Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Marcus Jackson/About Town: Kinsey Institute prof's in high demand

URBANA — A few minutes after giving a pair of speeches to anthropology students at Davenport Hall on the University of Illinois' campus, Justin Garcia sat down to unwind after requesting a Diet Coke.

Entertainment listings, May 4-11, 2017


This weekend


What: Uniformed re-enactors, representing Allied and Axis units as well as civilians from 1939 through 1945, will gather at the Bunker Hill Historic Area. View living history displays, public battles, tactical skrmishes and more at this free event.

Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker / Family Life: Volunteer opportunities all around


As part of our community wellness effort, this month, we want to talk about the importance of volunteers.

Bike to Work (or Campus) Day set Tuesday

Tuesday is the day to leave the car at home for Bike to Work (or Campus) Day.

Ten welcome stations across the community will be open from 7 to 10 a.m. offering free snacks, coffee and Bike Month 2017 T-shirts to cyclists.

Entertainment listings, April 27-May 4, 2017


This weekend


What: The Asian American Cultural Center celebrates Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with this annual family-friendly festival showcasing a variety of Asian cultures through food, art, performances and activities.

When: 1 to 4 p.m. April 29.

Walking (and talking) the walk at the Illinois Marathon

Several years back, when my knees were younger, I ran the 5K in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.

It was a family affair, a challenge we undertook with a friend and her two kids. My son and I trained and ran together (yes, some of us have to build up to running 3 miles) and my younger daughter ran the 1K.

A family finish

Laila and Solomon Geht have made a tradition of coming to the University of Illinois campus each April for the Christie Clinic Illinois M

Marathon guest speaker a legend at going the distance

CHAMPAIGN — The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon has a guest and speaker who has run a couple of the most famous long races ever.

Dick Beardsley matched favorite Alberto Salazar almost stride by stride in 1982, one of the last Boston marathons dominated by American runners — the "duel in the sun," which Beardsley lost by seconds.

Marathon pacer poised for milestone in C-U

CHAMPAIGN — One of the great luxuries of running in the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, or most marathons for that matter, is having a group of pace runners whom you can run with to reach your time goal.

All women should get tested for cancer gene, says scientist who led discovery

URBANA — The scientist who led the discovery of genes responsible for 15 percent of all breast cancers says every woman age 30 and over should be tested for those genetic mutations, regardless of family history.