Nutrition

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. 


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. 


It's time to make those resolutions! Now for a few tips ...

By SAM ERWIN
Owner of Nordic Total Fitness


I hope everyone had a good and safe Christmas, and I hope you didn’t over-indulge on the Christmas cookies!

In saying that, many folks make “New Year’s resolutions” in hopes of having a better year than the last one. 


Baby Central RV to make stop at Gibson City Harvest Fest

GIBSON CITY — Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services’ Baby Central RV is making its final stop of the season during the Gibson City Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 10. 


Mothers gather for hospital's first breastfeeding support group meeting

GIBSON CITY — Mothers from Fairbury, Forrest, Gibson City and Heyworth gathered at Gibson Area Hospital on Jan. 3 for the first meeting of the hospital’s breastfeeding support group.

They shared personal experiences as certified lactation counselor Kristina Cramer, the group’s facilitator, created a supportive and relaxed environment for the women and their babies. 


Free diabetes education classes to start next week

GIBSON CITY — Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services will begin offering free diabetes education classes Monday, Jan. 6.

The classes include information on a variety of diabetes-related topics and are led by health professionals with experience in teaching about diabetes.  

For more information or to register for the classes, call Eileen Woolums at 784-4093.


Paxton wellness center moving to Pells Street in January

PAXTON — Gibson Area Hospital is moving its wellness center in Paxton to a much bigger building on East Pells Street — a facility that will also host educational health care classes and programs.


Leonard Performance Center opens Paxton branch

PAXTON — Leonard Performance Center, based in Gibson City, has opened a Paxton branch at 124 W. State St.

Bellflower native Tim Leonard, 35, owns the chiropractic clinic, which also offers weight-loss solutions among its services.


Health/wellness expo set for Nov. 7 at Gibson City church

GIBSON CITY — A health and wellness expo will take place Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the American Lutheran Church, 905 E. First St., Gibson City.

The expo, with the theme “Working Together for the Betterment of the Communities We Serve,” will be open from 5:30 to 8 a.m. and then from 5 to 8 p.m. People can stay for one session or both. The event is free to attend.


Lunch changes have some students upset

PAXTON — At first, Coltin Bradshaw did not think much of it when the lunch lady placed five chicken nuggets on his plate, instead of the usual six, and he was allowed only one scoop of gravy on his mashed potatoes.


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