Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

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.

The Fit List

Looking for a race to do during the long holiday weekend? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Aug. 30-Sept. 1:
Rat Race

Carle Allergy Back-to-School 8-25-14

Carle Allergy Back-to-School 8-25-14: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with Amy Jessup, coordinator of Carle's Food Allergy program, about how parents, teachers and children can deal with food allergies as they go back to school.


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To Your Health: Recipes to kick off a new school year

By Leia Kedem

Everyone back on a normal sleep schedule? Check. New shoes broken in? Check. Backpacks fully loaded? Check. Frozen pizza for dinner? Wait a minute.

Positive results

When Paula Tatman enrolled in an exercise research program in June 2012, her greatest hope was that she would be able to walk down the aisle at her son’s wedding a year later. The Urbana woman had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004, and at the time she started the research study, she had great difficulty walking.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From the big cheese in Arthur to sweet corn in Hoopeston, staff writer Tim Mitchell's recommendations for the week ahead:


The Fit List

Apparentely summer has finally arrived. It’s going to be a hot and humid weekend, so be sure to take it easy and drink a lot if you are running or cycling. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Aug. 23-24:
C-U Across the Prairie

The Fit List

Looking for a race? Here’s your list:

Friday, Aug. 15:
Atwood Apple Dumpling 5K

Actor's death renews call to fight depression

The death of actor Robin Williams has again raised awareness of depression and substance abuse, and a local mental health expert has advice for individuals who may be coping with depression or who want to help others deal with depression.