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Health Brief

July 16, 2020

As we edge into the fifth month of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are struggling to adjust to a “new normal” and contemplating what the future will bring. The National Coalition on Aging offers some tips to keep yourself safe and healthy – in body, mind and pocketbook.

  • Body: Many Health Care Provider offices are re-opening. It is time to reschedule your routine / annual checkup along with any necessary preventive screenings. Don’t forget a visit to your dentist.
  • Body: Eating fresh, whole, nutrient rich foods provides good fuel for the body. Look for deep colors… or as I like to say “Eat a rainbow, and I don’t mean Skittles.”
  • Mind: The weather is improving and research shows that being outdoors lowers your risk of catching Covid-19.Wind disperses the virus and sunlight can kill it (medRxiv). Just remember to stay hydrated and practice social-distancing.
  • Mind: Volunteering can give your mind a boost. What is your talent? And how would you like to share it?
  • Pocketbook: The pandemic has many of us looking at our investment plans. This may or may not be a good time to adjust our savings plan. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers several helpful resources for managing your finances. Check them out or contact your personal financial planner.
  • Pocketbook: Fraudsters are taking advantage of this pandemic with both old and new scams. Be vigilant. With more online shopping, the risk of someone exploiting your personal information has increased. If you suspect any questionable activity or if something just doesn’t seem right…. STOP the activity, hang up,and report it to family, friends and the authorities.

Answers to Monday moaners

  1. What is a dung beetle’s favorite smell?“ Poo”-pouri
  2. Where did Noah keep the bees? In the “ark”-hives
  3. Why did the bicycle collapse? It was “two” tired
  4. What is a dung beetle’s favorite place on a ship? The poop deck

Thursday “Threezers” are back… what do these 3 have in common?

  • Love, Let, Lob
  • The Tin Man, A tornado, Jiffy Lube
  • Shoot the Moon, Ferris Wheel, Lindy Loops
  • Bars, Bells, Fruit

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today”…Will Rogers. What will you do, “just for today”?

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