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Airport Scare-Ya

Here’s another one of those Airport Scare-ya articles. This time it’s Health Risks of Walking Barefoot Through Airport Security.

But I detect a hint of an ulterior motive . . .

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Mid-Flight Mis-Focus

The New York Times has weighed in again, this time regarding bare feet on airplanes, and yet again focus on the wrong culprits.

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.

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One in Six Podiatrists . . .

On his America’s Podiatrist blog, Dr. Michael Nirenberg points us to a survey of podiatrists in the magazine Podiatry Management. The survey asks “Do you recommend barefoot running?”

The response is (somewhat) better than I thought it might be.

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Hope on the Trail

I hiked at Lake Hope State Park a few times in the last week, so I thought I’d combine my photos from those two hikes.

But first some deer.

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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for this weekend comes from Frank & Ernest. It appeared October 3, 2013.

Frank & Ernest, October 3, 2013

Frank & Ernest, October 3, 2013

 

What barefooter doesn’t like a podiatrist joke?

 

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What’s Glove Got to Do With It?

This is the time of year when many people are beginning to wonder what they will do as winter approaches. Some of these are folks who have recently come to barefoot running, and that has led to their going barefoot much more in their lives, not just in running. Many are asking, what should I wear now?

I don’t want to address barefoot running in cooler temperatures, just what to do if you want to go barefoot while out and about.

My words of advice are . . .

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These Feet Were Made for Walkin’

There’s an interesting new study that looks at how our hands and feet are wired in our brains. The results of the study suggest that hands for tool use evolved before feet for walking (the debate is over whether we evolved walking to free up our hands for tool use, or we evolved tool use after our hands were freed up because of upright walking).

But I was fascinated by another aspect of the study.

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