Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Kennekuk race to go on

DANVILLE — Kennekuk County Park got hammered with 8 inches of rain on Sunday, and more rain could fall throughout the rest of the week.

But the rain — and lots of mud — won't stop a few hundred people from lacing up their running shoes and running this year's Lake Mingo Trail Race on Saturday.

Family Life: Easy tips can help with memory

By Chelsey Byers and Molly Hofer/University of Illinois Extension

This month I would like to feature an article from my fellow Family Life Educator, Molly Hofer. Molly and I are both very interested in brain health and brain research. She has recently written this article about prospective memory.

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Rally precedes start of Relay for Life

CHAMPAIGN — The American Cancer Society is inviting everyone to stand along Champaign's Crescent Drive, from Kirby Avenue to John Street, at 11:30 a.m.

Sex-ed documentary, panel discussion set

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District and the Coalition for Comprehensive Sex Education will offer a free screening of James Houston's 2009 documentary "Let's Talk about Sex" at 6 p.m. today at the Art Theater Co-op, 126 W. Church St.

Writer shares her weight-loss journey

"It Was Me All Along" is a weight-loss memoir by Andie Mitchell, a freelance writer and blogger who lost more than 100 pounds in her early 20s. In her revealing story, Mitchell shares the stress of her childhood and how she learned to use food to comfort herself until she developed an unhealthy relationship that led to the scale registering 268 pounds.

Latest round of restaurant inspections finds buffet of violations

A Champaign restaurant received one of the worst health inspection scores on record after inspectors found dried meat and blood on its wall in April.

Inspectors closed Ichiban Buffet, located at 105 N. Mattis Ave., for a week after it received a score of -56 out of 100 on its April 27 health inspection.

Wellness trail construction scheduled

MONTICELLO — Construction on the Kirby Wellness Trail, a one-mile paved trail around the Kirby Medical Center campus, is set to start later this month, CEO Steve Tenhouse said.

Along for the ride

It's biking season, and in the past few weeks I've been trying to get in as many bike rides as possible. I often ride with a group, where I have the luxury of following the route the ride organizer has planned for us.

The Fit List

Looking for a race or ride? The Fit List has you covered.


Technology helps boost heart health at SJ-O

ST. JOSEPH — Nearly 80 percent of St. Joseph-Ogden High School's PE students are in better shape now than they were in the fall.

That's all thanks to some new technology and some innovative teachers who worked to incorporate a new heart rate monitoring system into daily lessons at the school.