Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

The Fit List

The weekend starts with the Trail Glo 5K out at Allerton. I hear it’s going to be fantastic! The fun continues with the half marathon and 10K on Saturday morning. Here’s your list of area races:

Friday, April 10:

Entertainment listings, April 9-16, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

AG DAY 2015

Walking tall

Toni Wendler of Monticello has always wanted to be active, but it hasn't been easy for her.

The Fit List

It’s spring -- time to run a race! Here’s your list:

Weekend of April 4-5:

Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

Doctor to discuss healthy aging

CHAMPAIGN — Physician/author Dr. Roger Landry will speak about aging in a healthy way April 7 at the Champaign Country Club.

The public is invited, but reservations are required, according to Clark-Lindsey Retirement Village, which is hosting the presentation along with Busey Bank.

Cool Runnings

Wendy Balthazor and Neena Tripathy ran a marathon in a place most people will never lay eyes on, accompanied by penguins, glaciers and some epic, shoe-sucking mud.

The Champaign women ran the Antarctica Marathon on March 9 — their fifth continent in a quest to run a marathon on all seven continents.

Bill would bar drivers from smoking in cars with minors

SPRINGFIELD — Motorists would not be allowed to smoke while operating a vehicle if a minor is in it, according to a bill approved by the Senate Public Health Committee Tuesday.

To Your Health: Boost brainpower with familiar foods

By Leia Kedem

Do you blame your aging brain for forgetting someone's name? Billions of brain cells can get bogged down with age, making it harder to keep up with cognitive demands like remembering where you left your car keys. Or whether your friend's cousin is named Dave or Dan.

The Fit List

Start your weekend off right, with a race. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Feb. 21-22:

Mountain Goat

Family life: It's time to give your brain a boost — get moving

By Chelsey Byers

One of the most renowned researchers in the area of brain health is Dr. Art Kramer, Director of Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. When he was asked what are lifestyle habits that we can execute to improve our brain health his reply was to ...

— Be active by engaging in 30 to 60 minutes of aerobic activity three days a week