Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Entertainment listings, Sept. 18-25, 2014

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

Christie sets flu clinics

CHAMPAIGN — Christie Clinic will hold public flu shot clinics from 7 a.m. to noon on Oct. 4 at all its locations.

Other public flu shot clinics will be offered at Christie Clinic at 1801 W. Windsor Road, C, at the following times and dates:

— 7 a.m. to noon Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.

Top of the Morning, Sept. 13, 2014

Things lean and mean STEVE WARNS won't do after finishing today's Crazy K at the Champaign County Fairgrounds (preview, B-1):

— Party. "I will be more interested in going to bed," he said.

— Show off a first-place ribbon. "Me and my knocked knees aren't going to set any records," he said. "But barring any major broken bones, I WILL finish."

The Fit List

Lots of races and rides coming up. Here’s your list for the next few weekends:

Weekend of Sept. 13-14:
Amish Country Bicycle Tour

Can you hang?

More than 100 athletes spent a day last weekend working out. They struggled to lift weights above their heads, jump as high as they could in 60 seconds of box jumps and run an agility drill.

Health officials see spike in local enterovirus cases

CHAMPAIGN — A spike in respiratory illness resulting from enterovirus hit at least one local hospital in recent weeks, and public health officials are preparing to notify area schools and day care centers.

To Your Health: What's the secret to winning the battle of the bulge?

By Leia Kedem

Dietitians don't always have the answers. We know what foods to eat and in what amounts for certain conditions, but it's not as cut-and-dried as just following the diet, especially when it comes to weight loss.

Parkland, Christie set seminars on healthy living

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College is joining with Christie Clinic Foundation to offer free seminars on getting and staying healthy.

Each will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m., with continental breakfast included, at Christie Clinic at 1801 Windsor Road, C.

They dates and topics are:

Oct. 2: Living in the now for optimal health.

The Fit List

So many fall races to choose from ... and the weather this weekend will make running more pleasant than it has been recently. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Sept. 6-7:
Arcola Broom Corn Festival 10,000

Researchers hope to give condiments a health boost

URBANA — Spices and condiments may be capable of doing more than beefing up the flavor of foods.

Researchers are working on fortifying some of these commonly used products, such as soy sauce and curry powder, to help make up vitamin and mineral deficiencies in developing countries around the world.