Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Let's get tracking

Want to know not just how fast you ran your last run, but also how your pace compared to last week's or last month's run? Whether your heart rate was higher or lower than when you ran that distance last year?

To Your Health: Detoxing the myths of so-called cleanse diets

By Leia Kedem

Cleanses and detox diets take many shapes and forms, but are similar in that they claim to remove toxins from the body and cause drastic weight loss. Many people even report high levels of energy and euphoria as well as feeling more spiritual overall. Sounds good, right?

PODCAST: Carle's Dr. Brian Wheatley on vascular health 1-26-15

PODCAST: Carle's Dr. Brian Wheatley on vascular health 1-26-15: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the Carle vascular surgeon about vascular health and treatment options.

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Runners symposium scheduled

CHAMPAIGN — The next Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon is three months away, but runners planning to enter can sign up now for a free educational event to help them get ready to compete.

Free health checks offered for those 60-plus

WESTVILLE — Adults 60 and over will be offered free health checks starting next month through Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation's Faith in Action program.

The Fit List

Last week's Fit List had races through the weekend of Feb. 7-8, but I've got one addition for you swimmers: an upcoming master's swim meet in Danville. Here it is:

Dr. Richard Goding - Christie Orthopedic Surgeon 1-14-15

Dr. Richard Goding - Christie Orthopedic Surgeon 1-14-15: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the Christie orthopedic surgeon about new Verilast knee replacement technology and other orthopedic issues.

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Ready to roll

Many runners use a foam roller to increase flexibility or relieve the tension of tight muscles. But when and how you use a foam roller makes a difference in how effective it can be.

The Fit List

Happy New Year! Ready to run? Here’s what I’ve got for the next several weeks:

Weekend of Jan. 10-11:

Illinois’ Version Fat Ass 50