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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 27, 2013

In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

By Jane Greenhalgh and Patti Neighmond

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(Duration: 8:30)

Kid playing basketball

Most families know that their kids need to exercise. In a poll that NPR recently conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, practically all of the parents surveyed said it's important for their kids to exercise. But about one-third of them said that can be difficult.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - April 29, 2012

Annual C-U Event Pushes People to Bike Ride

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 8:03)

Mark Smith, 7, and his brother Tauryon Smith, 11, pose next to their bicycles in Champaign.

Tuesday kicks off the annual "Bike to Work Day" in Champaign-Urbana. If you don’t own a bicycle or if you have a bike that’s gathering dust, then this might be the right day to release the kickstand and take off. As part of our series on efforts in the region to increase health and wellness, Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers recently ended a long-time hiatus from bike riding to share the stories of people in the community who are passionate about cycling.

(Funded in part by a grant from the Lumpkin Family Foundation)