In the past few years, omega-3 fatty acids have become nutrition superstars in the arena of heart health. Fish oil supplements are probably best known for being rich in omega-3s — you can find capsules, pills and even gummies on the shelves.
But do you really need that supplement? Could you be putting your health at risk by taking one?
I’d love to be running the mile in St. Joe tonight — sounds like a lot of fun — but I’m headed to Springfield to hang with Abe. If you’re doing one of the triathlons over there on Saturday, be sure to say hi.
If you’re not, head out to St. Joe tonight and see how fast you can go for a mile. It’s for a good cause — the entry fee goes to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
I’ve been doing more triathlons in the past couple of years. I enjoy them, but for a relative novice, race day is a little nerve-wracking. Especially when I see the other competitors with their wetsuits or trisuits, and their fancy bikes with the aerobars. I ride a 26-year-old bike that doesn’t even have clipless pedals!
By Dave Shiley, University of Illinois Extension
By University of Illinois Extension
Summer outings followed by days of itching discomfort can be avoided, said Rhonda Ferree, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.
"Knowing more about poison ivy and how it grows might help you avoid rash problems later," Ferree said. "Remember the old adage, leaves of three, let it be!"
Have a good weekend running or riding or whatever activity you choose. I’ll be doing a little of both, with some swimming thrown in too. And here’s your list of races.
Weekend of July 20-21:
— Run for the Bagel
This race includes 10K and 5K runs, a 5K walk, and a 1-mile run (timed or not timed — you choose). They are on Saturday in Mattoon.
Maybe you’re thinking about getting into mountain biking or triathlons. Maybe it’s time to upgrade from the three-speed bicycle you’ve been riding since middle school. Or maybe you want a higher-quality bike that will make riding with other cyclists more enjoyable and comfortable.
With all the options available, how do you choose the right bike for you?
URBANA — Medicare payments at Presence Covenant Medical Center could be interrupted after July 30 because the hospital was found to be in violation of a federal law intended to guarantee access to emergency medical care regardless of the patient's ability to pay.
By Beth Peralta
Sloppy Joe sandwiches. Egg skillet for breakfast.These items are not usually what we think are "healthy foods." However, for veterans in the MOVE! Weight Management Program at VA Illiana Health Care System (VAIHCS), healthier versions of the above are the star attractions in several upcoming cooking classes.