Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

No running from trouble

It was a hot, humid, mid-July morning, and when Scott MacAdam of Champaign finished his 6-mile run, he didn’t feel very good at all.

Jim Nowlan: Why do we so rarely talk about depression?

My friend Beth Smith asked me to write about this. Beth is community health educator for the Henry-Stark County Health Department. She has personal family experience with what I discuss.

I feel a bit self-conscious, but here goes.

The Fit List

Fall racing season is here! Enjoy! Here’s your list of races.


Campus EMTs train on real life-saving tool

CHAMPAIGN — Treating a life-threatening allergic reaction often can't wait on the availability of a pricey EpiPen. But if you'll be attending an event on the University of Illinois campus, it won't have to.

Pedaling the Outback

Steve Hankel of Savoy is a seasoned long-distance cyclist who enjoys the challenges of cycle tourin

The Fit List

It’s the Labor Day edition of The Fit List. Enjoy the long weekend, wherever you’re racing.


New med school's goal: Bridge gap between clinical care, research

CHAMPAIGN — What will there be in the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine for the community?

Think of it as the critical bridge connecting clinical care and research, and expect to see a boost in research that could lead to exciting developments in medical care down the road, according to Carle executives.

Christie Clinic seeking patients for national dementia study

CHAMPAIGN — Christie Clinic is seeking patients to enroll in a new national study to help determine whether a certain type of brain scan is useful in diagnosing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

Try to keep up

URBANA — Every day Judy Snyder gets up at 4 a.m., power walks for 2 or more miles and returns home to stretch and work her abdomen and back muscles.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays she also plans the choreography for her early — 8 a.m. — low-impact aerobics class at the Phillips Recreation Center in Urbana.

The Fit List

Here’s your list of races for upcoming weekends: