Sunday, February 4, 2018

Football’s Over, Boomers Sail On and Offer Tips for a Long, Healthy Life

Super Bowl LII is history. I am not sure when my part of the world reluctantly returns to normal as the Eagles (unbelievable!) Super Bowl win sparks a days-long celebration. Living in a land enamored of the Philadelphia Eagles, a sea of green swept over everything and everyone for weeks. Personally not a football fanatic but rooting for the home team, it was refreshing to push politics to the background for a while.

The boomer bloggers are a diverse group and includes Eagles fans, Patriot enthusiasts, and those who don’t care at all about football. Yet we all get along!

What the world needs now are more people listening to each other in the world and in everyday life. Rebecca Olkowski of Baby Boomster.com offers tips on Why it’s Important to Perfect the Art of Listening.

Over on Unfold and Begin, Jennifer (a Patriots fan) uses a quote from Jimmy Dean (yes, the sausage king!) to remind us that it's OK to adjust our sails when the wind blows in a different direction. We all need to be flexible and adapt when change happens.  Find out more in her Wednesday Whoa post, But I Can Adjust My Sails.

If we thought we would have less stress as we aged, we might have been wrong. Carol Cassara gives us an easy way to use an abundant natural resource, oxygen, to manage stress and anxiety in these times over at A Healing Spirit.

This year’s flu season seriously impacted boomers, and the past few weeks Laura Lee Carter of Adventures of the New Old Farts nursed her illness, and then faced the medical costs. As a result Laura Lee has been learning some hard truths about health care costs and survival this past week or so. As usual, insurance covers everything except what you need right now!  Insights into Boomer Health Care Costs.

Speaking about health, Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond offers tips on maintaining good health, and our consumer journalist recommends a post about our financial health and welfare.

February has arrived and probably any New Year Resolutions have departed.  Don’t worry, that is quite usual and a reason Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond doesn’t make New Year Resolutions any more. She still sets goals though, and in this week’s post discusses the benefits of checking progress. In her article ‘Why Checking on your Health & Fitness Goals is Essential’, she outlines what she considers to be the 3 top benefits when you check in regularly and track your progress.

On The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide, Rita R. Robison, consumer journalist, writes that Equifax’s free Lock & Alert, offered because personal information was stolen from 143 million of its customers, is lacking. It is supposed to allow consumers to lock and unlock their Equifax credit reports indefinitely for free. However, putting on freezes at all three credit bureaus may be a better option. News reports filed after the Lock & Alert was launched last week reported that it did not work.

While some us prepared for the big game or nursed illnesses this past week, Tom Sightings went on vacation.

Tom Sightings is on vacation in the Sunbelt this week. But even way down south the temperatures are running ten degrees or more below normal, so he thought it might be time to revisit an old but now-more-relevant-than-ever post. So ski, skate or sled over to Does Cold Weather Help You Live Longer? and find out the cold truth about the cold weather.

 I hope everyone has a good week, and take a few minutes to visit the boomers and leave a comment. We love to hear from you!