Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Come along for the ride

Lorrie Pearson started bike commuting 10 years ago, on Bike to Work Day. She was living in the Washington, D.C., area at the time, and she worked for an organization that was helping plan Bike to Work activities.

"We were encouraged to participate. I thought, if I can do this one day, I can do it again," Pearson said.

To Your Health: Summer meals program provides important service

By Irisha Clark

Summer break for school is almost here, which means the homework and tests are almost over for the students. What is also almost over is school-provided meals.

5 faces behind the scenes of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon

Somebody has to run next weekend's Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon operation while everybody else is running. We found five faces who keep runners and spectators happy.

Sounds good

Pat Mills is a veteran runner, but for the marathon he'll be Mr. Music.

Allerton gets boost from couple's donation

MONTICELLO — A major project to protect natural areas at Allerton Park is getting a big boost from a family whose own property is full of trails and trees.

Allerton Park will dedicate the Ward and Diana McDonald Family Trails today.

These are the folks who make the race RUN

Longtime runner Bill Thornhill looks forward to the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon every year, even though he's never run the race. Thornhill has been a course volunteer since the first year of the marathon, when he was hoping the new event would be a success.

It's Your Business: Helping on journey to fitness

A new studio that offers personal training and Pilates workouts has opened on Champaign's north side.

In February, owner Casey Coon launched 217 Pilates and Personal Training LLC, located in the 217 Medical Center Campus at 1806 N. Market St.

The Fit List

I’m heading to the River to River Relay this weekend. I have friends headed to Boston for the marathon on Monday.

The Fit List

I can tell it’s spring when the race calendar starts filling up. So many races to choose from. Here’s your list:

The path to peace

Although Larry Adelston has been a runner for several decades, the Christie Clinic Illinois 5K and half marathon later this month are the first two races he has ever entered.

To Your Health: 'Brain breaks' can improve students' productivity

By Irisha Clark

Children need to be active throughout the day. And it is getting harder and harder for our schools to make this possible. With the greater demands for increased instructional time, decreased recess and lack of funding for physical education teachers, it is hard for schools to get the students moving.