Tip Of The Day, News and Photos
Monday, December 04, 2017
Fall seems a distant memory after our first snowfall on November 3rd and now with the temperatures dropping like a stone to -30 C (-22 F) windchill.
Of course the Holiday Train comes to my community on the coldest night we have had this year. Its stopping only a few blocks from my brother's house and he could have picked me up. But a very painful tummy has kept me on the sidelines. I have eaten only breakfast and will not eat any more. I managed to do 160 minutes of exercise, low impact dance, as oddly enough, the pain didn't seem quite as severe with movement. My Mother was very sick this today as well, so I am wondering if we picked up food poisoning at the craft and bake sale we went to on Saturday.
This was our last fall hike, a river walk:
Some fall color:
Looking forward to enjoying my bargain books, purchased at half price. The books here in Canadian dollars, were $13.99 each, while the US price was $7.99, which shows how much we pay for goods with our weak dollar. I got two of them for $15 and went back later for two more when I discovered I forgot my spinach on my first shopping trip. The store clerk didn't remember me even though she just signed me up for their rewards card and had just been there -she asked me if I had one. Guess I am not memorable lol.
Tip of the day:
If you have no foot issues, strengthen your feet by exercising barefoot or walking around the house barefoot. It turns out having those thick, platform heels so common to running shoes are bad for your back. It puts you out of proper alignment and can lead to all sorts of pains right down your lower body. So all those women and men walking around in flat soled shoes no better than moccasins are actually doing their back a favor. This does NOT mean flip flops, those are horrible as they cause bunions in people prone to them because of the need of always hanging on to the shoe with your toes. If you have plantar fasciitis you need to roll your feet out on a tennis ball. The more painful the spot is, the more it needs work. I do it daily after my exercise, and have no issues.
Always be awesome!