chapel Plaza Court. There will be vendor representatives from several different vitamin brands, including Solaray, Garden of Life, Solgar and Nordic […]

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Wellness Workshop to Help Balance Your Hormones

The Wellness Way in Columbia is coming to Nourish Café & Market for a wellness workshop. Starting at 7 p.m. March 23, Dr. Jeremy Maxwell is coming to Nourish to talk about hormones and thyroid health. During the presentation, participants can enjoy a glass of biodynamic wine, which is made by farming all components of […]


Springing Back Into Your Fitness Routine

It doesn’t quite feel like it yet, but spring is definitely on the way. We’ve changed our clocks and now have an extra hour of daylight to take advantage of! It’s amazing what a little bit of extra daylight can do for your mood and motivation. In the fall, when we turn our clocks back, […]

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How to Get the Most from Your Morning Jolt

Photos by L.G. Patterson At 15, I started my first real culinary job working for Starbucks in Sonoma County, California. Over the next three years, I worked at several locations around my hometown until I went off to San Francisco for culinary school. I loved working at Starbucks! All the delicious drinks, holiday specials, kind […]

Heart Month

Listening to the Signs: Zetas Urge Awareness During American Heart Month

As part of American Heart Month, one local group is urging area residents, especially women, to pay attention to their bodies and know what symptoms can arise. It’s an important message for Martha Tomlin-McCrary, who experienced her own trauma in 1995. After noticing shortness of breath and pain, unlike any pain she had experienced before, […]

Valentine’s Day Blood Drive to Save Lives

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving back to the community this year. From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at Columbia Safety and Supply at 1319 E. Boone Industrial Drive, you can give blood at the Valentine’s Day Blood Drive. According to the American Red Cross, one single blood donation can save more than one life, and should […]

Valentine’s Puppy Yoga to Increase Flexibility

Valentine’s Day may be over, but the festivities are continuing. Starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, head to Skylark Bookshop at 22 S. Ninth St. for a Valentine’s Puppy Yoga class by Sarah’s Yoga Studio and the Central Missouri Humane Society. Stretch your body with relaxing poses and cute puppy antics. While you learn about yoga, […]

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Take Up the Heart Month Movement Challenge

Dance class. Soccer practice. Cross-country practice. Track practice. Softball practice. As a child, my mom kept me busy. I was always on the move, whether it was an after-school activity or practice, or just playing outside. I always had something on the schedule and there was no screen time after school; we didn’t even have […]

COVID-19 Booster and Flu Vaccine Clinic Set For This Weekend

Get ahead of flu season this weekend by getting a COVID-19 booster or flu shot. Columbia Public Schools, MU Health Care and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services are hosting the clinic at Hickman High School from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. The updated bivalent Pfizer booster doses are available for children ages 5 and […]


The 12 Days of Nourish Café & Market Kicks Off This Week

The 12 Days of Nourish has officially begun, which means you have a chance to enter to win a giveaway each day. On Monday, Nourish Café & Market started the 12 Days of Nourish by giving away one pack of chocolate truffles. Today, Nourish is giving away any latte, while later this week, giveaways include […]

Winter Solstice Sound Bath to Soothe Your Mind

Before the hectic Christmas holiday, soothe your mind with a Winter Solstice Healing Sound Bath at Achieve Balance Chiropractic. The healing session is from 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 20, performed by Sarah Hoover. Let your body attune to the winter solstice through sound using crystal bowls. Let the noise soothe your mind, body and soul to […]

Women’s Support Group to Meet at Heat of Missouri CASA

Kingdom Konnections COMO, a nonprofit organization that helps connect, rebuild and strengthen families, is hosting a women’s support group tonight. Head to the Heart of Missouri CASA located at 105 E. Ash. St. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. tonight to build relationships with other women who have overcome obstacles in their lives at the Fix My Crown […]

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Flu Shot Events Set Up Around Columbia

It is that time of year to start preparing for flu season. Throughout October, MU Health Care is offering drive-thru flu shot events at South Providence Medical Park. The events will offer flu shots to adults and kids 6 months and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the month, including Oct. […]

It’s Time to Understand Your Feelings

Mental health is an important subject for all ages, and one local resource is waiting to help. From 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Daniel Boone Regional Library, parents are welcome to bring children who are enrolled in fifth to eighth grade to learn about mental health wellness strategies while engaging in a fun activity aimed […]

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‘Remembering Our Babies’ Walk Set for Sunday

People in Columbia are coming together this weekend to provide support, education and awareness about those who are suffering or have suffered a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, a stillbirth or the loss of an infant. At 1 p.m. Sunday, anyone is welcome to take part in the Remembering Our Babies walk at 551 E Southhampton […]

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Get Pumped for Zumba Class at the ARC

This week, anyone is welcome to join instructor Rebecca Maier for a Zumba class at the Activity & Recreation Center. From 8-9 a.m. Thursday, head to the ARC for a judgment-free, fun workout with the Columbia Zumba community. Maier started teaching Zumba in October 2018 while on a weight loss journey to improve her physical […]

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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 Wellness Way Columbia To Discuss Hormones

The Wellness Way Columbia is hosting a free online and in-person discussion on hormones Tuesday. This event, set for 6 p.m. at 2401 Bernadette Drive, is meant to help those who struggle with unbalanced hormones. This can lead to weight issues, sleep problems, headaches and irritability. While these symptoms are more frequently associated with women, […]

Turmeric Tasting Set For The End of September

Innate Health and Wellness has partnered with Raw Roots Turmeric for a tasting at the end of this month. From 6-7 p.m. Sept. 28, people are welcome to enjoy some of the turmeric products from Raw Roots, including lemonade, cooking pastes and more. According to WebMD, turmeric, a yellow-orange spice common in Indian, southeast Asian […]