» Why don't people buy generic headache medicine?
This National Public Radio piece takes an interesting look at that question, based on a study that found nurses, doctors and pharmacists are much less likely to buy brand names like Advil and Tylenol than the rest of us.
» Could this make you eat more?
A recent study found people consume more calories when an order of food is called "regular" rather than "double size." Read more in this Health magazine article.
» If you drink alcohol
Alcoholic drinks can dehydrate you and contribute to weight gain. In this U.S. News & World Report piece, registered dietitician Heather Bauer offers some tips such as drinking one glass of water for every alcoholic drink.
Workout Song of the Day
Couldn't we all use a little Muse for our Monday workout? Yes, we WILL be victorious!
»Do you best
"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." --Og Mandino
» Become a more confident cyclist
July 14: Fredericksburg Cyclists Club offers a "Become a Confident City Cyclist" class designed to make people more at ease riding in traffic and more confident on their bikes. Click the headline to learn more.
» Find your inner warrior
July 14: This unique Tribal Quest race has participants completing a 5-mile course "through some rather challenging terrain" that includes ponds, rivers, mud holes and barbed wire.
» Drum for grief support
July 18: A drum circle meets the third Thursday of each month from 6-7 p.m. at the Mary Washington Home Health & Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway in Fredericksburg. Registration is free but required. Contact Dawn Broadwell at 540/741-1667 for more information or to register.
» Take a walk, then have a picnic
July 20: The Germanna Volkssport Association's Summer Walk and Picnic features a guided group walk at 9:30 a.m. and picnic at noon at Curtis Park.
» Play tennis for a cause
July 27: The Inaugural Lloyd Moss Memorial Tennis Tournament benefits the Moss Free Clinic's patients. Call Mike West at 540/741-3715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more, or click the headline to find a registration form on the Moss Free Clinic's website.
»Have some family fun
July 27: The Ron Rosner Family YMCA in Spotsylvania County will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a family fun festival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Events include carnival games, a bike rodeo, face painting, health and community vendors, open swim and a craft/yard sale. Call 540/735-9622 to learn more.