Women’s Health

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Participate in Lizzy’s 6th Annual Walk of Faith at New Location

Columbia is gearing up for the highly anticipated 6th Annual Lizzy’s Walk of Faith 5K Walk/Run, but it’s at a new location this year. Starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, walk for a cause at Bethel Park to honor Lizzy and other children who have battled childhood cancer while raising funds for pediatric cancer research and […]


Main Squeeze Makes Changes to its Business

Main Squeeze in downtown Columbia has made some big changes to its business. According to an announcement on Facebook, owner Leigh Lockhart says after 25 years of running a busy food-based business, Main Squeeze no longer offers food. “While my support for cruelty-free eating has never been stronger, my passion for running a busy food-based […]


Finding Self-Care in Regular Activity

Back to school. Fall sports. After-school activities. Football tailgates. There are so many things that September brings, including the start of fall. While the feeling of a fresh start can be rejuvenating, it also can be stressful to add so many things to the to-do list. Maybe you are a parent, juggling the schedules for […]

Learn to Save a Life at Naloxone Education and Distribution Event

Next week, participate in the Save a Life: Naloxone education and distribution event. From 1-2 p.m. Aug. 15 at MU Boone County Extension Office, 1020 N. Highway UU, learn how members in the community can help to prevent opioid overdose deaths through the use of Naloxone, also known as Narcan, which is a drug that […]

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Free Event to Help Balance Your Hormones

Learn how to balance your hormones at a free event next month. On Sept. 5, Achieve Medical Center is hosting a free Bioidentical Hormone Optimization event for people to learn and talk about how hormones affect everything about your health. If you are unsure if your hormones are imbalanced, common symptoms include reduced mental focus, […]

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Group Run to Help Train For Heart of American Marathon

Train or run for fun this weekend at the Devil’s Ice Box. The Heart of American Marathon and Columbia Track Club are hosting this 17.2-mile run starting at 6 a.m. Saturday. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are training for the HOA marathon or relay, and if you want to run more than 17.2 […]

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Make Memories at Mommy & Me Pure Barre Class

Pure Barre Columbia is planning another Mommy & Me Barre class at Tiny Town Play Café at the end of the month. On Friday, Pure Barre Columbia had its first Mommy & Me Barre class at Tiny Town Play Café, but there is another opportunity at 4 p.m. July 28. Tickets are $5 per person […]

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Lifestyle Change Meeting Set For Wednesday

This week, join in on another lifestyle change meeting hosted by the Defense Against Diabetes. From 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at 613 N. Providence Road, begin your journey to better health. Since April 19, Defense Against Diabetes has been hosting these meetings once a week. According to the event page on Facebook, the classes are scheduled […]

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Orangetheory Columbia Hosting Spirit Week

Get into the spirit this week by wearing a different color every day at Orangetheory Columbia to celebrate its five-year anniversary. Yesterday, participants were asked to wear gray, while today, participants should wear blue; Wednesday is green; Thursday is orange; Friday is red; and Saturday is the day for any Orangetheory gear. According to Orangetheory […]

Eatwell Market to Host Moon Yoga Throughout the Year

Try out a new yoga class at Eatwell Market Columbia in the parking lot throughout the rest of the year. Moon Yoga is coming to Eatwell starting from 9-10 a.m. Saturday for a 45-minute all levels yoga class. Light refreshments will also be provided by Eatwell Market for participants. If you can’t make it this […]

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Nourish Café & Market Collaborates With New Chef This Summer

Nourish Café & Market announced a new collaboration for the summer. On Monday, Chef Gaby Vera Weir, who is a private chef, culinary instructor, school lunch activist and recipe developer/columnist for Feast Magazine, started creating new dishes at Nourish. Weir will be making two new bowls throughout the summer using organic, nearly all locally sourced […]


The Benefits of a Morning Routine

Does anyone else find it easier to get into a morning routine in the summer months? For me, the sun coming up earlier is motivation to get up and get moving. Of course, the birds chirping outside my window are early risers too. Sometimes, my morning routine might be a cup of coffee on my […]

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Raw Roots Turmeric Brings Back Product to Benefit Your Skin

Raw Roots Turmeric, LLC has re-released face packs with an improved formula to benefit your skin. All the different packs contain natural herbs from Raw Roots’s farm, enhanced with aloe vera and more. Customers can now purchase the neem face pack, an anti-acne formula, the turmeric face pack meant for skin rejuvenation and the ashwagandha-tulsi […]


Learn to Relax with Lavender This Spring

Located at 20601 N. Rangeline Road in Centralia is Battlefield Lavender, the largest lavender farm in Missouri with more than 2,400 plants. And now with warmer weather in sight, people can visit the beautiful farm during its spring hours of 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Lavender is used in natural remedies for sleep, reducing blood pressure […]

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Clovers Natural Market Adds New Healthy Spring Items

A locally-owned natural grocery store has new items for spring. Clovers Natural Market has two locations in Columbia, one on Forum at 2100 Chapel Plaza Court and another at 2012 E. Broadway. At the Forum location, customers can now try new healthy items for the spring season, including Mary Ruth’s supplements, Take Haven body care, […]

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Enjoy The Outdoors at the Spring Wildflower Walk

If you’ve been itching to move your body outdoors after the long winter, you and your family have the perfect opportunity this month. From 10 a.m.-noon April 19, explore the spring wildflowers with a free, fun Spring Wildflower Walk at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. Get a workout in with a good hike, enjoy nature […]

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, […]