Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Entertainment listings, July 26-Aug. 2, 2018


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Stressed? Unplug before you go outside

You’re sick of sitting at your computer and decide to go outside for a break.

It’s a natural impulse, especially in these mild summer months, and it makes sense. Research shows being in nature helps restore your brain’s ability to focus.

From beginners to regular runners

Lisa Travis joined Second Wind Running Club’s

To Your Health | Savor your summer with fruit salad

What fruit says summer more than a juicy, sweet slice of melon? Typically in season between June and September, melon varieties like cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon tend to taste best (and cost less!) during summer months.

Rosecrance plans merger with Iowa-based agency

ROCKFORD — Rosecrance, the mental- and behavioral-health treatment agency that acquired both the former Community Elements in Champaign and the former Prairie Center in Urbana, is looking to merge with Iowa-based Jackson Recovery Centers.

Entertainment listings, July 12-19, 2018


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Champaign Park District's mini-triathlon moved up to avoid conflict

CHAMPAIGN — Multi-sport athletes won't have to choose between annual Mahomet runs and Champaign's mini-triathlon after all.

Champaign Park District board members moved the date of the 36th annual mini-tri from the first week of August to this Saturday, eliminating a direct conflict with the Mahomet half-marathon, 10K, 5K and fun run.

Entertainment listings, July 5-12, 2018


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What: Block party fun. Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 6.

Where: Johnston Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

Quick learner

When Joshua Pierce arrived in the United State

Community Wellness | Patience, trust key to peaceful family meals

Eating meals as a family has many positive benefits for kids and adults. This is especially true when it comes to health.

Meals give parents time to talk and connect with their kids. They can also be used as a time to teach about healthy eating habits, like proper portion sizes, tasting new foods and stopping when full.