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Healthy Life: Nutrition fuels fitness

Whether you work out every day, on weekends or occasionally, eating well can help you prime for a better workout, perform at your best during a workout, and recover after a workout.

Healthy Life: What to look for in the grocery store

Label reading seems like it should be one of the easiest things to do. The only thing on the label is the name of the product, the nutrition facts label, ingredients, and sometimes fun facts like low-sodium or heart healthy — making this easy, right? Wrong!

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Ready2Eat: Have kids help cook to avoid picky eating, make healthy choices

Did you know our taste buds change as we age? Something we used to hate may now be something very delicious! That’s why we should always be willing to try.

Frugal Foodie: Why eat breakfast? There are many reasons

Why should we eat breakfast? There are many reasons why we need to eat in the morning.

Healthy Life: Simple ways to cut sugar

Excess sugar intake can be a major weakness for many of us. Attempting to cut back on sweets takes effort and commitment but is a great choice in living a healthy lifestyle.

Mammogram van to give breast cancer screenings in Missouri

A new mammogram van is scheduled to visit various Missouri counties this year to give breast cancer screenings.

University of Missouri nursing school gets $20M for study

The nursing school at the University of Missouri has received nearly $20 million in federal funds to expand research that has already reduced hospitalizations among nursing home residents in the St. Louis region.

Healthy Life: Sprouted grains: A healthier choice

Have you tried sprouted grains? If not, you are missing an opportunity to pack in vital nutrients!

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Dining Wild: Give delightful, nutritious nettles a try

Nettles are not only tasty but very nutritious and can be used in recipes that call for spinach.

Healthy Life: Technology for healthy eating and weight loss

There are multitudes of apps, websites and books claiming to be the answer to your weight loss or healthy eating questions. After years of working with clients, there are a few technological tools that my clients and I find very helpful with weight loss and eating better.

Obama turns attention to growing opioid abuse problem

The trajectory of opioid deaths in the United States is trending in the wrong direction and has to be moved to the top of the federal government’s radar screen along with the threat of terrorism and promoting a strong economy, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

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Home Grown: Local sauerkraut producer discusses benefits of fermented foods

Dan Kuebler has spent 26 years growing some 50 varieties of vegetables on his 30-acre farm near Ashland. Over the past three years The Salad Garden has narrowed its focus, producing many of its fresh ingredients specifically for one food product: sauerkraut.

Healthy Life: Become a flexitarian: a unique approach to healthy eating

A flexitarian is someone who actively incorporates meatless meals into his or her lifestyle but does not identify oneself as a full-fledged vegetarian.

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Lightning strike makes 2 students poster boys for CPR kiosks

Matt Lickenbrock and Sean Ferguson are the poster boys for the rollout of CPR-training kiosks at airports, and for good reason.

Healthy Life: Wake up to something delicious

Have you ever awakened excited to breakfast? If not, you probably haven’t found a quick, go-to breakfast yet.

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Ready2Eat: Try a ‘new’ vegetable, kohlrabi, as a chip

Kohlrabi isn’t something typically found in the grocery store. However, it’s easily found at farmers market or at stores like Root Cellar in Jefferson City.

Healthy Life: Brown-bag lunches to save time, money, calories

If people can change their habits by bringing brown-bag lunches, they can save themselves hundreds of calories and dollars.

Frugal Foodie: Spring clean your diet

Spring is in the air! Not only is it a good time to start on spring cleaning, but it is also a great time to clean up your diet.

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Studies add more evidence of Zika’s risk to pregnant women

The Zika virus may be linked to a wider variety of “grave outcomes” for developing babies than previously reported — threats that can come at any stage of pregnancy, researchers reported Friday.

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Let your boss track your fitness, get an Apple Watch

You know you need to exercise more, but there’s always next week, or the week after. To entice you to stop procrastinating, your company or insurer might soon reward you for wearing a fitness device to track your steps, heart rate and more.