» Can stress lead to depression?
Today is National Depression Screening Day, an effort to raise awareness of depression and encourage people to get screened for it. Does stress lead to depression? It can, in some people, says a story on webmd.com that explores the link between the two. Stress can be good and healthy in some circumstances, but it can trigger depression in some people. Click the headline to read more.
Exercise of the Day
» Get a quick cardio workout
Today's exercise involves a series of moves designed to get your heart pumping. The series includes jacks (a version of jumping jacks), scissors, high knees and butt kicks. You do each quickly, one after the other, then repeat five times. Click the headline for a demonstration by Mary Cooper of Fredericksburg Fitness.
» Help legal services non-profit
Rappahannock Legal Services, a non-profit that serves people who can't afford an attorney, is in "constant need of volunteers to help with filing, Spanish interpreting/translations, research, fundraising, community outreach, and other important tasks," according to its website. Click the headline to learn how you can help the agency.
» Press on
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." -- Calvin Coolidge
» Get help quitting smoking
Today: Mary Washington Hospital will host a meeting of a smoking cessation support group in the cafeteria at 7 p.m.
» Attend health fair
Oct. 13: Resurrection Lutheran Church will hold a health fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with free screenings, health information and flu shots while supplies last. Call 540/786-7778 for details.
» Take part in cancer walk
Oct. 14: The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be held at Fredericksburg's Hurkamp Park at 12:30 p.m., to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
» Enjoy a fall run
Oct. 14: The King George Fall Festival 5k will be held at the King George YMCA at 8 a.m. Cost is $20, or $10 for kids' fun run.
» Walk for a cause
Oct. 20: A Light the Night Walk will be held at 7 p.m., in Fredericksburg's Hurkamp Park, to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
» Attend health symposium
Oct. 20: The Lake of the Woods Church will host a health fair, with free screenings and expert speakers, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.