Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

For the retirees, May 28-June 3, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Top of the Morning, May 27, 2017 (w/video)

The next time she trains to walk 300 miles, Lindsey Yoder is going to order a customized T-shirt first.

"It's going to read 'No, I Don't Need A Ride,' " said her mom, Regina. "So many people stopped her and asked her if she needed one."

Block party/food distribution event set Thursday in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Coming this summer to a handful of Champaign neighborhoods: block parties with free groceries to go.

For the first time ever, the Eastern Illinois Foodbank and the Champaign Park District are getting together to host block parties and food giveaways in a handful of neighborhoods.

The first one will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Countrybrook Apartments in west Champaign.

Busey banking on fitness

About a year ago, Busey converted part of the first floor of its downtown Champaign office to a gym, complete with treadmills, ellipticals, weights and motivational messages on the walls.

Busey Wealth Management Assistant Vice President Bryan Snodgrass uses it several times a week.

Give it a TRI

Want to try a tri this summer?

To Your Health: Strawberries perfect for breakfast parfait

By BETH PERALTA

Seeing pints of strawberries is a welcome sight at farmers' markets! When they are in season, strawberries tend to be easier to find, taste sweeter and cost less than what we pay during the winter.

Eating strawberries fresh as a snack is a great way to enjoy this sweet fruit. They also work great in easy recipes, like our breakfast parfait.

30 Days, 30 Grads: Schlarman alum walking, talking a healthy lifestyle

LEBANON — Sydne Bryant never had to worry about the "Freshman 15."

The 22-year-old Danville woman stayed in shape throughout her undergraduate career thanks to her training regimen as a member of the women's softball team — first at Lincoln College, then McKendree University — and her own healthy eating habits and personal fitness routine.

Top of the Morning, May 9, 2017

Like so many others, Mahomet's Gary Matthews last week submitted a get-well message to Lou Henson via this page.

Like so many others, Matthews thanked Henson and his wife, Mary, for their time and compassion.

For the retirees, May 7-13, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Get ready to shred

Sara Haag has been mountain biking for about five years, starting shortly after she saw someone riding the tr