Health

Special Olympics: Courage in action

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


GAH Auxiliary awards nine scholarships

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Hospital (GAH) Auxiliary awarded nine heath care career scholarships at its spring banquet on April 25 at the First Presbyterian Church in Gibson City.

The Verna Buck Scholarships were presented to Sierra Mowery, Nora Snyder and Taylor Zirkle.


Fitness Forum: Why resistance training is important for women

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


“I don’t want to get big and bulky” is a concern many women have when it comes to strength/resistance training. And by that, I mean lifting weights.  This is an age-old concern that has zero truth to it. 


Take it from 'The Rock': Success takes time

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


As usual, something came along that inspired me to write something for this week’s column. Usually, it’s one of the gym members at Nordic Total Fitness who has done something incredible, but this time it was a quote from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. 


Free water sample testing kits, radon testing kits available

WATSEKA — In celebration of National Public Health Week (April 4-10), the Iroquois County Public Health Department is offering free water sample testing kits and radon testing kits through the end of April.


GAH Auxiliary sponsoring Chair-ity Affair contest

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring A Chair-ity Affair, a contest that will award cash prizes totaling $450 for creating something out of an old chair.


Health department now able to pay its staff through most of June

PAXTON — The good news, Ford County Public Health Department Administrator Lana Sample said Monday, is that her agency has received enough revenue in the past month to pay its employees through almost the end of June.


Shawn Parker: Overcoming obstacles

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


The Fitness Forum: Dangers of Soda

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


It’s getting to be that time of year again. Before too long, it will stay warm — well, maybe, because it is Illinois and you can’t count on the weather to do anything normal. 


The Fitness Forum: Friends and True Support

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


Every now and then, a topic for me to write about just presents itself like a lightning bolt between the eyes. I see so many people on Facebook who lack motivation, struggle with eating right, or struggle with working out. This is a problem for many of us, not only with health, but with many things in life. 


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