*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* https://preservewm.com We've been keeping up with the latest headlines... here are two of our favorites worth sharing. ** Your Money ------------------------------------------------------------ The Federal Reserve met last week and decided to keep interest rates unchanged for the fifth meeting in a row. The pause was widely expected after hotter-than-expected inflation data just days before the meeting. However, according to Fed Chair Jay Powell, three cuts are still in the cards this year. That outlook again puts stocks into record territory, but watch what you wish for. A rate cut would likely be paired with slower growth and a weaker labor market. While the markets are looking toward the June meeting to start the easing, the Fed itself warned inflation could stay hotter for longer. That warning echoes the thoughts we put out in last week's newsletter reasoning why we won't see any cuts this year. But if the economy begins to slow, rate cuts will be on everyone's mind, especially the Fed's. Central bankers expect inflation slowdown to resume and maintain their lower-rate outlook (https://www.wsj.com/economy/central-banking/fed-officials-still-see-three-cuts-this-year-0b039532?st=f62i2ymh344p3q2&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) by Nick Timiraos ** Your Life ------------------------------------------------------------ Minor posture changes are a normal part of aging. On average, the forward angle of your upper spine increases about 3 degrees every 10 years. Aging affects three main “systems" responsible for your posture: your vertebrae, the disks between your vertebrae, and your muscles. As the years go by, bone loss, disk shrinkage, and muscle reduction occur. While spines have a natural curve, a major curve between your neck and lower back is called hyperkyphosis. An estimated 20% - 40% of adults over 60 are affected. With hyperkyphosis, you’ll often have no symptoms or just mild discomfort. However, you should be concerned if you develop breathing problems, concerns with balance, and problems with ADLs (activities of daily living). Stretching and strengthening your muscles are essential to improve posture and range of motion. Balance, flexibility, and strength help to keep bones strong. These types of exercise include practicing yoga, pilates, sitting straight, and strengthening your core. Also, make sure you get enough Vitamin D and calcium. Posture Changes in Older Adults (https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/posture-changes-older-adults) by Hope Cristol https://www.linkedin.com/in/danheth/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalynn-harvey-heth-mpa-ceps-3a3aa3191/ ** Complexity Simplified ------------------------------------------------------------ Although many food products have expiration dates printed on the labels, vinegar does not technically expire. For most situations, you can keep a bottle of vinegar for 2-3 years without cause for concern. Once opened and exposed to air, harmless “vinegar bacteria” may start to grow. This bacteria causes a formation of cloudy sediment, also called “mother,” that is harmless cellulose, a complex carbohydrate that does not affect the quality of the vinegar or its flavor. Does Vinegar Go Bad? (https://www.southernliving.com/does-vinegar-go-bad-7486932#:~:text=All%20vinegar%20bottles%20will%20have,years%20without%20cause%20for%20concern) by Jill Schildhouse ** Trivia ------------------------------------------------------------ A: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Q: Nepal is located on which continent? https://youtu.be/Ruj4B14wVRU?si=IJci7UHMdYWJOQcL ** Back in 1980, this song reached #1 ------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================ ** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/preservewm) ** Twitter (https://twitter.com/preservewm) ** LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/preservewm/about/) Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved. This email was sent to *|EMAIL|* (mailto:*|EMAIL|*) why did I get this? (*|ABOUT_LIST|*) unsubscribe from this list (*|UNSUB|*) update subscription preferences (*|UPDATE_PROFILE|*) *|LIST_ADDRESSLINE_TEXT|* *|REWARDS_TEXT|*

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