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October 2020
Get Involved with Random Acts of Kindness

Taking a few minutes out of your week to do something nice and unexpected for someone else makes the heart grow fuller. Here are a few ideas to share the love in this uncertain time:

  • Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while
  • Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
  • Make a cup of tea for someone you live with
  • Arrange to have a cup of tea and virtual catch up with someone you know
  • Help with a household chore at home
  • Arrange to watch a film at the same time as a friend and video call
  • Tell someone you know that you are proud of them
  • Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them
  • Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling
  • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up
  • Send someone you know a picture of a cute animal
  • Send an inspirational quote to a friend
  • Send an interesting article to a friend
  • Contact someone you haven’t seen in a while and arrange a phone catch up
  • Spend time playing with your pet
  • Reach out to call a friend, family member or neighbor who is experiencing loneliness or self-isolation
  • Donate to a charity
  • Lend your ear – call a colleague and ask how they’re finding the change in routine
  • Give praise to your colleague for something they’ve done well
  • Arrange to have a video lunch with a colleague
  • Send an inspirational story of kindness people around the world are doing for others to someone you know
  • Donate to foodbanks
  • Offer to skill share with a friend via video call - you could teach guitar, dance etc.
  • Offer support to vulnerable neighbors
  • Offer to send someone a takeaway or a meal
Fun Foot Facts

  • The American Podiatry Medical Association says buying shoes is best done during the afternoon. Your feet tend to swell a little during the day, and it’s best to buy shoes that fit then.
  • Women are 4 times more likely to have foot problems than men are, mostly due to footwear.
  • A 2½-inch high heel can increase the load on the forefoot by 75%.
  • Many people have one foot larger than the other, so it’s best to fit the larger one while standing.
  • The American Podiatric Medical Association states the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, which add up to 115,000 miles in a lifetime – more than 4 times the circumference of the globe.
  • During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck.
  • Walking is the best exercise for your feet. It contributes to your general health by improving circulation and weight control.
  • Foot ailments can become your first sign of more serious medical problems. Your feet mirror your general health, so conditions like arthritis, diabetes, nerve, and circulatory disorders can show their initial symptoms in your feet.
  • 75% of Americans will experience foot problems at one time or another in their lives.
  • Heel pain and ingrown toenails are the most common problems researched.
Autumn Chili
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups cooked and crumbled ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 medium green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • In a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, saute onion until tender. Add the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
January has 31 days in a month. How many other months also have 31 days?

A. 5
B. 6
C. 7
D. 8

Answer: C

Rhyme to Remember:

Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have thirty one. Except February which has 28 days & 29 days in leap year.
Foot Funnies

Why did the foot doctor’s son take up podiatry?

Because he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps.

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Podiatry, also called Chiropody, medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the human foot. The ancient Egyptian Ebers medical papyrus (c. 1500 BC) records some of the earliest remedies for foot problems, and other references to foot treatment are found in the medical literature of most succeeding centuries. The National Association of Chiropodists was founded in the United States in 1912 and became the American Podiatric Medical Association in 1983. The term podiatry was coined by M.J. Lewi of New York in 1917.