» Change your perspective
Reduce stress by shifting the way you view life's challenges. "If you learn how to change your mind about the stress in your life and put it in perspective, your body will not respond as often with the stress response that is wearing you out," said Christine Thompson, a local chiropractor and board member for Thrive, The Healing Center. "It is your perception of stress that triggers the stress response." Click the headline to read more about shifting your perspective.
Exercise of the Day
» Work your abs
In today's exercise video, learn two new ways to do sit-ups. The first involves lying on your back with your knees bent and arms on the floor, then sliding your hands forward and touching your heels. The second involves straightening your legs, then sitting up and bending your legs. Click the headline for a demonstration from Mary Cooper of Fredericksburg Fitness.
» Visit a homebound senior
The Senior Visitors Program is seeking volunteers to provide weekly visits to isolated seniors in their homes. The program is designed to promote independence, dignity and healthy living for older adults by matching them with trained volunteers. For more information about volunteering, or about how to refer a senior citizen to the program, click the headline or call 540/371-2704.
» Give your best
"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
» Attend Spirit of Women event
Today: Mary Washington Healthcare's Spirit of Women Girls' Night out will take place at the Riverside Center at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15; activities include a talk by a breast surgeon.
» 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.