Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

'Good open water opportunities aren't plentiful'

Runners, swimmers and cyclists trained togethe

Cholesterol improves in U.S. kids despite high obesity rates

CHICAGO (AP) — Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys, yet only half of them had readings considered ideal.

Overall, 7% of kids had high cholesterol in surveys from 2009 to 2016. That was down from 10% a decade earlier. In children, high levels mean 200 or above and ideal measures are below 170.

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Buildup of 'zombie cells' may play role in aging

NEW YORK (AP) — Call them zombie cells — they refuse to die.

As they build up in your body, studies suggest, they promote aging and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems they bring.

Robbie Balenger's transcontinental run

When Robbie Balenger arrived in Tuscola on Tue

Marathon co-directors continue to look for ways to adapt, improve

CHAMPAIGN — The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon could add a mile run next year to the marathon and relay, half marathon, 10K, 5K and youth run.

"The mile would be a straight shot on Green Street," said the races' co-director, Jan Seeley.

Also, there could be minor changes to the course because it has to be recertified every 10 years.

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Marathon weekend is here.

How to be a good Illinois Marathon spectator

Marathon weekend is a few days away, you have

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