Health and Fitness
The death of actor Robin Williams has again raised awareness of depression and substance abuse, and a local mental health expert has advice for individuals who may be coping with depression or who want to help others deal with depression.
When Neena Tripathy and Wendy Balthazor were planning to run the Big Five Marathon in the Entabeni Game Reserve, a private game reserve in northern South Africa, they didn’t really expect to see much game on the course. Certainly not a lion, even though the marathon is named for the “big five” game animals in Africa: elephants, lions, leopards, rhinoceros and buffalo.
Kennekuk County Park will be busy in early September for the first Phases of the Moon Festival. But the beautiful park just north of Kickapoo State Park west of Danville also has plenty of activities going on today: 'Cheeseburgers and Fun,' the Howl at the Moon 8 Hour Run/Walk and the seventh annual Bunker Hill Run car show and Cruise to the VA. Here's a rundown on all the fun:
CHAMPAIGN — Asian tiger mosquitoes, which can carry the chikungunya virus, are turning up in Champaign County for a fourth summer in a row and have also been found in Vermilion County, public health officials said.
These mosquitoes that bite mostly during the daytime haven’t spread the disease in Illinois so far, officials said.
Good luck to the St. Jude Champaign to Peoria runners this weekend! If you are in downtown Champaign this evening, be sure to cheer them on. They’ll leave from downtown at 6 p.m. to start their run to Peoria. Here’s your list of races:
Friday, Aug. 1:
— Midnight Mayhem
Denise Warner of Tolono tried exercising to workout videos. She tried various group fitness classes. She tried an online beginning running program (for a month). None of it stuck.
Last December, Warner tried the Chix in Training fitness program in Savoy, at the suggestion of a friend. She hasn’t missed a session since she began.