Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

The Fit List

Looking for a race to do during the long holiday weekend? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s your list:

Weekend of Aug. 30-Sept. 1:
Rat Race

To Your Health: Recipes to kick off a new school year

By Leia Kedem

Everyone back on a normal sleep schedule? Check. New shoes broken in? Check. Backpacks fully loaded? Check. Frozen pizza for dinner? Wait a minute.

Positive results

When Paula Tatman enrolled in an exercise research program in June 2012, her greatest hope was that she would be able to walk down the aisle at her son’s wedding a year later. The Urbana woman had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2004, and at the time she started the research study, she had great difficulty walking.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From the big cheese in Arthur to sweet corn in Hoopeston, staff writer Tim Mitchell's recommendations for the week ahead:

TODAY

The Fit List

Apparentely summer has finally arrived. It’s going to be a hot and humid weekend, so be sure to take it easy and drink a lot if you are running or cycling. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Aug. 23-24:
C-U Across the Prairie

The Fit List

Looking for a race? Here’s your list:

Friday, Aug. 15:
Atwood Apple Dumpling 5K

Actor's death renews call to fight depression

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.

Running in the Wild

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.

Weekend Update: Something to howl about

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:

Disease-carrying mosquitoes spotted in area counties

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.