A fascinating look at the way we age today and the extent to which we can shape the process In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-four-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-four-year-old. She not only looks and acts like a much younger woman, she holds over twenty-three world records in track and field, seventeen in her current ninety to ninety-five category. Convinced that this remarkable woman could help unlock many of the mysteries of aging, Grierson set out to uncover what it is that's driving Olga. He considers every piece of the puzzle, from her diet and sleep habits to how she scores on various personality traits, from what she does in her spare time to her family history. Olga participates in tests administered by some of the world's leading scientists and offers her DNA to groundbreaking research trials. What emerges is not only a tremendously uplifting personal story but a look at the extent to which our health and longevity are determined by the DNA we inherit at birth, and the extent to which we can shape that inheritance. It examines the sum of our genes, opportunities, and choices, and the factors that forge the course of any life, especially during our golden years.
One part personal quest to discover running greatness after age 50, one part investigation into what the women's running boom can teach athletes about becoming fitter, stronger, and faster as we age, Older, Faster, Stronger is an engrossing narrative sure to inspire women of all ages. A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows how endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the world masters games in Torino, Italy. Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades--the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50.
Now you have three times the fun and three times the adventures in this bumper edition of three hilarious Olga da Polga books in one volume. This book contains : The Tales of Olga da Polga, Olga Meets Her Match, and Olga Carries On.Each story has short chapters, each with their own plot, to build reading confidence
If you're looking for a typical fitness book, this isn't it - and that's a good thing! Part memoir, part reference book, and part motivational text, Journey into Health: Inspiring Lessons in Fitness and Business speaks to those who are interested in becoming fit and healthy for life, not just in looking for six-pack abs or competing in a sporting event. With warmth and compassion, this book describes how health affects an entire community and how gyms and fitness centres are the core of a healthy community. It also explains how everyone has a personal responsibility to become fit and stay fit to benefit themselves, their families, their communities, and the planet. Even the most reluctant exerciser will be motivated and inspired! Be prepared to buy a new gym outfit and hit your favourite fitness studio- and don't worry, you'll find common sense advice on getting started in this book, too. With the help of Journey into Health: Inspiring Lessons in Fitness and Business, you too can overcome a fear of the gym and become healthier and happier in order to enjoy life fully.
WTF is "Running Harmony," and who the hell is this "Harmony" guy anyway? Running Harmony is the art of running hard, sitting soft, and eating kind. It's also the name of Ray Harmony's running column in Vegan Health & Fitness magazine. This book is the first volume in the series, and is a collection of all Ray's writing on running from 2015 to 2016. Ray Harmony is a British African based in Canada via the USA, and has been Vegan Straight Edge for over 10 years. He is a full-time musician and author, and a part-time runner, who recently completed a one-year 5K-a-day running streak. Ray is a Vibram ambassador and runs exclusively in FiveFingers. His favourite distance is 5K, with a current PR of 18:41. He also has a handful of running medals, but he doesn't like showing off so he keeps them hidden in the zipped pocket of his laptop bag, mainly as an occasional reminder to himself that sometimes he can run pretty fast. Ray Harmony has made music with Serj Tankian from System of a Down, Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, and many more. Ray's running song "Two Runs Make a Right" is available for free download from his website: RunningHarmony.com "If exercise is medicine - and it is - Ray Harmony is Gregory House by way of Patch Adams. A lively kick in the butt for lapsed gym dogs and a hymn to the awesome power of commitment." -BRUCE GRIERSON, author of What Makes Olga Run? "Ray submitted an excerpt from this book for his column in Vegan Health & Fitness magazine. I was the lucky first one to read it, and immediately insisted on reading most of it aloud to the rest of the staff. We all agreed that it was probably the best thing that has ever been published in VHF. Not only is it extremely eloquent and well-written, but the message comes from the heart and is very touching and inspirational. We can all relate to the emotions Ray experienced, and his journey is a joy to experience with him. I highly recommend this book. I know it is going to make a real difference in the lives of those who read it." -BRENDA CAREY, editor of Vegan Health & Fitness magazine
This book presents an analysis of organizational wisdom via an embedded single case study of a group's attempt to develop and spread a medical innovation within a Canadian healthcare authority. By offering a unique insight into how values, rationality, and power interact in a real social setting, the book explores how they create positive change.
Evidence Based Treatment with Older Adults: Theory, Practice, and Research provides a detailed examination of five research-supported psychosocial interventions for use with older adults: cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, life review/reminiscence, problem solving therapy, and psychoeducational/social support approaches. These interventions address the diversity of mental health conditions and late-life challenges that older adults and their family members experience. Detailed explanations of the approaches, skills, and strategies employed in each intervention are provided, as are adaptions for use of the interventions with older adults. Vignettes are also used to demonstrate the use of specific practice skills and techniques with older clients. The theory undergirding each approach and the historical development of the interventions is explained, and provides the reader with a rich understanding of background and context of each therapy. In addition, the distinct issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse/misuse for which evidence exists are highlighted. Research support for application of the interventions in community-based, acute care, and long-term care settings and in individual and group formats is also discussed. Finally, implementation issues encountered in therapeutic work with older adults are described as are accommodations to enhance treatment efficacy. In sum, this book provides a comprehensive overview of evidence based psychosocial interventions for older adults; it is ideal for students and mental health professionals interested in clinical work with older adults and their families.
Written during the Italian winter of 1930, The Blue Spill is an unfinished detective novel written by Ezra Pound – the leading figure of modernist poetry in the 20th century – and his long-time companion Olga Rudge. Published for the first time in this authoritative critical edition, the novel reflects both Rudge's and Pound's voracious reading of popular fiction as it echoes and parodies such writers as Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and P.G. Wodehouse. Based on the original manuscripts of the novel, this critical edition includes annotation and textual commentary throughout. The book also includes critical essays exploring the contexts of the work, from the dynamics of artistic collaboration to the growing popularity of detective fiction at the beginning of the 20th century. Taken together, this unique publication sheds new light on the relationship between the literary avant-garde and popular culture in the modernist period.
This book stays with the characters from the previous book in the series and follows them through the many difficulties of the last of the French and Indian Wars. Readers will travel back and forth to various places in New Enland as the settlers either stay in Broad Bay or leave for a safer environment.
The Stage is our world. We play our part in it, within the time allotted to us. When the time is up - down goes the curtain. Fate distributes the parts we play, we have no hand in the choosing. We are lucky sometimes. Olga believes she was destined to be a bag-lady, living in doorways. On her hospital bed, anorexic Tina is convinced that nothing is wrong with her. If people would just mind their own business. The Three Buddies, living on skid row, try to survive the best they can. There are good moments. And to hope costs nothing. One learns to accept the things one cannot change. Mister Alister and Mister Pedro realize that sometimes there are Happy Endings, after all.
First, there was Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, then The Hunt for Red October, now comes Undersea Thunder. Take your sea sick pills; this is going to be a wild ride. Go aboard a Russian submarine of the future. Feel the sub rocked by the heavy waves as she encounters an off shore oil rig and must rescue the crew in an arctic storm. Feel the pressure build as she slides into the depths after she is heavily damaged and now rests on the bottom, with tempers and oxygen growing short. Can they make their way to the surface? Did the captain disregard orders, or was he just a pawn in power struggle for something else? Feel the concussion of depth charges as the captain plays a deadly game of cat and mouse game with an adversary twice his size. Feel the thunder in Undersea Thunder.
Some people achieve far more than their time on earth should allow, making a real difference to many, yet unrecognised by most.Olga Baillie-Grohman is one such person. The summary of her life reads as an extraordinary catalogue of events ? born in Austria within hours of Adolf Hitler and Charlie Chaplin, she married a Kenyan soldier-settler and was recruited to British Intelligence work. Her second marriage to a senior Government official enabled her to fulfil many missions in life - elected as the first female member of the Nairobi City Council followed by the Kenyan Legislative Council, Olga used her standing to advance better urban housing for African's, education for the continents women and as a representative to the smaller coffee farmers. Olga?s story is one that should not be forgotten as it is a guiding light for putting the world to rights and an inspiration to others.
Meet "Olga." You won't forget her. Olga was the ninth and last of Angel and Maria Zervoulakos' children and the only girl. He was an officer in the Greek navy, a courtier to the royal household, then a refugee to America where he enlisted in the U.S. Cavalry and was sent to Manila to fight insurgents. He then became the real-life Filipino reincarnation of Sam Spade who played poker with Eisenhower, helped capture spies and adored the opera. Olga was his "Little Princess" who dodged bombs and bullets and ultimately triumphed over the Japanese occupation of Manila in World War II. She was the architect of the plan that saved her family when the Japanese destroyed the city. She had been a child of wealth who, at age 13, was suddenly impoverished and shoved into the night at the point of a Japanese bayonet. All that she had known was gone, except for devotion to a family filled with heroes. She surrendered her childhood, but claimed a dignity, grace and zest for life. She grew up in war. She was stronger than it was. Hers is a grand coming of age story told against the backdrop of incomprehensible hardship. It's a thriller and even more a personal, spiritual revelation. She survived starvation, a brutal military establishment and the murder of 100,000 of her fellow Manilans in February 1945. She saw it, felt it, conquered it. Olga is a wonderful little girl, and then a spectacular woman, whom readers will come to love. David Rutter, the author, spent 40 years as a journalist and wrote millions of words. None mattered more to him than the story of "Olga." David Lynn Rutter spent four decades as an award-winning reporter, columnist, editor and publisher for six newspapers in five states. Rutter was born in Danville, Kentucky, grew up in Indiana and, as did his fellow Kentuckian, Abraham Lincoln, followed destiny to Illinois where he now lives in Evanston, Il., with his wife, Naomi.
Olga Tufnell (1905–85) was a British archaeologist working in Egypt, Cyprus and Palestine in the 1920s and 1930s, a period often described as a golden age of archaeological discovery. For the first time, this book presents Olga’s account of her experiences in her own words. Based largely on letters home, the text is accompanied by dozens of photographs that shed light on personal experiences of travel and dig life at this extraordinary time. Introductory material by John D.M. Green and Ros Henry provides the social, historical, biographical and archaeological context for the overall narrative. The letters offer new insights into the social and professional networks and history of archaeological research, particularly for Palestine under the British Mandate. They provide insights into the role of foreign archaeologists, relationships with local workers and inhabitants, and the colonial framework within which they operated during turbulent times. This book will be an important resource for those studying the history of archaeology in the Eastern Mediterranean, particularly for the sites of Qau el-Kebir, Tell Fara, Tell el-‘Ajjul and Tell ed-Duweir (ancient Lachish). Moreover, Olga’s lively style makes this a fascinating personal account of archaeology and travel in the interwar era.
Olga Mukhina is one of the most talented, young playwrights in Russia. Born in Moscow in 1970, she has already garnered enviable praise from critics and audiences throughout Russia and Europe since her first play, Tanya-Tanya, was performed in 1996. Tanya-Tanya is an atmospheric, poetic tale that observes three couples at a suburban Moscow home who dance, drink champagne, kiss, fall in and out of love, and struggle with dignity and humor to keep some semblance of control over their lives. The parallels with Chekhovian drama are undeniable and clearly intended by the author. You, Mukhina's most recent work, is a love poem to her hometown of Moscow as well as a scathing attack on the apathy of people blindly wrapped up in their own happiness and sorrow.
'Wheeeeeeeee!' squeaked Olga. 'Ombomstiggywoggles and Wheeeeeeeeee! Wheeeeeeeeeeee! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!' What can it mean? Olga isn't telling, but Noel, Fangio, and Graham are very impressed. So are Fircone and Raisin the newcomers to the Sawdust family home who arrive just in time to hear Olga's first attempts at poetry.
A brand new book about the mischievous guinea-pig, Olga da Polga. Winter has come to the Sawdust household, and Olga's been moved into a new home, inside the house. She's very excited about this and even manages to get Mrs Sawdust to redecorate her box! Olga enjoys watching the comings and goings in the house and gets up to all kinds of mischief and embarks on many wonderful adventures. * A brand new Olga da Polga book, being published together with reissues the backlist titles. * Best-selling author of 'Paddington Bear' books. This is his first book for some years. * Illustrated throughout with enchanting black and white artwork. * Lively and humorous stories with a wonderful leading character.