Health and Fitness

The Fit List

I love it when there are triathlons and bike rides to post, as well as running events. Good luck wherever you are racing. Here’s your list:

Weekend of May 31-June 1:
Running of the Rams

The Fit List

It’s a holiday weekend, so you have three days on which you can race. Lucky you! Here’s your list:

Weekend of May 24-26:
Memorial Day 5K

Staying Safe in the Sun

When Craig Neitzel watches his daughter and her Centennial High School teammates play tennis, then wipe the sweat off their arms and faces between sets, what he sees is this: “They’re wiping off sunscreen they just applied 10, 15, 30 minutes ago.”

To Your Health: It's grilling season: Let's be safe out there

By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension

The Fit List

There’s going to be some good running weather this weekend, so you better get out to Lake of the Woods and run Buffalo Trace. Here’s your list for the next few weekends:

Weekend of May 17-18:
Buffalo Trace Trail Race

Skin cancer screenings offered at Frances Nelson

CHAMPAIGN — Free skin cancer screenings will be offered later this month through Frances Nelson Health Center, 819 Bloomington Road, C.

Screenings will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. May 21.

It isn't necessary to be a patient of Frances Nelson to get a free screening, but appointments are required by calling 217-356-1558.

Speaker to discuss link between brain, stomach

CHAMPAIGN — If you've ever felt sick from fear, or uplifted by eating a treat, you already know there's a connection going on between your stomach and your brain.

Here's a chance to find out more about the gut-brain connection and how it happens.

The Fit List

There are lots of good local races this weekend. So hard to choose! You can’t go wrong with either Not Your Average Joe or Kirby Derby. Pick a race and go run and have fun. Here’s your list:

Weekend of May 10-11:
Not Your Average Joe Race

Pole fitness. Seriously. It's quite the workout.

CHAMPAIGN — If you walked into Cassie Palmer's Champaign apartment, you might be surprised to see in her living room a floor-to-ceiling pole.

She's not a dancer at a strip club.

Free health screenings set Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — Free health screenings and education will be provided from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through mobile units in the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District parking lot, 201 W. Kenyon Road, C.

Some of what will be included will be blood pressure screenings, body mass index checks, radon and West Nile virus prevention education, financial health information and prizes.

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