Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Senior (building) boom

SAVOY — In a cozy, one-bedroom apartment furnished with some of their longtime belongings and family pictures on the walls, Ralph and Sue Ambler cuddle up next to each other on the couch and reminisce.

The Fit List

Don’t forget your costume for this weekend’s Allerton Trail Run! Here’s your list:


On a running high

One runner eagerly heads out the door for a 10-mile run, while his or her neighbor is done after 1 or 2 miles — or skips the run completely in favor of enjoying a cup of coffee.

To Your Health: October is month for apples to shine

By Irisha Clark

Did you know October is National Apple Month? Originally founded in 1904 as National Apple Week, it has since been expanded to the entire month. It is the only national, generic apple promotion conducted in the United States.

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Fall gives us the best running weather of the year, so get outside. The Fit List has your weekend races:

UI prof: 'Mandatory sitting' needs 'office revolution'

URBANA — Chances are you're sitting down while you're reading this.

Experts have warned we all sit too much — in our cars, on the job and at our homes — putting us at increased risk for disease and death. We know we need more time on our feet, but standing around the dinner table doesn't have quite the same appeal.

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Good luck to everyone running the Chicago Marathon this weekend!


Some young female athletes who are training hard to build strong bodies and be competitive in their sports could also be jeopardizing their health with their eating habits.

Young women training at a high level who don't eat enough calories lose body mass and bone density, putting them at risk for frail bones and fractures later in life.

The Fit List

Here’s your list of upcoming races and rides:


Health district offers school, sports physicals

CHAMPAIGN — If your child or teen still needs a school or sports physical, you can now get one from the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

The district has hired a new nurse practitioner for its Maternal and Child Health division, and is now able to offer this service to the public, district Administrator Julie Pryde said.