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Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 04:11 pm
From the Women’s Suffrage March of 1913 to serving in Congress, the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., have served both their communities and their nation. The group, formed in 1913 by 2...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 11:32 am

Alonso Travis died waiting for help

You may recall Alonso D. Travis, even if you never knew his name.He was the guy who hit you up for money on downtown sidewalks and store parking lots along Jefferson Street and on North Grand Avenue....
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 05:42 pm

Don’t wait. Make time for weights.

Move. It’s one of the simplest things that humans innately do on a day-to-day basis. So how come more than 70 percent of Americans are sedentary? We were made to be constantly moving, but there ...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 03:59 pm
Brian Moore of Springfield is not your typical doctor. Instead of relying solely on medicine, he believes in being physically fit, and teaching patients that fitness is key to health. At age 54, he is...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 09:44 am

Yoga as a way to relax into self-discovery

I was lying on my back during the visualization exercise. The teacher we brought in from Detroit had the “yoga teacher” voice; you know, the calm, quiet, melodious voice. I had just eaten ...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 08:55 am

Finding wellness in relationships

This is an abridged version of a talk delivered Nov. 17 by Kathryn Pearson at the Sangamon County Medical Society’s Physician Wellness Conference. How are food, money and sexuality related to ou...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 06:33 am

Local doc gets fit so that his patients will, too

Lately, Dr. Craig Backs’ patients have been asking him if he’s all right. Backs lost more than 50 pounds over the past few months, but he’s not fighting cancer or some other disease....
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 05:38 am

Bolster your strength, stamina and well-being

Springfield Bicycle ClubLearn about the club’s local and out-of-town rides and events for all skill levels. Each ride meets at a different location, time and day of the week. Visit spfldcycling....
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 09:27 pm

Six steps to resuscitating your goals

Here’s a simple step that you can take to get your goals back on track if you’ve found that they’ve been slipping recently.1. Start over. Get up. Continue. People find that being &ld...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 09:25 pm
Lou Murphy has lived with fitness buffs her whole life. Her son, LaVearal Maxeiner, who is a fitness trainer, had encouraged her for years to start a fitness routine, and her late husband, Dave Murphy...

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