Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Health officials see spike in local enterovirus cases

CHAMPAIGN — A spike in respiratory illness resulting from enterovirus hit at least one local hospital in recent weeks, and public health officials are preparing to notify area schools and day care centers.

To Your Health: What's the secret to winning the battle of the bulge?

By Leia Kedem

Dietitians don't always have the answers. We know what foods to eat and in what amounts for certain conditions, but it's not as cut-and-dried as just following the diet, especially when it comes to weight loss.

Parkland, Christie set seminars on healthy living

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College is joining with Christie Clinic Foundation to offer free seminars on getting and staying healthy.

Each will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m., with continental breakfast included, at Christie Clinic at 1801 Windsor Road, C.

They dates and topics are:

Oct. 2: Living in the now for optimal health.

The Fit List

So many fall races to choose from ... and the weather this weekend will make running more pleasant than it has been recently. Here’s your list of races:

Weekend of Sept. 6-7:
Arcola Broom Corn Festival 10,000

Researchers hope to give condiments a health boost

URBANA — Spices and condiments may be capable of doing more than beefing up the flavor of foods.

Researchers are working on fortifying some of these commonly used products, such as soy sauce and curry powder, to help make up vitamin and mineral deficiencies in developing countries around the world.

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