This weekend’s races include the Carle Resolution Run, rescheduled from earlier this year due to weather. Here’s the roundup:
Weekend of March 1-2:
— Carle Resolution Run
This is a 5K run/walk on Saturday, starting from the Carle Forum in Urbana. The race is stroller- and pet-friendly (but pets need to be leashed).
Brian Moline talks to Carle's Registered Diatician about the causes of diabetes and what people can do to deal with the disease.
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Aaron Pike’s training and racing for marathons usually consist of pushing along roads, often surrounded by Illinois cornfields.
This winter, he’s traded that for sliding on the snow.
Pike is one of three University of Illinois athletes who are trading in their wheels for skis to compete in the Winter Paralympics in Sochi, which begin March 7.
By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension
As Americans, we pride ourselves on having freedom of choice. We can choose whom we vote for, what to wear, where to travel and so on. Importantly, we can also choose what to eat.
Or can we?
CHAMPAIGN — Want to have a gymnasium named after you? That'll be $125,000.
A track in your honor? A relative bargain at $75,000.
Act now, and you can even get your name on one of four new scoreboards for the low, low price of $5,000. Champaign Park District operators are standing by.
CHAMPAIGN — You thought the love would last forever, and now your heart hurts so much you can barely breathe.
A broken heart can mend over time, to be sure. But sometimes when love hurts, you need to get to a doctor without delay.
Intense emotional reactions and major stress can bring on broken heart syndrome, a condition that can mimic a heart attack.
This yoga class takes place in a gym, on a tiled floor beneath a basketball hoop, rather than at a yoga studio. The mats are padded gym mats instead of the usual flat, sticky yoga mats.
The doors in the building are locked, with staff buzzed in and out.
CHAMPAIGN — Carletta Donaldson was a smoker for nearly four decades, until a landmark birthday coming up galvanized her to say "enough."
"I was just tired of smoking," she recalls.