Posts by Sandi Feaster

Is the Holiday Season Beginning to Stress You Out?

Stress or no stress

Are you starting to see all of those holiday ads for shopping, meals, and travel? Are you feeling behind in your shopping and holiday planning? Maybe it is just the general pressure of the holidays? Is all of this activity making your heart beat faster and your head spin? Me too! Try a little experiment…

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What does the way you walk tell about your age?

Couple walking

How fast do you walk? Ambling along at a leisurely pace might seem like an ideal anti-stress strategy, but if slow-and-steady is your usual speed, it could be an indication that you’re aging more quickly than someone with a faster gait. “How fast people are walking in midlife tells us a lot about how much…

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What can you do about germs lurking in your house?

germ

Do you regularly do fall cleaning?  I used to love it when the air was crisp, the leaves had turned a beautiful orange and red, the windows were open and there was the smell of bleach as Dad cleaned the windows. Mom was cleaning the living room and vacuuming the furniture, it was so fresh…

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Flex Appeal: Don’t be a Frankenstein.

Standing on toes

Why should you care if your ankles are flexible? Do you want to walk faster or better? Want to run or bike? Do you just not want to fall?  As you age your muscles tighten and your range of motion in your joints lessens. Have you considered what happens to your feet and ankles? Like…

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Help, I’ve fallen and I need to get up! How?

Panic Cartoon

What happens if/when you or a loved one falls?  I remember calling our mother-in-law from the airplane to let her know we were safely on the plane heading to Hawaii.  She told us that she fell out of bed and was on the floor and could not get up.  She had the phone with her…

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Do You Know? If Not, You Should.

Health Check

What do you regularly check? How often do you check your bank account?  It is one of the things I do first thing in the morning. Why? Just to check. How often do you check your social media feed?  First thing in the morning? Last thing at night?  All day long?  Can’t get enough Facebook?…

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Jet Lag: Does it get you every time?

Jet

Don’t you hate it!  You travel eastward and it takes days to get your mojo.  Even worse if you are traveling for business and have an early morning meeting.  Your body just wants to sleep and it is difficult to be be up and alert.   The reverse happens when you travel to the west. You…

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Back to school tips that will get you focused

Back to School

Remember how good it felt to get back to school and get into a routine.  The warm summer days that seemed to have little routine and idly continued until they abruptly ended, and school began. It was a shock when it was over, but also provided a sense of predictability and security as we settled…

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