Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Just 1 question: What's important about nutrition?

DANVILLE — This week, 15 Danville schools students are sharpening their culinary chops at "Cooking for Success," the school district's first culinary camp for Kids.

At the starting gate

Joe Bails and his father Bill rubbed shoulders with track and field's elite recently, watching the best in the country vie for a place on the U. S. Olympic team bound for Rio.

To Your Health: Homemade salsa the way to highlight fresh tomatoes

By Beth Peralta

Tomatoes are starting to pop up in Illinois. Have you tried one yet this season? A tomato always seems to taste better, crisper, and more flavorful when in-season and grown close to home.

Health Alliance getting out of Medicaid managed care business

URBANA — Health Alliance Medical Plans will drop out of the Medicaid managed care business, at least for Medicaid-only clients, at the end of the year.

Danville COPD program expanded to C-U

A therapy program for patients with the chronic lung disease COPD that's seeing some success in Danville is being expanded to Champaign-Urbana, according to Presence Health.

Study: UI students don't pay much attention to nutrition info

URBANA — Evidently, the majority of University of Illinois freshmen and sophomores eating at campus dining halls do not care how many calories or how much fat, carbohydrates and protein might be lurking in their food, according to a new study by UI researchers.

BEAT THE HEAT

Brandon Smith of Mahomet doesn't mind running in the heat and the sun. He usually runs the Freedom 5K on the Fourth of July and is one of the top finishers. He's run the Mahomet Half Marathon on country roads through cornfields in mid-August. And he ran the Lake Mingo Trail Run in Kennekuk County Park earlier this month in 90-degree heat.

To Your Health: School may be out, but healthy living shouldn't be

By Irisha Clark

The children are out of school, and we want them to have a healthy summer break.

Research has shown that sometimes, children gain weight two times faster in the summer than during the school year. Here are some tips to keep children healthy this summer:

Under the moonlight

The evening of the full moon in May offered something of a family adventure for Stephen Wald of Urbana, his wife Rachel Whitaker and their sons, 9-year-old Jesse and 7-year-old Peter. They biked along country roads under the moonlight with a large group of cyclists, with the boys fueled by the anticipation of ice cream and staying up late.

Carle building on schedule in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — Work on the new Carle orthopedics and sports medicine building in south Champaign is moving along on schedule, a Carle official said Tuesday.