Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

This ride has its ups, downs

When Richard Harden first heard about the Hilly Hundred bicycle ride in Indiana, he was more than up for the challenge.

“A lot of people who are into cycling are like sled dogs. Put a challenge before them and they are panting and ready to go try it,” Harden said. “I heard there are a lot of steep, challenging hills and pretty scenery, and I said, ‘Sure, count me in.’ ”

Third annual breast-cancer walk set Tuesday at Danville VA

DANVILLE — The Federal Women's Program and Women Veterans Program will hold their third annual breast-cancer awareness walk and candlelight ceremony Tuesday at VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville.

Activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. Information about breast cancer, its risks and early detection will be available.

The Fit List

Fall running is the best! Get outside and enjoy your weekend. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Oct. 18-19:
Forest Glen Trail Run

Entertainment listings, Oct. 16-23, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

The Fit List

The Fit List is all about bike rides this weekend. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Oct. 11-12:
Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

Entertainment listings, Oct. 9-15, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

The Starting Line: Upgraded digs aiding UI wheelchair athletes

The training room where the University of Illinois wheelchair athletes worked out until recently was once part of the women's locker room. The converted space had room for six or seven rollers but little more, becoming so cramped when it was full of athletes working out that their everyday wheelchairs took up all the available floor space.

Leia Kedem: Pick reason to change, make it your mission

By Leia Kedem

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by reporter Erica Quednau of WCIA-3's "Current." The program, which airs after the "Morning Show," focuses on a different theme each day and centers its stories around that topic. Obesity was the topic for that coming Thursday, and would I be willing to share my experience?

Research programs on hold, but no signs of Ebola at UI

Two University of Illinois research programs designed to help farmers in Liberia and Sierra Leone have been put on hold this semester, just one of several ways the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has affected a campus thousands of miles away.

Meanwhile, the UI says no signs of Ebola turned up from its check of about 30 African students who arrived on campus in August.

Salt & Light reopening with changes after monthlong closure

CHAMPAIGN — When the Christian ministry Salt & Light reopens Monday after a monthlong closure, folks accustomed to going there for such things as food and clothing distributions are going to find some changes.

That includes a new thrift store, where people can come shop for clothing at their convenience, and a new food co-op with service work required to obtain food.