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(BPT) - Balance in all aspects of life is a good thing. We work hard but make time for fun, love our children while setting boundaries, and eat healthy to enjoy a sundae on Friday night. But mental equilibrium isn’t the only kind of balance that’s important in life. Good physical balance can help older people avoid the debilitating and potentially life-threatening complications of a fall.
Balance-boosting footwear tips for older Americans
(BPT) - Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and while many of those individuals manage their condition through a combination of treatment options, each year thousands still face one of the most devastating side effects of the disease: amputation. About half of those with diabetes will experience peripheral neuropathy - a loss of feeling in the lower extremities - making amputation a very real risk. In fact, people with diabetes account for more than 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower limb amputations, according to the American Diabetes Association.
(StatePoint) There’s no better time than the holiday season to help your favorite outdoor thrill seekers gear up for all their upcoming adventures.
(Family Features) Millions toil away in their office cubicles, dreaming of owning their own piece of the American dream. Meanwhile, many entrepreneurial thinkers are using rough economic times as the catapult for making their small business dreams come true.
(BPT) - Climbing the corporate ladder requires marketable skills, initiative, creativity and ... the right shoes? While the importance of proper footwear may seem obvious for professions that require standing or walking all day, such as waitressing, nursing or cooking, poor shoe choices can also trip you up in an office setting.
Power shoes: Choosing the right footwear for climbing the corporate ladder
(BPT) - Americans are on the move: logging two billion business and leisure trips of 50 miles or more from home for at least one night last year alone, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Today, more people are looking for authentic travel activities – ones that are outside the traditional museum or monument visit. To get more out of your next vacation, consider expert advice on how to break out of the tourist rut and have a truly authentic local experience.
(BPT) - Remember the scene in Home Alone where the family is rushing through the crowded airport? Or images of teeming crowds in a shopping mall, every arm holding countless packages? Well ... it’s that time of year again!
Black leather stiletto knee boot by Nine West, $129.
Studded combat boot in light natural leather by Pink & Pepper, $59.95.
Studded accents, stitching and brass buckle details highlight "Bollo" from Vince Camuto, $159.95.
"Bollo" two-tone leather calf boot by Vince Camuto, $159.95
Top: Black leather peep-toe bootie by Antonio Melani, $89.95, bottom: Hoover grey faux suede shootie by Rampage, $49.95
Supremely stylish and fully functional — is any fashion footwear more versatile and practical than boots?
(BPT) - No one disputes that exercise provides a host of health benefits, from helping control weight to improving cardiovascular functions. But exercising in the wrong footwear can cause more harm than good, especially since foot health is integral to overall well-being.
Avoiding footwear fumbles when exercising or playing sports
WASHINGTON — Camouflage combat uniforms in the armed forces may be getting a new look, or at least the same look across all four branches.
Residents looking to save a few dollars on clothes, shoes, school supplies and other items took advantage of the state’s tax-free holiday Friday morning.
AUSTIN — Shoppers can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said in a news release. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday through Aug. 11.
At boot camp, U.S. Army recruits receive four sets of camouflage fatigues, 100 percent American-made. For women, the clothing package from Uncle Sam is missing one layer: undies. Neither gender gets sneakers.
COPPERAS COVE — Police arrested two men suspected of stealing items from Walmart and H-E-B Plus! in two separate incidents during the weekend.
State law changed this year’s annual sales tax holiday to Aug. 9-11, a week earlier than previously scheduled.
As I write this, I’ve spent the last 24 hours following news reports of the fertilizer plant explosion in West. My husband and I stayed up after midnight watching CNN and, since we live just 45 miles from West, answering texts from friends and family inquiring about our well being.
A girl joins a boy at a bus stop and points out her spiffy-looking galoshes.
The Citizens for Soldiers club will have its monthly meeting and workday from noon to 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Belton Senior Activity Center, 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.