Good Morning! I am so, so happy it is Friday and time for Today’s News for Women over 50! There are many news stories out there about subjects that concern us, such as coronavirus and the elections, but I try to keep this a bit more personal and even fun. I am assuming that you are following stories about coronavirus and know to look often at the CDC Updates on COVID-19. Please do this especially if you are going to travel…anywhere. This virus is deadly to those 50+. So, please keep informed. Our city had a scare last week and the local grocery sold out of hand sanitizer! It doesn’t hurt to have a couple of extras on hand. Also remember, if you ever read anything here that makes you want to change something in your personal good health habits, please discuss it with your doctor first…another opinion is always prudent.
I had so many stories for you this week, that I held back a few. I do have a good health one…but I wanted to begin the day with a little fun!
WOULD YOU WATCH IT? WOULD YOU BE IN IT?
Have you heard that the creators of The Bachelor are considering a sequel for senior citizens? I know, maybe they are desperate for new material. But I found this article in USA Today to have an insightful take on it. Read A ‘BACHELOR’ FOR SENIORS IS IN THE WORKS FOR ABC. HERE’S WHY THAT’S A FANTASTIC IDEA. Then tell us would you watch it…would you or someone you know be perfect for it?
CAN YOU TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS?
When over 50, are we past learning new habits, like……rising earlier? I am trying to make registering my blood pressure a part of my daily routine, so this article captured my attention. If you have some changes to make, you might read THE EASIEST WAY TO FORM A NEW HABIT: NO WILLPOWER, MOTIVATION OR EFFORT REQUIRED from Inc.
AN INSPIRATION TO US ALL
I know this is from my hometown newspaper, The San Antonio Express-News, but I found this lovely lady to be so inspirational that I wanted to share her story of nonprofit work with you. Please enjoy SAN ANTONIO WOMAN FINDS COMMON THREAD OF PURPOSE AS HEAD SEAMSTRESS OF SOUTH SIDE NONPROFIT.
SO WHAT IS SURPRISING?
Just about everyone is popping mass quantities of Vitamin C in an effort to keep COVID-19 away….but is that a good idea? I saw this article in The Ladders and thought it was a good read for us. Read THE SURPRISING TRUTH ABOUT VITAMIN C.
NEVER TOO LATE TO START
I suspect that many of you have already done this, but I believe this article is true….PICKING UP A HOBBY MAY SAVE YOUR BRAIN LATER IN LIFE. If you believe this to be true, then please share why and if you are looking to start a new hobby, tell us what it is!
Two important things to remember about tomorrow are
- It is WOULD YOU WEAR IT day with me and my friend Jennifer
- It is sadly the day many of us spring our clocks forward before we go to bed and lose an hour of sleep. This is getting harder and harder for me and will affect my state of mind next week. Sigh? I am one of those in favor of passing a bill in Texas to leave the clocks alone!
Of course, I have a slideshow for you….it’s almost spring and so let’s see many ways we can bloom. Comment, enjoy and
By Pamela Lutrell