So You're 70!

Author: Mike Haskins,Clive Whichelow

Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781840246469

Category: Humor

Page: 96

View: 6712

Congratulations—you've made it to the ripe old age of 70! You're older than Israel and Biffo the Bear. By now the novelty of a free bus pass has worn off and you'll never make it through the late night film feature without nodding off during the news. On the bright side, you can look forward to a new pair of knees and maybe even a new hip. And when they fail, you can enjoy making your way to the corner shop on your own top-of-the-range mobility scooter.
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Senior Fitness

Author: Ruth E. Heidrich

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 1590562070

Category: Electronic books

Page: 299

View: 4568

The senior years don't have to be filled with aches and pains. At age seventy, Ruth Heidrich has the bone mass density of a woman in her early thirties and a resting heart rate of forty-four. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-seven, she has won more than nine hundred athletic trophies and medals and has been cancer-free for more than twenty years. In Senior Fitness, the "other" Dr. Ruth shows how to maintain and even increase physical and sexual fitness at any age--and dramatically reduce the risk of prostate cancer, varicose veins, osteoporosis, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Alzheimer's, and a host of other ailments and diseases. Full of detailed medical information, this inspiring handbook is the ideal resource for all those seeking to make life after fifty full of fun and dynamism.
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You're Only Old Once!

A Book for Obsolete Children

Author: Dr. Seuss

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375958908

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8263

Dr. Seuss's elderly Everyman travels, in rhyme and illustrations, along the Golden Years Clinic's assembly line of medical tests and questions, meeting Miss Becker of Stethescope Row, Dr. Pollen, Dietician Van Eiffel, and others
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Core Strength for 50+

A Customized Program for Safely Toning Ab, Back, and Oblique Muscles

Author: Karl Knopf

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612431372

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 4891

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Sod Seventy!

The Guide to Living Well

Author: Muir Gray

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472918983

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 2532

Many of the problems older people suffer from have, as their underlying cause, a fundamental loss of fitness. Others are caused by preventable diseases (with these even being preventable after the age of seventy) and, broadly speaking, from the wrong approach to life, influenced by negative social pressures. This book – uniquely targeted at the 60–75 demographic – tells you what steps you can take in late middle age to give you the best chance of living a long, healthy and fulfilling later life. Keep fit, keep the brain going, and with a spot of good fortune you can be living a rewarding, active life into your nineties and beyond. This book – part exercise book, part manifesto for a happier, healthier life – tells you how.
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There's a Spouse in My House

A Humorous Journey Through the First Years of Marriage

Author: Peter Scott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452289260

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 235

View: 5731

A humorous and insightful guide to the first years of marriage offers newlyweds helpful information and advice on the joys and challenges of wedlock as it covers topics ranging from the art of cohabitation to holiday etiquette. Original.
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1947 UK Yearbook

Interesting Facts and Figures from 1947 - Perfect Original Birthday Present / Gift Idea!

Author: Andy Jackson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539721222

Category:

Page: 56

View: 4748

This 56 page 8.5" x 11" book gives a fascinating and informative insight into life in the United Kingdom in 1947. It includes everything from the most popular music of the year to the cost of living. Additionally there are chapters covering the top 5 films, sporting winners and all the main events from 1947. Want to know which British personalities were born in this year? Perhaps you would like to find out a little more about Princess Elizabeth's marriage to Prince Philip? All this and much more awaits you within.
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I'm Too Young To Be Seventy

And Other Delusions

Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416588559

Category: Humor

Page: 80

View: 2235

The beloved author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with wry good humor. Fans of Viorst’s funny, touching, and wise decades poems will love these verses filled with witty advice and reflections on marriage, milestones, and middle-aged children. The beloved bestselling author of Forever Fifty and Suddenly Sixty now tackles the ins and outs of becoming a septuagenarian with her usual wry good humor. Fans of Judith Viorst's funny, touching, and wise poems about turning thirty, forty, fifty, and sixty will love this new volume for the woman who deeply believes she is too young to be seventy, "too young in my heart and my soul, if not in my thighs." Viorst explores, among the many other issues of this stage of life, the state of our sex lives and teeth, how we can stay married though thermostatically incompatible, and the joys of grandparenthood and shopping. Readers will nod with rueful recognition when she asks, "Am I required to think of myself as a basically shallow woman because I feel better when my hair looks good?," when she presses a few helpful suggestions on her kids because "they may be middle aged, but they're still my children," and when she graciously -- but not too graciously -- selects her husband's next mate in a poem deliciously subtitled "If I Should Die Before I Wake, Here's the Wife You Next Should Take." Though Viorst acknowledges she is definitely not a good sport about the fact that she is mortal, her poems are full of the pleasures of life right now, helping us come to terms with the passage of time, encouraging us to keep trying to fix the world, and inviting us to consider "drinking wine, making love, laughing hard, caring hard, and learning a new trick or two as part of our job description at seventy." I'm Too Young to Be Seventy is a joy to read and makes a heartwarming gift for anyone who has reached or is soon to reach that -- it's not so bad after all -- seventh decade.
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Yoga for Age 60+

A Guide to a New Journey of Safe Yoga Practice at Home

Author: Meena Vad,George Matchen

Publisher: Om Capital Management Incorporated D/B/A Austin Ashram

ISBN: 9780984532421

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 2762

Whether you're sixty, eighty, ninety, or somewhere in between, Meena Vad's inspirational, informative, and spiritually charged debut handbook, Yoga for Age 60+: A Guide to a New Journey of Safe Yoga Practice at Home, is a smart read with a smart goal. With an engaging style and meticulously crafted illustrations, Vad prompts each of us to take control of our bodies and minds, because when it comes to the later years-our health is in our hands. Go ahead-strike a pose. After years of studying Sanskrit, Vedic literature, and Ayurveda, and working as a Software Engineer, Meena Vad compares the human brain to a supercomputer. Each of us has a huge memory-with different software and hard drives-and it all comes down to experiences and perspective. To her, the practice of yoga isn't confined to postures. Yoga depends on one's individual aptitudes, abilities, and preferences. It's about helping each of us manage the unique treasures of our journey and recharge our bodies and minds. Yoga also celebrates our attitude of wonder, curiosity, and joy towards that which allows us to remain in the flow of life. In twelve succinct chapters like "Yoga of Postures," "Yoga of Breathing (Pranayama)," "Yoga of Meditation (Dhyana Yoga)," "Yoga of Devotion (Bhakti Yoga)," and "Yoga for Specific Conditions," the author shows readers how to tap into vitality, inner peace, and harmony. With over half the book dedicated to learning postures with the help of detailed descriptions and illustrations, Vad allows readers to begin at home at their own pace. A third component of this yoga tutorial is a section of poses for specific health conditions. This allows readers to customize practice sequences to fit their individual needs. Whether you're interested in yoga as a curative measure or for increased strength, the journey to better health begins here. In Yoga for Age 60+, readers learn how a small amount of time doing yoga creates meaningful improvements in one's life. Step by step instructions with illustrations are included for beginners and new ways for enhancing the practice are explained for practitioners. As a further distinction from other yoga guides, Vad shows the way of yoga by focusing on an individual's biological and psychological age rather than one's chronological age. Here's to increased strength and power. Here's to good health-at any age.
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Chair Yoga

Sit, Stretch, and Strengthen Your Way to a Happier, Healthier You

Author: Kristin McGee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062486454

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 6325

From celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee comes this fun, accessible guide to 100 yoga poses and exercises that can be done in your chair and take just minutes a day. For the majority of Americans living a sedentary lifestyle (from the card-carrying couch potatoes to the 86% of American workers who sit all day at their job) comes a comprehensive guide to the most accessible form of yoga… Chair yoga! - Desk-bound? You can do chair yoga! - Have limited range of motion? You can do chair yoga! - Never done yoga before? You can do chair yoga! - Don’t own a pair of stretchy pants? You can do chair yoga! - Own plenty of athleisure or loungewear, but haven’t moved much in weeks/months/years? You can do chair yoga! Chair yoga is exactly what it sounds like: exercises you can do sitting down. In Chair Yoga, celebrity yoga instructor Kristin McGee takes you through 100 yoga poses and exercises that are easy enough for all levels and will help readers stay active, alert, and healthy. Divided into chapters organized by body part (say goodbye to back pain and hello to better posture), each exercise includes step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow photos. Plus, bonus chapters on 5-, 10-, and 15-minute routines help readers put it all together and find the time to perform these exercises. Now with Chair Yoga, anyone can benefit from just a few moves a day—and garner the remarkable physical and mental health rewards. “Kristin’s classes strike a perfect balance of effort and letting go, seriousness and lightheartedness, movement and stillness. She is among the best teachers in the city and I consider myself lucky to be among her students.”—Ellie Krieger
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Keep Calm You're Only 60

Author: Summersdale

Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849532242

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 7760

"I'm 60 years of age. That's 16 Celsius!" —George Carlin So what if you're turning 60; after all, with age comes wisdom and more excuses to kick back and flip through those cruise holiday brochures—and at least you're not 70! This book is packed with celebratory quotations to help you shrug your shoulders, blow out the candles, and keep calm—perfect for sexagenarians everywhere.
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The Year in History 1947

Author: Whitman Publishing

Publisher: Whitman Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780794837297

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 5791

Remember the year you graduated . . . got married . . . landed your dream job . . . had your first child. Celebrate those special occasions with Whitman Publishing s The Year in History books. You ll relive the nation s day-to-day news, important milestones, and pop-culture sensations. What events were shaping the world? What movies was everyone watching? How much did it cost to buy a car? What famous people were born that year? Each Year in History book is packed with details that bring history to life. In The Year in History: 1947 you ll relive a time when baseball great Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers Stephen King, Hillary Clinton, and Arnold Schwarzenegger were born President Truman delivered the first televised State of the Union address the average new car cost less than $2,000 test pilot Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier . . . and much more! Recapture an important year from your life Give a uniquely personal gift Other books in the Year in History library explore 1942, 1947, 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, and 1992, with more years being added.
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The Enlightened College Applicant

A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process

Author: Andrew Belasco,Dave Bergman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475826923

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 252

View: 7020

The Enlightened College Applicant presents a no-nonsense account of how students should approach the college search and admissions process. Instead of providing recycled entrance statistics or anecdotal generalizations about campus life, authors Belasco and Bergman incorporate cutting-edge data and research to pull back the curtain on critical topics.
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Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

A Former CIA Officer Reveals Safety and Survival Techniques to Keep You and Your Family Protected

Author: Jason Hanson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698196767

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 3014

The New York Times bestseller that reveals the safety, security, and survival techniques that 99% of Americans don’t know—but should When Jason Hanson joined the CIA in 2003, he never imagined that the same tactics he used as a CIA officer for counter intelligence, surveillance, and protecting agency personnel would prove to be essential in every day civilian life. In addition to escaping handcuffs, picking locks, and spotting when someone is telling a lie, he can improvise a self-defense weapon, pack a perfect emergency kit, and disappear off the grid if necessary. He has also honed his “positive awareness”—a heightened sense of his surroundings that allows him to spot suspicious and potentially dangerous behavior—on the street, in a taxi, at the airport, when dining out, or in any other situation. In his engaging and empowering book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, Jason shares this know-how with readers, revealing how to: • prevent home invasions, carjackings, muggings, and other violent crimes • run counter-surveillance and avoid becoming a soft target • recognize common scams at home and abroad • become a human lie detector in any setting, including business negotiations • gain peace of mind by being prepared for anything instead of uninformed or afraid With the skill of a trained operative and the relatability of a suburban dad, Jason Hanson brings his top-level training to everyday Americans in this must-have guide to staying safe in an increasingly dangerous world. From the Hardcover edition.
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IPod Touch For Dummies

Author: Tony Bove

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118129601

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 3513

"Learn to: Set up your iPod touch, use the multitouch interface, and get online; Download apps, check and send e-mail, listen to music, and text with iMessage; Make video calls with FaceTime, take and share photos, and record HD video"--Cover.
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SAS Self-Defense Handbook

Author: Barry Davies

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616082909

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 7243

Presents information on self-defense and security based on the practices of the British Special Air Service, discussing such topics as defensive moves, body weapons, protecting property, and travel precautions.
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The New Bohemians

Cool and Collected Homes

Author: Justina Blakeney

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 161312953X

Category: House & Home

Page: 304

View: 3069

In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, and a "Plant-O-Pedia" offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.
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Destinations of a Lifetime

225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

Author: National Geographic

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426216173

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 9233

National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of the world’s most spectacular destinations, inspiring tangible ideas for your next trip. Hundreds of the most breathtaking locales—both natural and man-made—are illustrated with vivid images taken by the organization's world-class photographers. These images, coupled with evocative text, feature a plethora of visual wonders: ancient monoliths, scenic islands, stunning artwork, electric cityscapes, white-sand seashores, rain forests, ancient cobbled streets, and both classic and innovative architecture. Loaded with hard service information for each location, Destinations of a Lifetime has it all: when to go, where to eat, where to stay, and what to do to ensure the most enriching and authentic experience. From the Hardcover edition.
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