Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Climbing facility to open this spring

URBANA — Alex Bragg and Kris Schmarr plan to open an indoor climbing facility in Urbana this spring.

The facility, known as Urbana Boulders, will be located in a former auto repair building at 1502 N. Cunningham Ave. and will feature 14-foot climbing walls, Bragg said.

A new adventure

The American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race is sometimes described as a marathon on skis. And as with the marathon, it's the people you meet along the way that is a huge part of the fun.

Parkland offers free program on anxiety

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College is offering a free program to the public next month on the symptoms and treatment of anxiety.

The information session, which will include a video and panel discussion with mental health professionals, will be held noon to 1 p.m. March 4 in room D244 on the main campus.

To Your Health: What to consider before going 'nuts' for coconut

By Leia Kedem

All these grey skies have most of us craving a tropical escape — white sands, palm trees, the sweet scent of coconut. Luckily, the latter's surge in popularity has led to the release of scores of coconut products. Coconut oil, milk, water — the (sunny) sky's the limit. And based on what you may have heard, the health benefits of coconut could be just as limitless.

PODCAST: Carle's Faith Roberts and Elizabeth Angelo

PODCAST: Carle's Faith Roberts and Elizabeth Angelo: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with Faith Roberts and Elizabeth Angelo about Carle's Magnet Designation and Nurse Residency Program.

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CBS Radio's Barry Bagnato on Peanut Allergies

CBS Radio's Barry Bagnato on Peanut Allergies: Play now!

New research shows that it may be possible to prevent peanut allergies in young children.  Barry Bagnato has more.

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Feeling SAD? Here's help combating winter blues

By Chelsey Byers

I have a sign on my office door that reads: Take me out — sun needed.

The amount of sun I get, or rather the lack of sun, can and does affect my mood during the winter months. There is a real condition related to the amount of sun one takes in; it is called seasonal affective disorder.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

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It's Your Business: Shops coming to redeveloped Carriage Center

Starbucks is coming to South Neil Street in Champaign, and so is Panchero's Mexican Grill.

The coffee shop and restaurant will share a building at 2009-2011 S. Neil St., C, just north of the entrance to the newly redeveloped Carriage Center, said Tim Harrington of Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty.

SOMETHING'S SCREWY

You need to get in your long training run for this spring's Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, but the roads and sidewalks are covered with snow that has become packed and icy. You can't bear to run 16 miles on a treadmill or around a small indoor track.

How to stay safe on the roads in bad weather conditions? Screw shoes.