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Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 Remember the joy of pedaling and moving under your own power when you were a kid? The same joy can be had during the week, and not just weekends. While most of us think of the bicycle as recreat...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 If you are like me, dear reader, you have the urge to eschew all white food and start a new fitness regime every year around Jan. 1. A few weeks later I’m plagued by inevitable backsliding, po...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

Sweat to today’s hottest music

 Like almost everyone else I know, I have long struggled against my sofa’s seductiveness as well as my upbringing of bedtime snacks.  But the thought of facing down an army of cold, grey e...
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....

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