Great Feet for Life

Author: Paul Langer
ISBN: 9781577491590
Format: PDF
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Over a lifetime, our feet carry us more than 100,000 miles and endure tens of millions of pounds of total impact. Unless we take good care of our feet as we age, our ability to stay active and independent can be threatened. Healthy feet provide the foundation for healthy aging. Written by a podiatrist, Great Feet for Life covers every important aspect of footcare and footwear, including: nail care, calluses and corns, shoe selection, insoles & orthotics, skin care, arthritis, footcare products, common foot conditions and injuries, heel pain, hammertoes & bunions, shoe comfort. Great Feet for Life offers simple, step-by-step instructions for self-care. There is even a chapter on staying active, maintaining good balance, and preventing falls. Whether you are caring for yourself or someone else, this book is your complete footcare and footwear resource for healthy aging. Book jacket.

No Chains Around My Feet

Author: Nomoya M Mahlangu
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1546280731
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book closely examines how the enterprise of running mirrors the key facets of life. The author draws parallels between running and life so as to enhance the lessons that readers can draw from each of these phenomena. Running resembles life, and the latter carries a myriad of lessons for the former. This book is not about running per se, nor is it meant to be an all-encompassing self-help manual about life, though it contains these aspects to a certain degree. Such an undertaking would be preposterous in the least. You can, however, draw valuable lessons for personal mastery within organizational, societal, and familial relationships and other relationship contexts. The books purpose is to drive the dual message that invisible chains shackle an unexamined life and that the activity of runningcompetitively or notentails a lot of principles, processes, guidelines, theories, and lessons that can apply to everyday life experiences and enhance the human experience. Consequently, the book is meant for professional and social runners and those who appreciate running from the comfort of their couch, remote in hand. It explores the seemingly and misleadingly easy exercise of running as a source for profound lessons about the sometimes complex business of living.

If I Can t Be At Your Feet

Author: Gunther Denali; Crystal Frakes Brown
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462051367
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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If I Can’t Be At Your Feet . . . a unique and inspiring account of life through a dog’s eyes. Gunther Denali is a rambunctious, well-educated, wise, curious, and creative soul swirled into one vivacious black Labrador Retriever. He encourages us to live each day to the fullest and play as hard as we can because tomorrow is promised to no one. Whether Gunther is fishing for salmon on Lake Michigan, going to a Jimmy Buffett concert, exploring Indiana University’s campus, or getting into the refrigerator anytime he is hungry, he dances through life and highlights our soul purpose.

The Whole Five Feet

Author: Christopher R. Beha
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802199909
Format: PDF
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This unique memoir of reading the classics to find strength and wisdom “makes an elegant case for literature as an everyday companion” (The New York Times Book Review). While undergoing a series of personal and family crises, Christopher Beha discovered that his grandmother had used the Harvard Classics—the renowned “five foot shelf” of great world literature compiled in the early twentieth century by Charles William Eliot—to educate herself during the Great Depression. He decided to follow her example and turn to this series of great books for answers—and recounts the experience here, in a smart, big-hearted, and inspirational mix of memoir and intellectual excursion that “deftly illustrates how books can save one’s life” (Helen Schulman). “As he grapples with the death of his beloved aunt, a debilitating case of Lyme disease, and other major and minor calamities, Beha finds that writers as diverse as Wordsworth, Pascal, Kant, and Mill had been there before, and that the results of their struggles to find meaning in life could inform his own.” —The Seattle Times “An important book [and] a sheer blast to read.” —Heidi Julavits

66 Square Feet

Author: Marie Viljoen
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613125550
Format: PDF
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South Africa–born Marie Viljoen captures the hearts of her readers as she blogs about cooking and gardening on her tiny 66-square-foot terrace in Brooklyn. Named one of the top 10 gardening blogs by Apartment Therapy and the Discovery Channel, 66 Square Feet has also been covered in the New York Times. The book draws the reader into Viljoen’s beautiful world of unfolding city seasons as she forages through New York City and harvests from her garden to create elegant and inspiring meals that encourage the reader to pause and savor life. Each chapter is a month, and ends in the kitchen, with a menu inspired by her terrace and roof gardens, farmer’s markets, and the occasional weed. Set against a backdrop of growing up in South Africa and moving to the United States, meeting her French husband, and finding a culinary and emotional home in Brooklyn, Viljoen’s book is a love letter to living seasonally in the most famous city on the planet. Praise for 66 Square Feet “The book is easy to love. The photos are alluring, the typography and graphics are charming and the menus, divided by month, offer beautiful, seasonal delights.” —San Jose Mercury News

My Life at 30 000 Feet

Author: Amerika Young
Publisher: Amerika Airlines
ISBN: 9780692998076
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It's not just a book about flying, it's about a journey from being trapped by fear to finding freedom, creativity and adventure. Amerika was repeatedly told she would never be anything or there was no hope for her by influential people in her life. She believed them for so long. She had big dreams, but they were fading away. She decided to take back the keys to her life and prove the negative people wrong. She broke away from the 9 to 5 desk job and began living her dreams. Over time she discovered what her grand vision for life looked like. Follow her story as she tries out for the police department, gets a job as a flight attendant, becomes a pilot and now an author. Her vision for life is to share her story with others and inspire them to find a grand vision of their own. It's never too late to start living your dreams.

Season of Life

Author: Jeffrey Marx
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416584811
Format: PDF
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The bestselling inspirational book in which the author reunites with a childhood football hero, now a minister and coach, and witnesses a revelatory demonstration of the true meaning of manhood. Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL football star and volunteer coach for the Gilman high school football team, teaches his players the keys to successful defense: penetrate, pursue, punish, love. Love? A former captain of the Baltimore Colts and now an ordained minister, Ehrmann is serious about the game of football but even more serious about the purpose of life. Season of Life is his inspirational story as told by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jeffrey Marx, who was a ballboy for the Colts when he first met Ehrmann. Ehrmann now devotes his life to teaching young men a whole new meaning of masculinity. He teaches the boys at Gilman the precepts of his Building Men for Others program: Being a man means emphasizing relationships and having a cause bigger than yourself. It means accepting responsibility and leading courageously. It means that empathy, integrity, and living a life of service to others are more important than points on a scoreboard. Decades after he first met Ehrmann, Jeffrey Marx renewed their friendship and watched his childhood hero putting his principles into action. While chronicling a season with the Gilman Greyhounds, Marx witnessed the most extraordinary sports program he’d ever seen, where players say “I love you” to each other and coaches profess their love for their players. Off the field Marx sat with Ehrmann and absorbed life lessons that led him to reexamine his own unresolved relationship with his father. Season of Life is a book about what it means to be a man of substance and impact. It is a moving story that will resonate with athletes, coaches, parents—anyone struggling to make the right choices in life.

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Author: Suki Schorer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761137955
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Presents advice for young ballet students, including practicing etiquette and grooming, finding a balance between mind and body, maintaining focus, developing patience, and fostering an attitude of generosity in dancing for audiences.

Healthy Feet for People with Diabetes

Author: Mark Hinkes
Publisher: Healthyfeet LLC
ISBN: 9780985628604
Format: PDF, ePub
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Healthy Feet for People with Diabetes is the most comprehensive, easy-to-read guide for prevention, treatment, and self-care of foot problems; practical information which is vital for people with diabetes and their caregivers. People with diabetes are at the greatest risk of having foot care issues. In fact, every 30 seconds, someone loses a limb due to diabetes. Dr. Mark Hinkes, who has been a podiatrist for more than 30 years, has seen too many of his patients require debilitating toe, foot or leg amputation. He developed this easy-to-follow educational "owner's manual" to help people quickly identify possible foot problems and stop them before they get out-of-control. To make the book more user-friendly, medical terms are simplified; Do's and Don'ts are clearly identified; and there are "Top Tips" for everything from selecting socks and shoes, to skin care, to suggestions for caregivers. The 150-page book is colorfully designed as a blend of a magazine and textbook, with large type, boxed lists, pictures that make foot health issues easy to visually identify, and an extensive reference to Internet links and foot health care informational resources. Recommendations are fully backed by scientific evidence. The 20 concise, yet thorough, chapters start with a focus on prevention. Using easy-to-follow directions, such as how to wash and dry your feet and inspect your socks and shoes, the book carefully explains what steps to take to prevent diabetic foot lesions. As it progresses, the book delves into descriptions of most common foot problems -- everything from skin and toenail troubles to warts, tumors and cysts -- along with directions on how to manage these issues. It quickly becomes apparent; however, that what may appear to be a minor issue - incorrectly cutting a toenail or stepping on a pin while walking barefoot at home - can "trigger" a drastically more serious problem, which, if left untreated, can cause pain, nerve damage, infection, inflammation, and, in the worst case, the type of wound or ulcer that ultimately can lead to an amputation. Chapters devoted to caregivers, the medical team and podiatrists, give people with diabetes a clear understanding of whom they can call upon for personal and professional assistance, what role they can play, and the background and expertise of various healthcare professionals. If you or someone you care for has diabetes, reading this insightful book and following its well thought-out guidelines is a proactive approach to taking responsibility for your health that has the potential to greatly decrease your health care expenditures and greatly improve your quality of life. Further, it is an excellent reference tool for families, medical students, and healthcare providers.