Health and Fitness

4-H camp to reopen following illness outbreak

The 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello is expected to reopen next weekend after a sickness closed the camp this week.


Tigers on the prairie

Rob and Jennifer Kowalski learned about the Tigers on the Prairie running camp when their son Andrew had finished fourth grade. They thought it would be a way for Andrew to stay active in the summer and spend time with friends.


4-H campers sickened by norovirus; camp canceled for the week

MONTICELLO — The director of the 4-H Memorial Camp in Monticello said Saturday he felt he had no choice but to cancel the camp session scheduled to start Sunday after learning that it was norovirus that sickened campers and counselors.


The Fit List

Running, biathlons, triathlons, bike rides — take your pick. Here’s your list:

Weekend of June 14-15:
Lake Mingo Trail Run


Champaign duo launching diaper bank for area

CHAMPAIGN — If babies could talk, they'd probably say spending a lot of time in wet diapers isn't very comfortable. But for some babies, the family budget just doesn't stretch far enough for a dry day.

Joy and Susan George, a Champaign mom and daughter, are looking to come to the rescue by starting The Bottom Line Diaper Bank of East-Central Illinois.


The Fit List

I’ll be running around in the woods, trying to dodge the ticks and poison ivy, this weekend. But you can run a new 5K/10K in Arthur (and get free entry into the community pool afterward) or run a timed mile at The High School of St. Thomas More. Here’s your list:

Weekend of June 7-8:
Ty’s Dash ‘n Splash Memorial Run


Take the scenic route

Paul Ellinger has traveled throughout the U.S. and the world, for business and for pleasure. And some of his best sightseeing has been done wearing running shoes.

“I think it is a fascinating way to see things and sometimes explore things you’re going to do later on in the day,” he said.


To Your Health: Store shelves loaded with milk alternatives

By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension


Quick read packed with good advice for a healthy life

David B. Agus, M.D., the author of "The End of Illness" and one of the world's leading cancer doctors and researchers, is back with a second small but important book, "A Short Guide to a Long Life."


10 good reasons to get your hands dirty

By University of Illinois Extension

In our hurry-up, busy world filled with electronic gadgets, where does gardening fit in?

"The gadgets of gardening aren't flashy — a shovel, pruners, hoses and bags of seeds," said Martha Smith, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. "All are simple yet practical and guaranteed to bring satisfaction and sustenance."


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