Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

The Fit List

Here’s your list of races. Now go have fun!

Friday, July 25:
Deitweiller at Dark

UPDATED: Funeral director dies in parachute accident


CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign funeral home operator with an appetite for adventure and a larger-than-life personality died Tuesday during a parachute jump in Oklahoma, according to authorities in that state.

Boil order issued for Ogden after E-coli detected

OGDEN — A boil order has been issued for the village of Ogden.

E-coli bacteria was found in the water supply on July 21, officials said.

The Fit List

This week’s weather has been AWESOME. Here’s hoping we can hang onto that for a few more days ... Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of July 19-20:
Run for the Bagel

Courageous rider

The weeklong bike ride through Minnesota has been a summer tradition for Jeri Lake and her family, part of their lives since 1996. They have all ridden the Habitat 500 Bike Ride — a seven-day, 500-mile ride to raise money for Habitat for Humanity — at least once, and they’ve also volunteered as part of the ride’s support crew.

The Fit List

Happy Friday. Here’s your list of races for this weekend, and the next few:

Weekend of July 12-13:
Fisher Fair 5K

The Fit List

It’s the July 4th edition of the Fit List, coming at you a day early. Happy Fourth! Here’s your list of races:

Thursday, July 3:
Rockin’ the Runway 5K

Employers win healthy worksite designations

CHAMPAIGN — Six Champaign County employers have been named winners of Illinois Healthy Worksite designations.

The winners, announced by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, include Carle, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, the City of Urbana, Human Kinetics and Parkland College.

Taking to the air

The trapeze artists hang in graceful positions in the air, their toes pointed, supporting themselves on the trapeze bar by their hands or knees or ankles. Their movements are a combination of art and athleticism, such as ballet or gymnastics.

To your health: Think twice before hopping on latest diet bandwagon

By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension

Dr. Mehmet Oz — talk about a polarizing personality. I get questions all the time about the latest supplements and diets about which he's waxed poetic. Usually, I just roll my eyes at his outrageous claims and explain why they're not worth the time or money. But thanks to recent events, it's no longer business as usual.