Hormone Imbalance Symptoms Women Can Change

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Hormone Imbalance Symptoms Women Can Change

 

1 in 3 Women Suffer From Hormone Imbalance At Some Point In Their Lives

 

Wow- is this true?

 

I was certainly the One in three of those females (I was 14) way back then, and absolutely No One figured that out.

 

I started ballet training when I was four years old.

 

I auditioned for, and got into the best ballet school in my country when I was 13.

 

I was hard working, skinny, and unbelievably, passed the audition criteria.

 

A year later my weight gain threatened my position in the school.

 

And what about you? What’s your story?

 

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Anyone, women and girls, who don’t aspire to such a draconian field of body image demand, still can’t avoid the gauntlet run of high school, fashion, athletics, bathing suit body, prom dress et al.

In our crazy culture, there is no where to run, nowhere to hide, if you’re an overweight, stressed out, pimply or angry teen or woman of any age.

 

Why is that?

 

Hormones!!

 

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Years after I retired from dancing, I still didn’t have this figured out.

 

I looked back at how I’d tried to get help from my doctor. I described to him how, in spite of dancing and teaching eight hours a day, I couldn’t stay thin.

 

He said “your thyroid is probably low. Get some iodine solution and take 2 drops twice a week. “

 

Did he prescribe a thyroid test, or an endocrine test? No!

 

And many years later I wrote

 

My Own Teen Weight Gain Story – Hormone Imbalance

 

…because I wanted to help young dancers who were struggling.

 

I was on the right track. I recommended endocrine, or hormone balance tests, to any teen who could get one.

Are You Over 50 Or Over 60?

Can you only imagine how incredible it would feel to have the energy to play with your children or grandchildren…because you just never feel like that anymore?

 

Are You Over 40 Or …35?

 

Do you dread spending “quality time” with your partner because you mostly feel tired or guilty about your lack of the healthy sex drive you can barely remember?

 

Do you struggle to recall when you used to go full speed all day and get everything done, without being dragged  down by that sensation that your brain has been engulfed by a dense mist?

 

Do you long to see the persistent unwelcome belly fat  at your waist and hips just melt away, with not such a struggle on your part?

 

Don’t you just crave to bounce out of bed every day full of energy and vigor, and beam at the You looking back from the mirror?

Okay, okay, I know you got my point!

 

If you’re ready for some life affirming information related to this dilemma, I believe you can benefit from The Power Of Hormones information. 

 

You don’t feel like the woman/girl you used to, right? And since how long?

 

When was the last time someone told you how much they admire everything you do… “What an incredible Mother you are” “What a supportive wife you are” and “How successful you are at your job“…

 

It may be painful to think back that far!

 

Now, imagine being able to do all this energetic professional/wife/mother/partner activity – for real!
Without struggling, criticizing yourself, or following severe diets or full exertion exercise plans (that you hate!).
Without fear of being called a lame hypochondriac by your healthcare professional…
Without feeling completely let down when blood test results come back ‘normal’, or “low normal”.
Without enduring the stress and disappointment of hormonal “treatments” that don’t work or make you feel nauseated or weird!
And without having to spend years (no, decades!) sorting it out for yourself from the internet.

 

Have you ever waited and waited for the weight loss after you committed to a low calorie diet and regular exercise regime?

 

Why aren’t you burning those calories?

 

Burning that fat?

 

If your hormones are out of balance, you probably wake up exhausted even when you thought had a good night’s sleep.

 

Is that you?

 

Do you find yourself feeling constantly down, even when there is nothing to feel down about?

 

When your hormones are out of whack, the result is, you put on weight, stay awake at night, and hardly remember your libido. 

You may feel nauseous when pregnant, or you can’t get pregnant.

 

You can experience skin irritations.

 

You may lack mental acuity during the day when you’re hard pressed to perform at your job.

 

You can be quick to react to others with irritability, anger, sadness, or depression.

 

You may increase your risk of cancer (particularly breast cancer).

 

Left undiscovered, hormone imbalance can ruin your health, joy of life, and your most important relationships.

 

That is really, really sad and horrible.

 

I don’t want you to have to put up with these symptoms – when they could so easily be treated.

 

Balancing your hormones will AUTOMATICALLY release those debilitating symptoms from your life and ultimately change how you look and feel…

Even after…

  • Your doctor told you there is nothing wrong
  • You’ve had your hormone levels tested by a healthcare professional and the  results came back ‘normal’
  • You have forced yourself  to eat less (almost nothing) and exercise rigorously but you haven’t lost significant weight
  • You have been informed you are ‘menopausal’, or almost

 

I recommend that you reverse this degeneration of your life and vitality with The Power of Hormones.

 

It is a digitally published book (an e-book, instant download) and is the result of months of passion driven research by the author.

 

It is a compilation of all the secrets she discovered, about how to balance your hormones.

 

She assembled this data to create a fast, effective program so that you can get incredible hormone-balancing results.

 

Maybe you feel like you’ve tried everything before to get your life back, and decrease your symptoms.

 

With this information you will be able to interpret your own hormone test results and make informed decisions about your health.

 

Wow –  you can finally drop that weight, get better sleep, and wake up with the energy that you’ve needed so badly. 

 

Hormones are so powerful, that, unbalanced, they can wreck havoc on your entire life!

 

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Below is my post from a ballet blog, from when I was starting to research and write about hormonal imbalance. 

Teen Weight Gain is agony!

“I rarely talk about personal stuff but since you all have stuck with me for a few years now, I feel comfortable to share.

Teen weight gain is agony – and if you’re a ballet dancer, cheerleader – or “any” girl – it is horrible. And this is way before social media or every day bullying at school.

I wrote a slightly clinical post about hormone imbalance on my other toe shoes blog today. But this is my own story.

When I was young I was so skinny my mother called me “the skull”. But for ballet that’s good right? I ate anything that I wanted to and was thin.

When I went to the summer ballet course in Hockley Valley, Ontario Canada, the ballet teachers were all from the National Ballet of Canada and the National Ballet School teacher course. I was in good hands.

We had 3-4 ballet classes a day and we gobbled up our boxed lunches – 2 sandwiches, some raw vegetable snack and a cupcake.

Our ballet teachers were horrified. They picked the sandwich contents out of the bread with a fork and threw away everything else.

And that summer I auditioned for the National Ballet School of Canada and was accepted. All was well for about a year and a half.

Then the teen weight gain began. Nightmare! I was eating what I had always eaten. There were a few other girls who gained weight too. We were lepers, let me assure you.

What I didn’t know was hormone imbalance was involved. Nowadays a parent and a family doctor would suspect. But not then.

If a girl has heavy and had painful periods, that’s a sign. Weight gain (while exercising and eating well) is a sign.

Worry, anxiety, fatigue and social withdrawal are all signs of hormonal imbalance.

No one realized we needed a hormone balance test.”

I sure could have used The Power Of Hormones then! 🙂 

 

Prepared Food Delivery Programs – Which One Really Works?

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Prepared Food Delivery Programs

I have long been skeptical about prepared food delivery programs.

 

I used to read all the labels on the frozen food dinners at the stores and noticed the “other flavors” and the 99 names for MSG, the long chemical names of may ingredients, and the food colorings.

 

Also, the sodium contents were sky high.

 

More recently I discovered bistroMD.  A food delivery program for dieters.

 

Diet Food Delivery Programs

 

So why does bistroMD diet food delivery work for so many people?

 

bistro MD states:

 

“Research shows that when you’re not consuming enough calories, your body will go into starvation mode causing your body to hold onto fat, negatively impacting your weight loss efforts.”

 

bistroMD is not a severe deprivation diet. It is designed to help you lose weight without your body holding onto fat, or burning up your muscle tissue for energy.

 

Muscle loss is unhealthy weight loss.

 

“bistroMD’s complete meal plans provide the calories you need and a specific balance of macronutrients to support weight loss.”

 

What’s more, this program has designed several crucial different menu plans, because we’re not all the same! (more below).

 

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Can You Lose Weight With Meal Delivery?

 

For many dieters this is the best way to lose weight.

 

Wouldn’t you love to have no shopping, no running out of the right foods?

 

When you think about it, when do dieters go off the diet? Perhaps for these reasons:

  • Too tired to select, prepare, cook, and wash up the pots
  • Depressed from not getting the right nutrition from cutting calories
  • Mood swings, giving up, brain fatigue from not getting the right nutrition
  • Lack of support and companionship while dieting

 

Wouldn’t you love to know that you can avoid these dieters’ problems and have some kind of safety net?

 

With meals from bistroMD, you will have a delightful choice of meals, without having food in the fridge that you can’t eat, tempting you in your weaker moments.

 

While there may be food in the fridge for other household members, you will always have choices especially for you, on hand.

 

You won’t be going out shopping having to deny yourself with every browse through the store.

 

No! Your food will be delivered and you will simply sort it and put it in the freezer .

 

So, yes, you will be losing weight!

 

Weight Loss Food Delivery Programs

 

As one of the most popular weight loss food delivery programs, what else does bistroMD provide its customers with that helps them lose weight?

 

First, a little background on the founders; Ed and Caroline Cedarquist decided to integrate their experience and love of healthy food into what became bistroMD.

 

Ed the “foodie” element started cooking in college. He inserts his interest of tasty and healthy foods by ongoing global travel in order to increase that quality of tastes and nutrients into the various bistroMD food plans.

 

The “MD” element, Caroline, developed her interest in bariatrics (medical weight management) from realizing that many diseases she treated her patients for were related to weight and diet.

 

Together, they aim to not only provide dieters with great tasting healthy meals, but to also educate them in related aspects of good health, like good sleep and exercise, that make a diet program successful.

 

As a bistroMD customer, you will choose a plan from a variety of categories:

  • Standard
  • Gluten Free
  • Heart Healthy
  • Diabetic
  • Menopause
  • EATS (essential and tasty snacks)

 

All these plans are further customized for men, and women.

 

You can pick your meals from 150 choices every week.

 

You can also choose to have 3 meals a day provide, plus snacks, or just lunches and dinners for 5 days per week. 

 

I wrote the following article in 2011. I have updated it for this article about bistroMD. 

Chemical Weight Loss VS Real Food Fast Weight Loss

 

When I say chemical weight loss I don’t mean pills or drinks, but the many diet systems offering fast weight loss by means of chemically flavored and colored processed, frozen foods.

 

As opposed to real fresh food that will nurture your body. That will not disrupt your hormone balance and make it even harder to lose weight.

 

Or cause cravings for carbohydrates because they are artificially sweetened, and you never get away from sweet tastes.

I have always felt suspicious about diets that promote “yummy desserts” with almost no calories.

 

Very few artificial sweeteners do not only keep a sugar addiction going.

 

In fact, in order to fatten up lab rats for medical studies, a specific artificial sweetener is fed to them.

 

Wanna be a lab rat? I would say that the experiment has already been done, and that the diet industry already has the results in.

 

That those of you who lose weight through chemical foods just keep right on eating those “yummy desserts” after the diet.

 

The taste for them has never been replaced with the taste for fresh fruit or even “real food” desserts.

 

I know it is a lot harder to shop, chop, broil and poach real lean meat or poultry cuts. Or get to the market when the fish is freshest.

 

But you have a freezer, right? Now you can get, just as an example, frozen lean ORGANICALLY fed chicken pieces, cut to meal size, and you can have a dozen meals ready to cook, from freezer to pan.

You can cook a bunch at once and chop up into a large salad – easy to take some in a tub to work for lunch. Add some walnut pieces for a crunch.

 

Use a home-made salad dressing made with an oil you really need, such as flax seed oil or olive oil.

 

Omega 3 oils should never be removed from your diet! Just measure what you’re using in a meal, so you are following a plan.

Adding exercise will help with your weight loss, boost your metabolism and contribute to peaceful sleep.

 

I hope this information helps you with your weight loss goals.

 

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Exercises For Balance For Seniors

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Exercises For Balance For Seniors

What exercises help improve balance?

What are the best exercises for balance – for seniors to learn and be able to do anywhere, including at home?

 

Doctors recommend balance exercises for seniors to prevent falls especially, and for general health.

 

If you have medical conditions (whether you’re a senior or not) consult with your healthcare practitioner about the level of exertion you can practice safely.

 

A one legged stand:

 

This exercise is simple. Advice includes to hold onto a chair back, or some piece of furniture, and with the BodyBoss gym kit (more about that below), you can use the exercise bar as a staff.

 

It involves lifting one leg up behind you, bending your knee, and keeping your knees together. Then, simply stand on that leg for about 30 seconds.

 

Repeat about a dozen times, and then switch legs. Repeat all.

 

This is one of the best exercises for balance and stability for seniors  – and anyone!

 

Let go of your balance tool intermittently, if you can.

 

This practice engages your big muscle groups – the hips, thighs, and core (abdominal and low back) muscles.

 

It also trains your brain (anew) to respond to the tiny balance shifts that your muscles control, establishing patterns.

 

This is called neuroplasticity.

 

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Weight Shifting:

 

This is similar to the exercise described above. You can use a balance tool if needed.

 

It is done by shifting the weight from two legs to one, lifting a leg up a few inches, and holding the position.

 

Keep it up for about 30 seconds, repeat about a dozen times, then switch legs.

 

Walking heel to toe:

 

You have probably done this many times. This is how most people measure an approximate number of feet across a floor, if they don’t have a measuring tape handy.

 

You walk placing one foot exactly in front of the other, placing your heel close up to your toes of your back foot.

 

This exerts your big balancing muscle groups more than ordinary walking. It requires more a of a weight shift.

 

Take about 20-30 steps, use whatever space you have.

 

Use your BodyBoss exercise bar, a cane or broom handle if you need help, initially.

 

This one of the excellent exercises for balance in elderly people, and will move you along to more strenuous routines.

 

Leg raises, to the back:

 

These are done holding your chair back or other balance tool.

 

Raise one leg behind you, keeping your posture held in a straight natural position.

 

Hold about 12-15 seconds. Repeat about 12 times.

 

Switch legs and repeat all.

 

Side leg raises are done the same, raising your leg to the side.

 

With the BodyBoss stretchy bands you can add resistance as you progress, ever increasing your muscle exertion and muscle building.

 

Exercises for balance for athletes are also part of the BodyBoss offerings – because anyone can ramp up the repetitions and resistance with this gym kit.

 

When you first start exercising after a period of not being too active, you may get leg cramps.

 

Start slowly. It doesn’t matter if you do, for example, 5 repetitions of these exercises, for a couple of weeks. Work up to a higher count gradually.

 

 

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The video below shows a series of exercises that you can work up to slowly, if you’re out of shape. It is not for beginners.

 

It shows you how the portable gym equipment (which this lady has brought to a park) is used for different exercises.

 

When you get your BodyBoss you will get a manual of balance exercises for seniors with pictures.

 

All the training provided improves your strength, stability and balance.

 

You will have access to many videos (over a hundred are on the BodyBoss youtube channel.)

 

This level of working out is something you can aspire to.

 

Aim for a twice a week full body workout, with exercises chosen by you, from the BodyBoss exercises.

 

What causes poor balance in seniors?

 

This article promotes the BodyBoss portable gym, so we are discussing physical balance improvement, as opposed to a balance disorder, a neurological condition.

 

If no balance disorder is present, poor balance can be a result of weak and poorly toned muscles.

 

That’s why I recommend the BodyBoss portable home gym kit for exercises for balance for older adults.

 

Poor balance also involve the loss of reflexive responses. Navigating stairs, uneven garden areas and natural trails can be difficult if you are out of shape.

 

If this is you, are you ready to fix that?

You can!

 

Taken from the NIH website, these following questions address the possibility of a balance disorder.

Do I Have a Balance Problem? Questions to Ask Yourself

 

You can help identify a balance problem by asking yourself some key questions. If you answer “yes” to any of these questions, discuss the symptom with your doctor.

  • Do I feel unsteady?
  • Do I feel as if the room is spinning around me, even only for brief periods of time?
  • Do I feel as if I’m moving when I know I’m standing or sitting still?
  • Do I lose my balance and fall?
  • Do I feel as if I’m falling?
  • Do I feel lightheaded, or as if I might faint?
  • Does my vision become blurred?
  • Do I ever feel disoriented, losing my sense of time, place, or identity?”

Some balance disorders, once diagnosed, are treated with physical exercises. They would be prescribed and taught by a physical therapist.

 

 

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The following syndicated article gives a good overview of exercise options.

Exercises to Improve Balance – The Top Five Exercises to Help You Improve Your Balance by Jim Hofman

As we age, one of the most common physical skills that deteriorates is our balance. It doesn’t have to be that way though. If you do certain simple exercises, you can maintain your balance skills for a lifetime. Here are the five best exercises to improve balance…

Yoga

You may think yoga is just stretching and mind relaxation, but it is much more than that.

First of all, stretching is very good for your balance. The more limber and flexible you are, the easier it becomes for your body to work in harmony, so to speak. Your physical balance is a function of your mind and body working together. This is the core principle of yoga.

Further, yoga is low impact, which is great if your knees, ankles, and other joints have taken a pounding over the years.

Pilates

Pilates is similar to yoga since it is equally low impact and emphasizes flexibility. Pilates goes one better by specifically targeting the core muscles, which are crucial for balance.

If you’ve never participated in a pilates class, you will be amazed at how difficult they are. You will work on muscles in an entirely different way, most notably your abdominals. Many of the moves in class are quite simple. There is no fancy choreography, but the moves take practice and effort. The emphasis on your core and holding your body still will improve your balance skills by leaps and bounds.

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Balance Boards

Balance boards are probably the best exercise to improve balance. They are often used by those who participate in board sports, like skiing, surfing, and skate boarding.

Essentially, standing on a balance board simulates the activity of these sports. Usually the board looks like a small surf board with an attached heavy duty ball on the bottom.

The goal is to stand atop the board and maintain your balance. The trick is to keep your upper body still while relying on your core and leg muscles to do the work.

One Legged Alternating Stands

This is an effective exercise you can do at home. Try it while looking in a mirror. Just stand alternatively on one leg and then the other. In fitness classes, instructors will sometimes direct you to pick up and set down a small hand weight while balancing on one leg, which challenges your balance even more.

Try it for 30 seconds at a time on each leg, and steadily increase the time as your balance improves.

Fitball Balance Discs

This is another excellent piece of fitness equipment. Similar to a balance board conceptually, the goal is to remain atop the disc while maintaining your balance.

The fitball balance disc is flat on the bottom and spherical on top. You can use it either standing or while laying across the top, which is similar to a pilates move. In addition to helping your balance, using a fitball balance disc does a great job strengthening and toning your mid section.

Summary

You don’t have to lose your physical balance skills as you age. The best way to combat loss of balance is to participate in specific exercises to improve your skill level.

Group fitness classes like yoga and pilates are ideal, as they emphasize core muscles and flexibility. Specific fitness equipment like balance boards and fitball balance discs simulate board sports and provide a challenging test of your ability to stay on top without stepping off.

Finally, simple alternating one legged stands are a low tech but effective way to work on this crucial life skill.

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How To Build Upper Body Strength For Beginners

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How To Build Upper Body Strength For Beginners

 

The photo above is of  a young woman working her upper body on a TRX band. Those are very popular and have to be set into a high ceiling.

 

Anything is possible, but you’re not likely to find a set in someone’s home.

 

This article is about the BodyBoss portable gym kit. It comes with an anchoring platform and stretch bands.

 

You can do the same upper body exercises with your BodyBoss that you can with the TRX bands.

 

Wouldn’t you love to pull a light weight gym kit out of your front hall closet, or from under your bed, and just start a workout that you’ve chosen yourself?

 

 

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Can I Learn How To Build Upper Body Strength From Nothing

 

“According to a study published in October 2017 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, just 30 minutes twice a week of high intensity resistance and impact training was shown to improve functional performance, as well as bone density, structure, and strength in postmenopausal women with low bone mass — and it had no negative effects.” – article here.

 

If you’re starting from scratch you can use your BodyBoss to build strength.

 

Strength for everyday activities like:

  • Shopping/carrying bags in
  • Gardening
  • Housework – vacuuming/laundry/bed-making and more
  • Sports you enjoy
  • Working/playing with your children

 

Strength helps you avoid muscle strains or sprains. It prevents you from getting back injuries, wrist injuries, ankle injuries and more.

 

If you do get injured, strong and toned muscles will be injured to a lesser degree.

 

Injuries will affect you your entire life, so it is best to build enough muscle to live your life comfortably, and with confidence.

 

This video gives you a look at what BodyBoss looks like, and how you can use it to build upper body strength.

 

 

 

 

“Adults should aim to do moderate or intense muscle-strengthening workouts that target all muscle groups two days per week.” – full article here.

 

With your BodyBoss portable gym, you can do two full body workouts a week.

 

That’s all! In between those workouts, your muscles are building. That’s why you don’t do a workout everyday.

 

With use of the stretchy bands that come with your gym kit, you create resistance in your movements.

 

That resistance stimulates your muscles to – build muscle!

 

With the BodyBoss you can build upper body strength at home, or while traveling.

 

You can get together with friends and workout, each on your own BodyBoss kit.

 

Upper body resistance training improves:

  • Your heart health
  • Your posture – which in turn improves your breathing habits, sitting habits et al
  • Increase of your bone density (discussed in a section below)
  • Acceleration of your metabolism
  • Your mental acuity (circulation to your brain)
  • Your mood! Exercise stimulates dopamine and other brain chemical release

 

 

Bone density is a big topic and I found this syndicated article about it. I think you’ll find it informative.

Increase Bone Density With Exercise by Anthony Leger

It is an established fact that exercise increases bone density. It is also a well known that a large number of people undergo age related decline in bone mass, and this is the leading cause of frailty and fracture in older adults. Women, in particular, are susceptible to osteoporosis following menopause. Therefore, it is necessary to ensure that individuals do not lose their ability to move about in later years due to the loss of bone density.

Calcium and bone density:

It is true that many women take calcium supplements to ward off osteoporosis. However, taking in calcium supplements alone is not enough to maintain bone density. Magnesium and other micronutrients are also required to assimilate calcium. In addition, strength training is necessary to retain assimilated calcium.

Various studies have collected evidence of strength training increasing bone mass and maintaining the density of bones. For example, one study in Ontario’s Manchester University showed that postmenopausal women who underwent strength training for a year increased the bone mass in their spine by approximately nine percent when compared to women who did not participate in weight training and therefore experienced a fall in bone density.

Experts agree that exercise – strength training exercise in particular – is the key to preserving bone density and maintaining bone mass. Strength training exercise increases bone density, improves balance and develops muscle strength, and all of these factors help older adults improve their quality of life drastically.

Types of exercise

Not all exercises are created equal. Even among strength training exercises, certain kinds of exercises affect the density of bones and improve bone health more than others.

According to a research conducted by the Bone & Joint Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation Center, three characteristics in strength training exercise make it most suitable for building bone density. These are:

  • The magnitude of strain in the exercise: Greater magnitude is found in exercises like weightlifting and gymnastics because of the greater force involved.
  • The rate of strain in the exercise: This is where the rate of the impact felt is higher, as in plyometrics (exercises centered on fast, powerful movements) and jumping.
  • Frequency of strain in the exercise: This is higher in exercises such as running, going up and down stars and weightlifting where the bones are impacted more frequently during the exercise.

All the three factors above play important roles in developing and maintaining the density of bones. However, which of these three factors is the most important was not determined by the study, although it was mentioned that people may experience an increase in bone density just by performing weight bearing exercises for 12-20 minutes, three times a week.

Exercises that place strain on the bones like weight lifting and strength training are the best exercises to build bone density. Other excellent exercises for building bone density include stair climbing, running and so on.

Impact of age on bone density

According to studies, exercise can increase bone density regardless of age. It has been seen that weight bearing exercises stimulate the formation of bone cells by retaining calcium. This is most important for postmenopausal women who start losing bone mass due to depleting estrogen levels.

Can exercise lower the density of bones?

A study found that elite level cyclists actually had lower bone density, leading researchers to believe that activities such as cycling and swimming could lead to loss of bone mass. The reason for this could be due to these factors:

  • These exercises are non-weight bearing and do not put any strain on the bones
  • The body loses enormous amounts of vital nutrients due to copious sweating
  • The calorie deficit following hours of intense exercise could lead to loss of bone mass

Therefore, it is not a good idea to concentrate too much on one form of exercise or do it in excess.

Exercise alone cannot ensure maintenance and development of bone mass, but must be combined with excellent nutrition. This becomes more important when people over the age of 30 years since the body does not build bone cells as well as it did before. Therefore, building strong bones before this age is ideal, but the right diet and exercise can help at any age.

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5 Ideas – How To Prevent Falls For Elderly Who Workout

5 Ideas – How To Prevent Falls For Elderly Who Workout

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One: How To Prevent Falls For Elderly Who Workout

 

There is potential for some people to fall at home as they get older. This may result in injuries and disabilities that a senior did not expect to have to deal with.

 

If you are a senior, or live with seniors, there are a few ways you can alter or modify your surroundings at home to prevent falls.

  • Place handrails wherever you need them.
  • Start an exercise  program that will help maintain your balance skills at their sharpest
  • If you have stairs, keep them free of clutter
  • Ensure that all your railings are firmly fixed in place
  • Be aware of possible “slippery when wet” places like tiled floors in the bathroom and kitchen

 

 

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This article promotes the BodyBoss, a portable gym you can unfold and use at home or while traveling. You can exercise by the pool, on your deck, in a park, on the beach or anywhere in your home.

 

See how you can workout in the house, easily store your BodyBoss kit, and save thousands of dollars on individual pieces of gym equipment or gym memberships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two: Get Better Sleep

 

It’s been believed throughout most of my lifetime ( a few decades) that seniors need less sleep.

 

This has proven to be untrue, with all the studies that have been done on sleep, for all age groups.

 

Older people need eight to nine hours of quality sleep every night. One study showed that less than seven hours of sleep leaves a person cognitively impaired.

 

Medications, poor nutrition,  and bad habits can prevent good sleep. There are natural (drug free) ways to prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep, like these:

  • CBD Oil works for many, a dropper full at bedtime (depending on the strength you buy)
  • Herbal teas such as chamomille can help
  • Reducing caffeine over the day, especially later than noon
  • Reducing sugar intake, it is inflammatory and irritating
  • Get enough of the right kind of exercise even if you can’t get out to a gym
  • Eat locally produced fresh foods as much as you can

 

Three: Are Falls A Normal Part Of Aging?

Not at all! Falling involves:

  • Unsafe homes (stairs, handrails missing, slippery area rugs, slippery tiles, clutter)
  • Loss of hip muscle strength – to balance you while you move and work
  • Loss of leg muscle strength
  • Loss of arm muscle strength (to grab something to prevent a fall)
  • Loss of foot muscle and ankle muscle strength – to regain balance quickly
  • Loss of reflexive responses

 

Four: Keep Your Brain Health!

If you’re not retired this may not be so much of  a factor, unless your job is boring and there are no challenges.

Our brain needs challenges, especially if you no longer have to work. Keep up activities that you love, especially social affairs, sports, and regular exercise.

Choose harder crossword puzzles, if you do those.

Learn a new language.

Teach an extension course in the field of your expertise.

 

 

The vendor, BodyBoss states the following –

“Exercises you are able to perform:

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Leg extensions
  • Deadlifts
  • Good Mornings
  • Bicep Curls
  • Tricep Extensions
  • Tricep Pulldowns
  • Shoulder Press
  • Lateral Raises
  • Straight Arm Raises
  • Boxing
  • Upright Rows
  • Bent Over Rows
  • Ab Twists
  • Ab Crunches
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Toe Touches
  • Chest Press
  • Chest Flys
  • Resistance Push Ups
  • Thrusters
  • Arnold Press
  • Bucket Tosses”

Yet that’s not the end of it!

 

Five: How To Strengthen Hip Muscles – And Why

Of the exercises listed above by BodyBoss, the following will strengthen hip muscles, and help prevent falls.

Squats

Have you ever been awed by the strength and balance of ballet dancers? Or figure skaters, modern dancers and gymnasts?

Ballet dancers don’t do squats, they do plies (plee-ays) which are deep knee bends keeping the spine upright.

The use of the hip and low back/core muscles is the same.

The ballet class will start with sixteen to thirty-two plies, done in super slow motion.

I mention this because these artists are admired for making their technical work look so easy.

When you start doing the squats with your BodyBoss kit, be inspired by them, as your muscles burn a little.

You may become more aware, as you get stronger with only two full body workouts a week, how you are more in control of your general movements.

You only need a small percentage of the muscle strength that performers and athletes need, to have a powerful set of muscles to live your life with.

Lunges

Lunges are another big challenge that strengthen your hips/thighs/core muscles. These movements further contribute to your control and efficiency of movement.

Leg Extensions

Referring again to performing artists or athletes you may have admired, their leg extensions are unbelievable, right?

You never have to look like them, yet you can benefit greatly from those leg raises.

You not only gain strength in the leg you lift, but in the supporting hip and leg of the one you stand on.

You will become a pillar of strength! There is much to look forward to using the BodyBoss portable gym.

Schedule two full body workouts a week, and choose the best times for you to exercise.

Choose where you want to exercise. And choose the exercises you want to do! (You will get a manual of exercises in the kit).

A couple or family can share their BodyBoss.

Aside from preventing falls, think of the other common painful situations you can prevent by keeping your muscles strong:

  • Low back spasms (from weakness)
  • Neck and upper arm pain after shopping, ironing, vacuuming, cleaning
  • Shoulder pain from yard work, moving furniture, other housework
  • Leg pain and spasm after playing sports, hiking, bicycling (from weakness)
  • Loss of sleep from stress (exercise relieves stress!)

 

Get the benefits of exercise!

 

Enjoy the benefits of:

  • increased heart health
  • build lung capacity
  • improved circulation
  • increased muscle mass
  • boost your metabolism naturally

 

 

 

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What Is A Full Body Workout Plan I Can Do At Home?

What Is A Full Body Workout Plan I Can Do At Home?

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What Is A Full Body Workout Plan?

 

Wouldn’t you love to open a box and pull out an entire gym?

 

A two pound kit with stretchy bands, wrist wraps, a door anchor and a workout bar?

 

This kit is indisputably one of the best deals for home gym equipment and I will explain why.

 

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We’re going to discuss many factors about working out in this post, but first I want you to see this gym-in-a-box that adapts to:

  • A small home space where you want to workout
  • A kit you can take in your car or public transit easily
  • A patio/deck/poolside/den/bedroom space where you pull out your kit, and put away in a minute

 

The vendor BodyBoss states: 

“Whether you’re training for your next adventure, a marathon, or just getting through the afternoon, BodyBoss 2.0 resistance bands provide a healthy and safe alternative to heavy weights.

It’s an innovative way to burn fat, build muscle, and increase energy while being safe on your joints. It’s perfect for everyone of any height and any size.”

 

 

 

Why Is A Full Body Workout Good?

 

Remember, any  exercise you do:

  • increases your circulation, oxygenating all your body tissues
  • increases circulation to your brain bringing you many benefits, including memory improvement
  • triggers endorphins, the “feel better” neurotransmitters
  • Increases muscle mass if done correctly

 

What Are Full Body Workout Exercises – Can I Split Them Up?

 

BodyBoss gives you the gamut of whole body workout exercises. You can split them up any way you like. And you’re not on your own – no!

 

Some people split up the exercises and there are many reasons to choose that, such as:

  • Accident recovery – focusing more on previously injured body parts
  • Previous training that developed some muscle groups more than others (like ballet, one example)
  • Current needs like carrying a baby or starting a garden (strengthen your back and arms)
  • New training such as cycling (strengthen legs)

 

Here’s what is offered with your purchase:

 

“You’ll receive a getting started manual, training videos, and workout programs to build momentum and stay motivated to reach your goals.

Watch over 100 live and recorded videos for guided workouts, new exercise ideas, and even live video streams with certified trainers. Plus, we offer opportunities to speak one-on-one with personal trainers to get all the assistance you need.”

You are going to choose an exercise routine according to:

  • Your general health Your age
  • Your medical conditions, if any
  • Your doctor’s advice
  • Your age
  • Your current abilities (muscle tone, flexibility)
  • Your personal goals

 

 

 

Best Exercise Machines For Seniors – Is This The One?

 

Trainers and doctors will always agree that seniors should do exercise every day, light to moderate to intense.

 

If you’re starting out to design an exercise plan for yourself, what you choose depends on your general health.

 

If you have medical conditions, and you have lost your previous strength and endurance, you can still exercise.

 

Ask your doctor for guidance.

 

Start out with gentle exercises that you like. You can get a little tougher as you get stronger.

 

If you can tolerate general house work,  (not moving furniture or cleaning out the attic – but every day items) with the most strenuous being vacuuming, that would be considered light activity.

 

Moderate activity would be like walking briskly, so that you can converse with someone, but perhaps not be able to sing while keeping up your pace.

 

Water aerobics, playing tennis (doubles) hiking, and cycling are moderate activities that increase your heart rate, moderately.

 

Intense activity would be hiking or bicycling uphill, jogging/running, tennis singles, fast swimming and martial arts.

 

If you prefer to stay home and exercise or can’t get out regularly, the BodyBoss workout kit is perfect for you.

 

You can design and choose your own intensity of exercise, perfect for you.

 

The following is part of an article I wrote years ago – because exercise is one of my favorite topics – and I want to share it here because it explains how you can gradually increase your workout intensity, safely.

 

The right exercise will:

  • increase your heart strength
  • increase your lung capacity
  • increase your muscle mass
  • increase your stamina, no matter how unfit you are
  • allow you to choose the exercise you like best
  • allow you to start at walking one minute at a time, if that is what you need
  • allow you to use your favorite exercise machine – a treadmill, a rowing machine, whatever you have

An example of how you might start this type of exercise pacing:

 

Warm up, always, with walking, pumping the arms a little, and breathing easily and deeply.

 

Three to five minutes.

 

The following exercise is done with a jump rope. If you want to try it out, you can get one at the Dollar store, before you invest further. So here’s how you approach a graduation of effort:

  • skip 30 skips, with the little bounce in between
  • rest for 30 seconds, breathe easily and deeply
  • skip 60 seconds, with the little bounce in between, and rest for 30 seconds
  • skip for 20 skips, no little bounce in between – you’re done!!!!!

 

If you can only do 10 or 15 skips at first, that’s O.K.

 

Do the number that you can, and rest 30 seconds.

 

Double that number, or do however many more skips you can, and rest 30 seconds.

 

Then do the quick no-bounce -in-between skips, as many as you can and approximately 2/3 of the original number you did. You’re done!!!

 

The jump rope mode of this exercise is simple, but it’s not easy to do!

 

The coolest thing about this is you start right where you are. However fast or less fast, you will progress.

 

Another cool thing is, after challenging your system this way you burn fat for 9 hours after!

 

With almost any workout, this method of pacing your exertion can be adapted. You can do the exercise you like to do, and get lots more out of it.

 

If you start with walking, you can walk for a period of time, change to brisk walking, rest with slowed walking, walk even more briskly – I’m sure you get the idea.

 

It is the same if you’re doing arm exercises with a stretchy band, or leg exercises.

 

 

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Best Exercise Machine For Weight Loss – Workout To Boost Your Metabolism

Healthy aging heart health exercise programs your body to:

  • dump fat instead of storing it
  • increase your heart’s capacity, the pumping capacity that will increase the blood flow per beat
  • build your lung capacity, reversing the shrinkage that occurs with cardio – or with no exercise
  • boost your metabolism even if you have a desk job

We’re used to hearing doctors and trainers talk about heart health.

 

Yet, your lungs’ capacity is extremely important.

 

A person is at a 200% increased risk of a heart attack if their lungs have shrunk. Wouldn’t you like to do your favorite exercise in the mode that increases your lung capacity?

 

Is this your scenario? You’re a twenty something office worker who is slowly gaining weight and losing muscle mass sitting at your desk all day long.

 

You also need healthy aging heart health exercise.

 

The great thing is this doesn’t take hours out of your week, or even going to a gym.

 

Can I Do A Full Body Workout Every Day?

 

When you read training literature, you see phrases like “muscle recovery” and “over-training”. I have never heard a trainer recommend a full body workout every day. Marc Perry, a well known trainer, says his dad who is 65, does a full body workout twice a week.

 

A younger person may elect to that three times a week. Generally, at least 48 hours between workouts is recommended.

 

Remember, if you choose the interval style of exercising as described in this article, you will stimulate both fat burning and muscle building.

 

Fat burning and muscle building! Even with moderate intensity.

 

Therefore, you need that “muscle recovery time” which involves a cascade of cellular responses affecting your metabolism, and the building of muscle fibers.

 

This can take two or more days.

 

When Is A Full Body Workout Effective?

 

When you need to fully utilize the time in your life, the full body workout is ideal.

 

You will settle on two or three times a week for your workout. You can choose the time of day when you have a good energy level.

 

You can schedule your exercise around your employment schedule or self employed schedule. You will achieve the max out of your available time, especially if you have a BodyBoss kit.

 

You don’t need travel time to and from the gym. You don’t have to wait for machines to become available to you.

 

You don’t have to go home, change, then go somewhere else.

 

You will have a routine muscle recovery period, best for your overall health.

 

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Can I Get A full Body Workout Without Weights?

Yes you can! You will find many exercises using the stretch bands that create resistance, like weights, to challenge and build your muscle strength.

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What Is Ultraviolet Light – Products To Disinfect

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What Is Ultraviolet Light

Wikipedia answers –  what is ultraviolet light:

 

“Short-wave ultraviolet light damages DNA and sterilizes surfaces with which it comes into contact.”

 

…”ultraviolet light is also responsible for the formation of bone-strengthening vitamin D in most land vertebrates, including humans.”

 

The laundry on the clothesline above is getting sanitized while drying in the sun! 

 

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Do UV Disinfecting Wands Really Work?

 

“A 2014 study in the American Journal of Infection Control found that a portable wand killed 100 percent of several types of bacteria commonly found on surfaces after just five seconds, and inactivated 90 percent of especially hardy spore-forming bacteria after 40 seconds. According to the researchers, a UVC device is a reasonable alternative to using chemicals to disinfect surfaces.” – Berkeley Wellness

 

Bear in mind that UV will not clean a dirty or greasy surface. Clean items can be close to 100% sterilized, but it may be not accurate to consider anything 100% because of the variability of conditions on objects and surfaces.

 

Sanitization may take one minute, or up to 30 minutes. Read your device’s instructions carefully.

 

In fact, the longer you take with the beaming of the UV light, the better the chances that you will get close to 100% cleansing.

 

UV as a means of sterilization was discovered in 1879. Today hospitals and smaller clinical facilities use it.

 

Now (at the time of this writing) the globe is threatened by the Covid 19 epidemic. Large areas are closed down. Sports, arts, and music concerts are closed down.

 

Marathons, movies, all community events with more than fifty/a hundred/250 people are cancelled.

 

People want to prevent the spread of infection any way they can.

 

In “normal” times, spas and hair salons use UV devices for cleaning towels and tools.

 

These are heavier containers that you can’t carry around with you.

 

Wouldn’t it be handy to carry a small box or carry case in your car that can sanitize your money, keys, credit cards, phone, jewelry, gloves – anything you take with you every day?

 

Wouldn’t it be great to clean all your small objects before you place them down on surfaces in your home every day?

 

For example, it may be appropriate for you to wear a face mask in certain situations. Well, they get contaminated after a time. Instead of throwing your mask away you can actually sanitize it.

 

Think about your office, your work situation.

 

I bet you’d like to sanitize the objects other people pick up and use from your desk. Pens, a tablet, papers to view, your mouse even.

 

Maybe you’re in an industry where people use ear phones, company phones, key cards, keys, connecting cables or lock boxes.

 

Oh and there is more!

 

Think about the break room and the washroom where you work! Coffee machines, tables, utensils, the fridge door, and shelves where you put your lunch bag/tub/bottle.

 

The washroom faucet handles, door handles, and toilet seats. You’d love to use a light wand clean all those, wouldn’t you?

 

You can have peace of mind with opportunities to cleanse all these small items which you know you’re going to use.

 

A wand device can clean keyboards, desk surfaces, door push bars, elevator buttons, chairs, tablets,  and other signing devices.

Do UV Lights Kill Mold?

 

Another extremely significant use of UV light is in mold remediation.

 

Getting rid of mold is tricky, because scrubbing, spraying, and washing causes mold spores to be emitted into the surrounding air.

 

Now you’re spreading it!

 

With a light device, it is stationary, simply beaming the sanitizing rays with no disturbance to the environment.

Do UV Lights Give You Cancer?

 

Excessive UV exposure through sunlight can be harmful to the skin and sometimes will cause skin cancer. None of the devices appearing on this page are meant to be aimed at your skin. They are sanitizing machines. 

 

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Wabi Baby Touch Panel Dual Function UV Sterilizer & Dryer


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This device will automatically dry and sterilize your:

  • jewelry
  •  electronic devices
  • sunglasses
  • all items of a similar size

in as little as 30 minutes with a single touch.

 

The material is BPA free plastic.

 

The gentle heat and cleansing UV rays will safely dry and sterilize all of your items

 

It’s best to wipe down your device after use, to maintain its optimal performance.

 

Its optional storage setting activates UV sterilization for one minute, every two hours, ensuring all feeding gear remains completely sanitized throughout the day

 

Dual UV bulbs safely and efficiently eliminate 99.9% of E. Coli, Salmonella, Staph, and other harmful bacteria

 

The materials are: Polypropylene plastic, 304 Stainless steel.

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No Ozone !  Ozone has been shown to irritate the lungs and the respiratory system in some people.

 

Unlike ozone cleaners, that require a lengthy time for dissipation,   Lumin cleans in just 5 minutes with no toxic gas. Your device can be used immediately, with no residue to wipe off or waiting period required.

  • UVC Light – Lumin relies on a high powered UVC light that helps you maintain sleep hygiene.
  • The Lumin requires virtually no maintenance with no filters to replace and a long lasting UVC light bulb that’s rated to easily outlast the life of your device. We recommend using Lumin twice weekly on your hose. Works In 5-Minutes – Featuring a one-touch operation and automatic shut-off, YOUR Lumin chimes and lights up to let you know when the cleaning cycle is complete.
  • Designed for CPAP, Useful for Anything! – The 3B Lumin can clean any item that fits in the drawer. Quickly clean your CPAP mask, hose and water chamber in minutes. Also use to clean your toothbrush, electronics, hearing aids, cell phones, or even children’s toys.

Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer | UV Baby Bottle Sanitizer | Hospital Strength Sterilizer Using UV Light | Sterilizes Anything in Minutes with No Cleaning Required | Touch Screen Control | FCC Approved


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This device is presented as a hospital strength sterilizer which will help you keep your baby healthy with a hospital quality UV Sterilizer in your own home.

 

No cleaning or descaling is required, in contrast to traditional steam sterilizers which require daily cleaning to prevent limescale and rust forming.

 

This machine uses Ultraviolet light to kill 99.9% of harmful viruses and germs and requires no such maintenance.

 

Baby bottles, teething chews, soft toys, or toothbrushes are fully sterilized in just 11 minutes. This is followed by a convenient drying time.

 

This machine requires no water and uses less power than steam sterilizers, lowering your carbon footprint.

 

This  UV Sterilizer is ETL & FCC APPROVED and doesn’t contains any  BPA, PHTHALATE AND it is LEAD FREE.

 

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NRG Hot Towel Warmer Cabinet with UV Sterilizer – Facial Towel Heater Cabinet – Easy Access Front-Loading Door with Built-in UV Sanitizer – Holds up to 24 Facial Spa Towels – Quick Heating


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This warmer and sterilizer cabinet holds up to 24 facial towels.

  • SANITIZE YOUR TOWELS – Hot Towel Cabinet features a built-in sanitizer – a welcome time saver
  • Only 15-30 minutes is needed to heat up room temperature towels to 170 F for sanitizing

Verilux CleanWave Portable Sanitizing Travel Wand – UV-C Technology – Kills Germs and Bacteria


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Advanced UV-C technology makes it possible for this sanitizing travel wand to eliminate more than 99% of bacteria and viruses and other pathogens within seconds.

 

For your safety and protection, and as a benefit to the environment, this disinfectant does not contain any chemicals.

 

The sanitizing wand has an automatic safety-shut off feature. The wand can only be used when faced down on a surface and not at an angle.

 

The CleanWave is ideal for:

  • Remote controls
  • Computer keyboards
  • Toys
  • Faucets
  • Mobile phones
  • Steering wheels
  • Shopping cart handles
  • ATM machines
  • Airplane and train headrests
  • Music players and more

 

This device has been laboratory-proven to eliminate up to 99% of MRSA and H1N1 in just a second.

GermZAPPER Travel Bag Bottle Sterilizer, Sanitizer, Warmer, Toothbrush, UV, Cpap Cleaner, Sterilizer for Salon, Sterilizer for Baby Bottles, Pacifiers


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Viruses survive for longer on non-porous (water resistant) surfaces, such as stainless steel and plastics, and that’s why it is beneficial to sanitize your small devices. So many of these are made from plastics and metals. These surfaces can be cleaned easily with the UV light.

  • PORTABLE AND EASY TO OPERATE – Ultraviolet Light Sanitizer One-touch button setting with soft-touch digital light control panel, each setting can be controlled independently and is pre-programmed to automatically stop in 5 minutes.
  • UV Bottle Sterilizer And Dryer, Baby Sterilizer, UV Toothbrush Sterilizer Sanitizer, cpap cleaners , travel cpap machine
  • GERM ZAPPER STERILIZER 99.9% SANITIZER – Provides a broad spectrum coverage and disinfection power to help sterilize tools and accessories can help reduce the spread of germs, bacteria and contamination
  • ULTRASONIC UV VIOLET LIGHT – Needs only 3 minutes, follow the enclosed instructions disinfects toothbrushes , all your cosmetic gadgets , Cpap items, Shoes , Towels, Makeup pencils , Toothbrushes , lotion, dirt, makeup, oils, and other dirty substances without deep scrubbing or using harsh chemicals, restoring your valuables back to their original shine and helps reduce maintenance in the future.
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  •  Q5 uses UV light to quickly and safely kill 99% of harmful dirtiness in just a few minutes.
  • ✿EASY, & QUICK DAILY CLEANING – With the touch of a button, Q5 begins a 5-minutes UV disinfection cycle that thoroughly disinfects CPAP Accessories (Except Full-size Mask and Water Chamber). The UV light will sanitize the surface of the mask. Ozone mode is suitable for disinfecting CPAP machines and pipes because Ozone will sanitize the inside of CPAP machine, hose, nasal pillows.
  • ✿SAVE MONEY and EASY MAINTENANCE – Unlike other CPAP Sanitizers, Q5 requires no filter to replace. If the exterior or interior of the unit gets dirty it can be wiped down with a soft cloth.
  • ✿COMPATIBLE WITH Most CPAP Machine – Q5 is compatible with most brands of CPAP Machine. Includes necessary Heated Hose and AirMini adapters to use with a most common type of CPAP machines.
  • ✿Multifunction USE – The Q5 is a great cleaning device so don’t limit it to CPAP Masks and accessories. Q5 can safely and quickly disinfect a variety of other household and medical products — including dentures, hearing aids, toothbrushes, cellphones.

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  • Professional UV Sterilizer LED Disinfection Device Sterilization Box works for tools such as your comb, toothbrush, towel, garment, mobile phone, kitchen supplies, beauty and hair equipment
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY – Our UV Sterilizer Box Cabinet with Ozone can eliminate 99.9% of bacteria. UV Sterilizer LED Disinfection Device provides 360° protection.
  • EASY TO USE – This Professional UV Sterilizer Box With Ozone has One button switch control. Built-in UV Sterilizer to Keep Towels Germ-free. let you travel,go out at any time and anywhere convenient use.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIALS – Our UV Lamp Disinfection Cabinet Sterilizer Sterilization Machine Made of engineering materials, Mirror stainless steel liner, which is temperature resistant and anti-aging.
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  • PORTABLE PROTECTION: A perfect holiday gift for the germaphobe of the family! Keep your most frequently used items clean and sanitized while at home or on the go with powerful UV-C LED technology. Carry around in your purse, backpack, suitcase, gym bag, diaper bag and more to kill up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses 10 x faster than any other sanitizer
  • FULL COVERAGE: Interchangeable phone and platform clips keep items secured in place to ensure optimal UV exposure and maximum coverage. With 4 UV-C Germicidal LED’s at 18 cycles per charge, completely surround your belongings for optimal sanitizing
  • SAFE SANITIZING: Free of mercury and chemicals with an advanced safety lock to prevent UV exposure. Sanitize and disinfect both sides of your item in just 1 minute with rechargeable LED’s that last for thousands of uses
  • MULTI-USE FUNCTIONALITY: Designed to fit a variety of items such as keys, jewelry, eyeglasses, remotes, makeup brushes and more. A vacation and travel essential or great for use at home or the office
  • WHAT’S IN THE BOX: (1) HoMedics UV-Clean Portable Sanitizer Bag, (2) Attachments

CrazyCap UV Water Purifier Cap and Insulated Self Cleaning Water Bottle – Turns Any Water Source Into Clean Drinkable Water


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  • POWERED BY DEEP UV-C – Effectively eliminates 99.9996% of mold, bacteria and viruses from water, with nothing but UV light exposure.
  • Cap doubles as a sanitizer travel wand – simply wave over any surface to sterilize.
  • UV-C IS STERILIZATION OF THE FUTURE- CrazyCap’s powerful, in cap, UV-C light rays are the same wavelength as the UV used to sanity operating rooms and water treatment plants.
  • REPLACES 500,000 WATER BOTTLES – Reduces plastic waste and needless spend of bottled water. Premium bottle made of vacuum insulated stainless steel keeps water cold for 24 hrs / hot for 12.
  • SELF CLEANING BOTTLE – Stops bacteria and mold from breeding in your water bottle. Auto activates every four hours to keep your water pristine and the bottle mold free.
  • DRINKABLE WATER AT YOUR FINGERTIP – High – tech, chemical free purification. Best alternative to boiled water and water tablets. Backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee – because we know you’ll love it as much as we do.

 

The following is a syndicated article to give you more general information on UV light.

 

Ultraviolet Light and Its Biological Effects by Lucien H Lester

Have you ever heard that ultraviolet (UV) light can be a biocide for living things? You can find the answer within the following info.

Starting with the history, the study on UV rays and its biological effects began around 1888 when Neils Ryborg Finsen decided to analyze this matter. He proposed that UV rays could kill bacteria. This discovery motivated other inventors to perform further analysis on this subject, including the mechanism of UV rays on microorganisms and applications in biology, medical sterilization, also air and water treatment.

UV (ultraviolet) light is part of electromagnetic spectrum which ranges from gamma rays to radio waves. The short wavelength and high frequency gamma rays are more energetic than radio waves which have long wavelength and low frequency. Therefore radio waves do not give bad effects no matter how long you are exposed to it. On the other hand, the short waves from gamma rays will be dangerous, even deadly.

Of the electromagnetic spectrum, UV ray goes around 10-400 nanometers in which UVA exists in the 100-280nm, UVB for 280-315nm, and UVC stands 315-400nm. There is UV lamps which are designed to create biocide at 260-nanometer emission. To kill bacteria, UV light penetrates their cells to break the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). This acid has such chemical which bonds the atoms together. UV ray brings massive damages to the bond and knocks the electrons. To kill a large amount of bacteria, short exposure of UV light is not enough. That is why it needs moderate dose of UV light.

For sterilization applications, Ultraviolet lamps are used to sterilize aquarium water. The UV lamp applied to a small assembly in which the light irradiates the water pumped through the device. In addition, UV light is used in water filter to produce hygienic drinking water, killing any harmful microorganisms. With UV ray water filter you can get bottled water quality just by pushing the button of the faucet in your home.

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10 Best Home Laser Hair Removal Machines 2020

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What Is The Best Home Laser Removal System

 

A DIY routine of the best laser hair removal in your home is the choice made by many women and men.

 

One of the drawbacks to using a laser device for getting rid of hair, is that most machines don’t work on dark skin or light hair. However, there are some machines that do work on all skin colors.

 

It is a process which takes a commitment to follow through over time. meaning months.

Why Is That?

 

Your hair grows in cycles of active growth and then a dormant period. Not all of your hairs grow together, on the same cycle.

 

The laser/IPL devices affect the actively growing hairs. Those hairs will not grow again, but the dormant hairs will start to grow.

 

Thus the repeated treatments, and the need for patience.

 

The reward for that is, you will be rid of that hair for months or years.

What Am I Paying For Regarding A Permanent Hair Removal Device?

 

These devices come with power – number of joules per flash – and a specified number of flashes.

 

Some machines are designed so you can add cartridges with another load of flashes. Some have unlimited flashes, which means you will have removed all the hair you can before the machine is used up.

 

Some machines come with more attachments, making it easier to use in small body areas. 

 

Thus the variation in prices.

 

Select the right one for you, your family, and your hair color.  All the following machines come with a cooling mechanism, although noting that cooling gels are also recommended, it is common for many to want additional cooling for these at home treatments.

 

Be sure to read the instructions that come with your purchase and always use as directed!

What Is Intense Pulsed Light – IPL?

 

“Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal, photorejuvenation (e.g. the treatment of skin pigmentation, sun damage, and thread veins) as well as to alleviate dermatologic diseases such as acne. IPL is increasingly used in optometry and ophthalmology as well, to treat evaporative dry eye disease due to meibomian gland dysfunction.” – Wikipedia.

 

In a cosmetology office, this process can be expensive. As in a couple of thousand dollars or more, depending on the areas on which you choose to have hair removed.

 

Laser hair removal has some degree of pain to endure, although it’s minimal compared to waxing.  A numbing spray is available to decrease that effect, for those starting out with hair removal.

 

Laser treatments of a decade ago were painful for some people. While there is still a “zap” feeling, modern devices are not nearly as uncomfortable.

 

You may be nervous about the thought of using a laser. because you’ve been warned about the potential danger of  eye harm.

 

It’s good to know that the level of light power in home machines won’t damage your eyes, when used properly.

 

The devices recommended below are in the hundreds of dollars price range, not the thousands that professional places charge.

 

As with any machine you buy, use as directed. Did I repeat that deliberately? Yes! 

 

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What Is The Best Home Laser Hair Removal Device For Dark Skin

 

There are three listed on Amazon at this time. Only one is available, and replacement cartridges are available for the others. See the iLuminage below.

What Is The Best Home Laser Hair Removal For The Bikini Area

 

All the home lasers are used for this area. Note that it is not recommended to try and remove your pubic hair yourself, but you can use your laser/IPL device at the bikini line and on your inner thighs.

 

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Philips Lumea BRI949/00 Prestige IPL Hair Removal Tool with 4 Attachments for Body, Face, Bikini and Armpits and 1 Precision Trimmer – Corded Power


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This latest hair remover with IPL technology, the Philips Lumea, works for light to dark skin, including dark blonde, brown and black hair.

 

It comes with corded power and has resulted in up to 92% less hair after three treatments.

 

The uniquely shaped attachments easily navigate the contours of your  body zones. Match the attachment with the body part.

 

A smaller attachment with a special light filter is the most comfortable for sensitive zones.

 

Areas such as your armpits are no longer a difficult place to use the Lumea, thanks to the the smaller armpit attachment.

 

The bikini zone attachment with an additional transparent filter takes the pain out of treating this area.

 

A selection of five settings and an adjusting skin tone sensor for automatic skin type determination gives you maximum efficiency for your time.

 

This is a special edition with a satin compact correction trimmer.

 

This model is 220V and a UK/EU cable is included.

 

The local plug is provided inside the box as an extra.

 

The device is 110-240v can be used anywhere in the world.

Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4X for Women and Men, Fuschia


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Powered by the same professional Diode Laser Technology used by dermatologists, the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X is the first and only  at-home laser to have FDA Clearance for the removal unwanted hair.

 

When you consider that several family members can use it, you realize you are spending a fraction of what you would have to pay for the in-office treatments of multiple people!

 

Note-hair color in one area can be darker or lighter than hair color in another area, so check the hair in the area intended to treat.

iluminage. Touch At Home Permanent Hair Reduction Device (FDA-Cleared IPL & RF – All Skin Colors)


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  • Uses Dual-Wave technology, the TOUCH Permanent Hair Reduction System employs an FDA-cleared technology for permanent results on all skin tones.
  • Used by dermatologists around the world, it is clinically proven to be effective on the widest range of hair colors, even on blond, dark blond and red hair.
  • Significantly reduce the growth and appearance of body hair with the iluminage Touch Permanent Hair Reduction Device.
  • A precision adapter allows for use on all skin areas, including the armpit
  • Reduces hair by up to 94% after 7 weeks of regular treatments

Remington iLIGHT Ultra Face & Body At-Home IPL Hair Removal System, Permanent Results w/ powerful 24Js per flash- FDA cleared for Women & Men


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“Longer Lasting Permanent Results” which is what most vendors state. I think what makes this treatment work with whichever device you choose, is your patience and regular use. 

 

The fact that we can eliminate our bodies natural hair growth is pretty impressive. Find the right device for you and your family. If a product doesn’t work, it won’t get any rating from customers. 

  • Up to 94 percent hair reduction in just 3 treatments.
  • Intended for use only on light to medium skin tones
  • Considered highly efficient because it produces nearly 2X better results in fewer treatments
  • Professional level Intense Pulsed Light Technology with a powerful 24 Joules per flash for greater reduction in fewer treatments
  • FDA Cleared and clinically proven for use on both face and body
  • Includes two treatment caps: designed specifically for the face and body
  • 65,000 Flashes (number of flashes is what you pay for, if you’re wondering about the price variation of these machines).

DEESS Permanent Hair Removal System,Upgraded Unlimited Flashes, Fastest ICE COOL IPL Hair Removal Device for Women and Men.3-IN-1, 2 Years Warranty.


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The built-in ice cool down function greatly enhances the comfort of the hair removal experience. 

 

Notable features:

  • Your time consumption – treat the lower leg in 4 minutes, underarm in 2 minutes and 1 minute for bikini area
  • 2 years warranty
  • Unlimited flashes
  • 95% hair reduction in 6-12-weeks
  • Continued monthly treatments prevents the hair from growing back
  • 3-in-one station beauty and hair removal system
  • 3 lamps to meet all your skin care needs
  • 24 hours customer service

BoSidin Facial & Body Painless Permanent Hair Removal for Women & Men


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  • Vendor states that tested results show that up to 96% hair reduction realized just after 3 treatments
  • Using ground-breaking OPT (“Optimal Pulse Technology, which continuously accumulates heat in hair follicle and strongly inhibits hair regrowth”) which delivers professional results at a fraction of the cost
  • 450,000 flashes provides the equivalent of full body treatments for up to 20 years
  • Safe for use on face chin, arms, armpits, legs and bikini line area
  • Five adjustable light energy settings to ensure gentle but effective treatment
  • Select the level according to the skin area and hair growth
  • Built-in ice cool technology for comfort
  • Works with smart automatic flash mode for time effective treating

IPL Hair Removal Device – MLAY T1 Permanent Painless Hair Removal Device, FDA Approved, 300000 Flashes Professional Light Epilator For Woman and man, 3 in 1 (HR+SR+AC)


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  • FDA safe approved
  • 12-18 joules of light energy makes the IPL hair remover more effective than other lower energy IPL hair removal machine (Do we really understand these numbers? They do indicate the power, and that is what you’re paying for).
  • Clinically proven results show that up to 93% hair reduction after 16-30 times complete treatment within 3-4 months.
  • Not for use on red, white hair and black skin tones or tattoos or dark spots
  • 300,000 flashes
  • This IPL hair removal device has 3.9cm² size treatment window which results in quick treatment sessions
  • Machine designed with five adjustable energy levels – select the comfortable level according to your skin tone

IMENE 500,000 Flashes IPL Permanent Hair Removal & Upgrade Ice Compress – Home Use Hair Remover on Bikini line, Legs, Arms, Armpits


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  • Track record – up to 93.7% of women experienced noticeable results after just 2 months complete treatment.
  • This device is designed with built-in ice compress plate to cool the skin surface temperature between 32 ~ 41℉, reducing redness and swelling (a normal response)
  • 500000 Flashes
  • Designed with a fixed permanent flash head to avoid the risk of light leakage and loose contact
  • Includes a small area lamp cap which allows removing unwanted hair on a areas like Bikini line, fingers, and chin
  • The goggles are to be worn when using any hair removal device.
  • 90-Days money back and return service
  • Contact customer service if you have any problems

Laser Hair Removal For Women, MiSMON IPL Hair Removal Device for Men/Women Permanent Results on Face and Body – Safe And Effective IPL Technology


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  •  FDA safe certified
  • MiSMON IPL hair removal is the effect of controlled laser damage to the melanin of your hair follicles
  • Designed with an automatic skin sensor
  • Most users achieve up to 94% permanent hair reduction after 7- 9 treatments
  • The higher the energy the better the hair removal effect, but the recommendation is to try starting at a low level and gradually change to high
  • LCD screen shows flash number (total 300000 flashes)
  • 12 months warranty
  • 3 months free return or replacement no any reason

Hair Removal for Women and Man IPL hair removal Permanent Painless UPGRADE to 999,999 Flashes Facial body Professional Hair Remover Device Hair Treatment Whole Body Home Use, Feeke B1 pro


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  • Feeke IPL hair removal machine interrupts the cycle of hair regrowth to achieve permanent hair removal and the smooth skin you’ve wanted for so long
  • Gentle on sensitive areas, such as the face or bikini line
  • Now upgraded to 999,999 flashes, is the ultimate value
  • You will never have to purchase a replacement cartridge for your Feeke hair removal device
  • This is a lifelong purchase
  • Select from 2 flash modes

 

The following article is included to give you an overview of permanent hair removal, if this is a new adventure for you. 

Hair Removal Prices – Perform Permanent Hair Removal at Home and Lower Your Expenses by Angelina Glickstein

If you are an American female, you probably have body hair that you don’t really want. Style trends dictate that you ought to have clean shaven legs, for instance, whether or not it’s easy, cost-effective, or practical to do so. Because lots of women do not much like handling this issue themselves, a large industry of professional hair removal services has sprung up to deal with unwelcome hair on legs, bikini line areas, and elsewhere.

 

These professional hair removal services work well and lots of women adore them. After all, a lot of these salons and spas go out of their way to indulge their clients, and for some women, heading out for the periodic leg or bikini wax is somewhat of a treat. Having said that, the process is pricey, and frequently painful, too.

 

While many women do not object to having to pay to have their hair removed, there’s not many women who like to have it hurt! And with the current economy in chaos and an incredible number of women out of work, many former clients of hair removal salons and spas have begun to investigate attending to removing their hair at home.

 

The traditional method of removing hair is shaving, and it is successful and is a cost-effective method. It only requires a few minutes, but shaving should be done every couple of days or the legs will build up stubble. Furthermore, shaving is possibly dangerous and one incorrect move with a razor blade can leave you covered with blood. Not only is this uncomfortable, but it is aesthetically displeasing, as well.

 

Home waxing kits are available, although not all people have good success with them. In addition, it’s quite easy to get burned with scorching wax, and no one likes that. Even if you manage to apply the wax without getting burned, taking of the wax and hair is an unpleasant process.

 

Lasers or comparable high intensity lights have been used in recent years to get rid of hair. With several treatments, the hair thins out over time and for some women, the treatments are effectively permanent. The process is somewhat expensive, as is the equipment required to conduct the procedure. While laser treatments can be found in salons and spas, there are presently no laser hair removal products that are approved for home use. That may change in the near future, for the time being, hair laser removal is strictly for salons only.

 

There are more products on the market for removing hair that do not fall in to any one particular category. These items, such as Epilady or NoNo, are available on the Internet. A lot of women have noted good results with these solutions, though, just like any other consumer product, it is important that each individual find the product that works for them.

 

It is possible to get permanent hair removal at home. It just may require a little bit of experimentation to discover the product that works best for you.

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Best Ideas – How To Care For The Elderly At Home

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How To Set Up Home Care For The Elderly

 

Decline in physical, mental and emotional conditions may progress slowly over many years. These abilities also may be suddenly affected by a stroke, heart attack, or prolonged surgery under anesthesia, which can affect cognitive abilities.

You decide you need to set up care for elderly parents, or someone who has no relative to take care of them.

This may become your job.

 

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How To Pay For Home Care For The Elderly

 

In many places, government programs are in place to pay for care taking at home.  You can apply for the program, and take some training to cover the responsibilities the program will pay for.

It costs the government much less to pay for elders to stay at home, as opposed to housing them in a full care facility.

The elder (s) who need help must qualify too. An application will involve getting recommendation for in home care by a doctor. The condition of the patient determines what tasks will be paid for, and how many hours per week are allotted for the aid.

The program will consider which ADL’s, or Activities of Daily Living, cannot be performed by the applicant.

The basics of these are:

  • Feeding oneself
  • Ability to get up and down, to sit, stand, get into and out of bed
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Bathing or showering oneself
  • General grooming activities including oral hygiene
  • Toilet Hygiene – getting on and off the toilet, and cleaning oneself properly

Other activities are called IADL’s, or Instrumental daily activities which cover:

  • Meal preparation and cooking
  • Housework (cleaning, laundry, clothes care)
  • Shopping for food and dry goods for the house
  • Picking up prescriptions and other health supplies
  • Paying Bills and keeping track of the budget (some programs don’t pay for this)
  • Helping with phone calls, and electronic communications
  • Supervising the medication schedule

Some elders require dialysis hook up, injections or blood collection. This requires special training, and sometimes nurse visits can be arranged.

How To Get Home Care For The Elderly

 

Follow your local program’s guidelines if you will apply for yourself.

Check your local paper’s ads for agencies or individuals looking for such work.

In most areas you can find someone looking for more work hours, or a full time schedule.

You may need someone with a car for transport to and from doctor’s visits, a senior center, or other activities. Their car may have to transport a wheel chair.

In our local system, I have noticed a couple of negatives.

One is, that it is paid at minimum wage rates. The care giver must have some other source of income, or low income needs.

In a remote area you can’t find any care givers. Why?

Most programs pay the care givers as an employee. If they were independent contractors, they could deduct mileage or charge travel time.

At a minimum wage rate, who can travel a few hours a day, spend money on the gas and car maintenance, for zero reimbursement?

That is one glaring weakness in the system.

If you have elderly parents or friends who live in the country, or in a small town, it may be best to move them closer to you, or to a community that can provide care givers.

Take Care Of Yourself

 

Take advantage of local senior centers, library activities for seniors, craft clubs, and other opportunities to both enhance a senior’s social life and give yourself breaks.

Look for senior volunteers who may come into the home to read to your client, or just keep them company. The programs do not pay you to do these things.

Keeping a mental/emotional balance for your clients helps you too. Think about the frustration and level of acceptance they are faced with at this time of their life.

How Do You Care For An Elderly Bedridden At Home?

 

Important things to consider are what kind of equipment do you need for this person?

Does your health plan cover a hospital bed? An electric wheelchair? Shower chairs?

Usually your local clinic nurses have all this information. They will help you make appointments with the doctors who can give the recommendation for needed devices.

What kind of budget are you looking at to keep this person comfortable?

You must also consider yourself. Will this person have to be lifted?

Some covered physical therapy programs will include teaching the care giver how to move a client. This includes a basic plan for getting a client in and out of a car.

There are major and minor pieces of equipment that can be placed around the home.

 

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Sentire Med Forza FCX Deluxe Fold Foldable Power Compact Mobility Aid Wheel Chair, Lightweight Folding Carry Electric Wheelchair, Motorized Wheelchair, Powerful Dual Motor Wheelchair


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See how easy this electric wheelchair is to set up!

Transformer Automatic Folding Travel Scooter for Adults and Seniors, Yellow, Lightweight Lithium Battery, Airline Approved


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This folding scooter is airline approved and gets high ratings for comfortable travel and “life changing” freedom.

Probably one of the most painful conditions on many levels is being confined to one’s home.

No more visits to the park, past the coffee shops, the library, movies.

Isolation.

Hopeful Premium 5 Function Full Electric Hospital Bed (5 Functions, LINAK Motor and Control System, Central Locking System)


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The HOPEFUL Premium 5 Function Full Electric Hospital Bed has the capabilities of a fully equipped hospital bed within the comforts of your home.

It can raise and lower the head, knees, and feet, smoothly and quietly.

This bed can move in Trendelenburg and reverse Trendelenburg positions.

There are integrated angle degree displays to allow for precise positioning.

Other features:

  • Contains a digital scale to track your client’s weight.
  • Manufactured with a aluminum and stainless steel frame
  • Fitted with hardened plastic rails.
  • Functions are performed by the state-of-the-art LINAK (leading brand world wide) electric motor actuators and control systems
  • Ergonomically designed on the hand-held pendant to facilitate use
  • Controls are also installed on the side panels of the bed
  • A centralized locking system with brake pedals, for 5 inch aluminum casters with bearings for best security
  • Casters will glide on  concrete, tile, wood, and carpet
  • 500 lbs weight limit
  • Overall bed weight: 285 lbs.
  • Overall Dimensions: 86.0 x 41.8 x (19.0 – 32.0 adjustable height) inches
  • Sleep Surface Dimensions: 78.7 x 35.4 inches

Invacare NCB-STDPROD-1246-KIT GHS350 Lift with R130 Standing Sling


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  • This solution for  your patient transfer help features innovative adjustments which adapt to a wide variety of body sizes and shapes
  • The R130 sling aids in standing upright assistance, easier toileting, weight bearing exercise, and transfers to and from the bed, or wheelchair
  • Comfortable for persons of any height, width and weight range up to 350 pounds
  • Low friction casters allow a gliding mobility and contribute to the caregiver’s safety
  • Easily stored – under the bed clearance is 4. 5 inch

2020 Best Electric Wheelchair Folding Lightweight Heavy Duty Electric Power Motorized Wheelchair (Black)


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  • This US company provides top quality 24 x 7 customer support
  • Return product and refund guaranteed for 30 days
  • The company also offers spare parts and repair warranty
  • Battery will operate for 13 miles when fully charged
  • Comes with seat belt and anti-tipper construction
  • This light weight electric wheelchair is FDA approved and airplane travel approved so you can travel with your safety featured chair
  • Light enough to leave batteries in when folded/unfolded
  • This electric wheelchair can roll easily on grass, inclines, brick surfaces, moist ground, snow, and uneven pavement
  • The 360° waterproof joystick gives you easy one hand navigation 
  • The rear of the chair is designed to avoid leaning keeping the chair stable

 

Invacare 5410IVC, 6630DS, 5185 Full Electric Home care Bed, Full Electric Bed, 5410 IVC with Innerspring Mattress, 5185 and Half Length Rails, 6630DS, Brown


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This bed comes with a full rail model too. Over 300 ratings attest to its popularity.

  • Sturdy panels
  • Rubber casters are low impact and are scratch-resistant and washable
  • Easy-use hand pendant features heavy-duty strain-relief cord
  • Easy clamp-on, adjustable half-length rails with chrome-plated slide tubes
  • High quality 312 coil innerspring mattress features a durable vinyl cover to ensure firm and comfortable support for users
  • Easily accessed emergency manual crank offers your peace of mind

ProHeal Stand Assist Lift – Sit to Stand Standing Transfer Lift – Fall Prevention Patient Transfer Lifter for Home Use and Facilities – 500 Pound Weight Capacity


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This lift is similar to ones you will see used in hospitals, at a quarter of the price.

It is designed as a  transfer aid for clients who can support 60-70% of their body weight. It will help prevent falls, and increases the safety of caregivers too.

This device keeps the client participating in their daily movements, rather than being passively moved in a larger, sling type of lifter.

 The lift comes with hooks for optional side and support straps for additional safety. It also provides dual rear locking wheels and easily adjustable locking base.

  • This uncomplicated device aids in getting up onto one’s feet, or easily down onto a sofa, chair, bed, toilet set etc., in easy motions.
  • This standing assistance lift transfers patients helping care givers avoid back strain, shoulder strain and the resulting wear and tear such a job may aggravate.
  • Ergonomic enhancements: shin pads support the weight transfer
  • The foot pedal offers hands free opening of base
  • The adjustable base provides clearance around furniture pieces, and door ways
  • Your purchase is protected with a 3 year warranty
  • Sturdy construction with welded parts ensures longevity of the product 

Irene House (Dual Motor) Lays Flat Electric Power Lift Recliner Chair for Elderly Comfortable (Breath Leather ),Soft and Sturdy (Red Brown Leather)


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7 color choices!

  • This sturdy wood-framed recliner is powered by the German Brand Okin motor,
  • It offers a power lift function ideal for elderly individuals who have difficulty standing from a sitting position
  • It also performs as reclining sofa chair that gently reclines the chair with a simple push of a button, instead of a pull lever
  • Supports up to 300 lbs, the entire chair tilts up to help elders to an upright position easily
  • Perfect for those who have leg or back problems or are recovering from surgery
  • The footrest extends to allow sleeping, as well as watching television, and reading.
  • Side pocket design for you to put remotes and other small belongings eliminates the need for an accessory
  • This chair is easy to assemble 

Product Warranty: From the date of purchasing:

  • Electronic components(motor/transformer/hand controller)1 year
  • Cover (fabric, PU/PVC, combined fabric, leather etc): 2 years
  • Reclining mechanism: 3 years
  • Solid wood frame:3 years.

CANMOV Power Lift Recliner Chair – Heavy Duty and Safety Motion Reclining Mechanism-Anti-skid Fabric Sofa Living Room Chair with Overstuffed Design, Chocolate


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Almost 300 ratings assure confidence in this product.

  • Modern style and functionality combined together with the single motor and heavy duty mechanism have created the popularity of this chair
  • Your parent/client can lay back or lift and tilt to stand with the smooth mobility
  • Will adjust to any customized position to provide comfort and a resting experience.
  • An ample pillow designed for the back, seat and armrest contoured for support and the supportive high back and the quality grade anti-skid upholstery, provide an extremely safe seating and increased safety.
  • Less 10 mins installation, Search” Canmov Lift Chair” on YouTube for assembly guide video, all functions used by only two buttons remote control.
  • Overall size: 39″W x 37″D x 40″H, Seat Height – 20.5″, its max weight capacity is about 300lbs
  • For your health, consult your doctor before using this product. Your doctor will help you become aware of possible postural problems you can fix
  • If you have pain in a muscle or joint after using for a prolonged period of time, discontinue using and consult your doctor, persistent pain could be postural, or a symptom of a more serious condition
  •  CANMOV, warrants their products against defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of 1 year from the date of retail purchase.

Lumex Splash Bath Lift with Ultra-Compact Design and Remote Control, 5033A-1


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  • This sleek design is colored to blend into any bathroom environment and can be stored in its lowest position for discretion
  • With a light and compact design this model weighs a scant 14. 3 pounds and can easily be stored in small areas
  • Slim and modern, this unit is not disruptive to your home décor compared to other bath safety products
  • The back support design maximizes legroom because Splash tucks close to the back of the tub
  • The smooth and quiet movement is designed for a safe bathing experience

 

The following article takes more details into consideration, concerning how to take care of the elderly at home.

Care of the Elderly – Independence in the Golden Years by Sian P Wilson

Research has proven that for those individuals suffering from an illness or disability, that living in the comfort and familiar environment of their homes can contribute significantly to their physical and mental well being and rates of recovery. As modern society is progressing to an hourglass formation of population distribution, whereby there are higher proportions of aged and younger individuals, more families will be charged with the responsibility of looking after elderly family members as well as raising their own children.

Nearing retirement and ageing gracefully should be the golden years of life for everyone and for many, spending these golden years in their own homes is not only desired, but deemed necessary. Maintaining independence is essential. However, many will require medical care and advice that is not able to be provided by immediate family and friends. The care of elderly parents needs to be discussed thoroughly by all the parties involved to ensure that care giving decisions are made in the best interests of the elderly parent as well as all caregivers. It is important to have respectful and open conversations, assessing the care requirements based upon their mental, emotional and physical condition.

In many instances, the option to have healthcare professionals attend the family home to provide care for the elderly is the best option. Whether specialized medical care is required for an advanced illness or disease, or if simple assistance is required to help with daily routines that have become somewhat difficult due to the natural occurrences of aging, healthcare professionals can ensure that the quality of life of the individual remains at the highest of levels. There are many benefits of caring for the elderly in their own homes including: the provision of care in a manner that ingrains dignity and independence, preventing or delaying the need for hospitalization or institutionalization in nursing homes, freedom and comfort of the individuals concerned, specialized care designed for the specific needs of the patient, as well as providing the platform to keep families together.

Nonetheless, there are situations where elderly care is not feasible to occur within the home environment. While it is admirable of families that wish to take the challenge of caring for their elderly family members at home, there are some instances where the individuals may require more specialized assistance and care that isn’t available in the home, even with the professional assistance of medical staff. In these cases, other alternatives may need to be evaluated and chosen.

However, deliberating over the issues of where an aged family member should live when they are no longer able to live independently is an extremely difficult decision, often leaving family members feeling guilty for even considering the options. The need to balance the requirements of the family, with marital and career responsibilities, requires decisions to be made that work for all the parties involved.

Whether the decision is made to retain elderly family members within their existing homes or other living alternatives are sought, professional healthcare staff will ensure that the golden years will be enjoyed with dignity and independence.

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8 Ways – Best Treatment For Aging Skin 2020

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With the best way to treat aging skin at home accessible in so many ways – here you can find your best treatment for aging skin.

 

What Is The Best Home Remedy For Aging Skin?

 

Aging skin is related to inflammation. The natural repair process deep in the skin, the process that compensates for inflammation, causes wrinkles. Usually you have seen the wrinkles forming before you panic and realize old age is on the way!

Before you start looking at laser and microdermabrasion devices, reach for the aspect of your life that is well within your control. What you eat.

The following foods are inflammatory:

  • Hydrogenated oils
  • Oils and fats from grain fed animals (high in Omega 6 oils)
  • Sugars
  • Grains, especially GMO
  • Rancid foods
  • Vegetable oils processed with bleaches and solvents (the ones on the grocery store shelves)

 

Anti-inflammatory foods:

  • Grass fed meats and dairy products
  • Seed oils like olive oil, walnut oil, coconut oil, avocado oil
  • Foods containing Vitamin C – broccoli, citrus fruits, apples, kale – fresh and organic are best
  • Aloe vera, fresh and packaged gel without chemicals
  • Fresh organic nuts, especially macadamia and walnuts (for Omega 3 oils)
  • fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna (for Omega 3 fatty acids)
  • ingesting collagen from organic grass fed beef (you can add this to your coffee daily)

Can You Reverse Wrinkles?

 

For surface wrinkles, laser resurfacing, microdermabrasion and topical applications using retinoids, have shown to smooth the skin.

Avoiding wrinkles involves not smoking, and wearing a hat shading your face while in the sun. Wearing long sleeves can prevent wrinkles from sun damage and dehydration on your arms.

Microcurrent technology was originally developed in a medical device to treat muscle atrophy resulting from Bell’s Palsy and muscle paralysis. It works on your muscles and lifts them. When the results were noticed, you bet the beauty industry latched on to this!

Some of the celebrity’s noted to use this facial lifting technique are:

  • Madonna
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Emma Stone
  • Julianne Moore
  • Miranda Kerr

 

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ZIIP Beauty Nanocurrent And Microcurrent At-Home Facial Device for Lifting, Sculpting, and Skin Tightening, Wrinkles, Pigment, and Acne, Patented and Portable, Kit, Conductive Gel, Charger, & Bag


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This unit is FDA-cleared. It is a patented handheld nanocurrent and microcurrent machine.

Multiple functions:

  • Skin tightening and anti-aging device
  • Lifts, sculpts, and contours the skin
  • Removes dark circles
  • Zaps acne
  • Tones skin and increases circulation
  • Energizes cells
  • Triggers cell communication and repair processes
  • Increases your radiance and healthy glow

MLAY RF Radio Frequency Facial And Body Skin Tightening Machine – Professional Home RF Lifting Skin Care Anti Aging Device – Salon Effects/More Safe


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This unit uses the latest bipolar RF technology and:

  • RF waves deeply penetrate skin tissue
  • Heat skin tissue
  • Stimulate collagen and elastin production
  • Initiates the skin’s healing processes
  • You may see visible results on your face within 60 days
  • Results on body may take 3-5 months, don’t give up!
  • 60-day money back guarantee and 1 year warranty
  • Painless, relaxing and safe treatment

Your other option is to pay hundreds of dollars at a spa.  Why not rejuvenate your skin at home.

5 in1 110V Body Shaping Skin Rejuvenation Treatment for Home Salon,5 in1 Body Slim Vacuum Machine


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The main negative comment about this unit is not the unit itself, but the lack of instruction. Here are two videos showing how to use it. The presenter is very friendly and she philosophizes a little for you too. 🙂

Part I

Part II

On the Amazon page there is a short video and it looks to me that the booklet is quite well illustrated as to the massages and other usage. The first video above instructs you also, for the fat reduction process.

Pevor Facial Body Skin Rejuvenation Anti-Wrinkles Anti-aging Face Body Lifting Skin Tightening Beauty Care Device


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This unit gets a high 4 Star rating from users who appreciate the results and ease of use. It is recommended to use this machine once a week, on face and body as desired. 

Do you have to use these machines for the rest of your life? 

Some say the results will last two years. One customer mentioned the wrinkles re-appear after a week. Of course, we don’t know the ages of these reviewers, when they started using their machine, or whether they were smokers, and details like that. 

Yet, we have to keep brushing/whitening our teeth, or re-applying hair color, don’t we? I’m not put off by the fact that this may take some maintenance. It is about appearances, right? 

The fact that these work just amazes me!

Vansaile CAV Beauty Device Skin Care Arm Leg Waist Hip Skin U-ltrasonic S-limming Beauty Machine


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This unit comes highly recommended by a spa owner, excellent for weight loss. This professional regards the instructions as very well presented. 

These units basically work the same way. Since this is about the 8 best, there isn’t much negative to report. 

 

High Frequency Machine – TUMAKOU Face & Body Anti Aging Machine for Wrinkles Appearance Removal & Facial Skin Tightening – Wrinkle Reducing – Skin Care Beauty Device


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For a whole body beauty treatment at home!

Recommended use for this unit is 8-15 minutes per part, three times a week, which make you enjoy full body beauty. The vendor states: “According to 40,000 results from different customers, 87% of customers have seen visible skin improvement in only 2 weeks,13% of customers have seen visible result in 7 weeks.”

 

KENDAL Professional Diamond Microdermabrasion Machine HB-SF01 


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Over 500 customers gave this unit a 4 Star rating. 

This kit is complete with everything needed, including 9 different sized diamond tips for various skin surfaces.

360 small and large cotton filters are included.

This popular microdermabrasion machine uses sterile diamond heads which peel and rub off the dead cells at the top epidermal layer. The debris of dead skin is then vacuumed away.

This results in the removal of skin debris, scars, blemishes, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation on your skin.

Highly recommended for acne and other scarring.

Would you like to keep paying $200.00 per microdermabrasion session? Or pay $199.00 for this machine that gets rave reviews?

PMD Personal Microderm Classic – At-Home Microdermabrasion Machine with Kit for Face & Body – Exfoliating Crystals and Vacuum Suction for Fresh and Radiant Skin


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This light hand held tool for exfoliation comes with printed instructions and a DVD illustrating the correct use.

The PMD:

  • Exfoliates
  • Stimulates circulation in the skin
  • Decreases appearance of large pores, wrinkles, and uneven skin tones

The following article includes more information about treatments for skin age spots and aging skin on arms, chest, legs, neck and face.

Best Treatments For Aging Skin by Mark Plits

Aging skin its known as the degenerative natural process that our skin undergoes as time goes on, however no one likes the signs of aging like wrinkles, face lines, sagging skin, age spots and other problems that appear with aging. People look for help in dermatologists, doctors, physicians, creams and treatments in order to avoid skin aging and look younger.

According to dermatologist and many experts there are intrinsic and extrinsic factors that cause skin aging, there is natural aging that happens within the body and there are extrinsic factors that cause aging like the sun, smoke, pollution, etc.

Some of the natural internal factors that cause the skin to age are decline in hyaluronic acid production, lower levels of collagen and elastin and lower levels of anti oxidants. On the other hand some of the common external factors that cause aging are sun over exposure, cosmetic chemicals, pollution, air toxins, smoke and bad eating habits.

There are also genetic and environmental factors that affect skin aging. As we age the body slows that the replacement of old damaged cells for new ones so the skin surface becomes uneven and rougher, therefore this makes the skin look dry, dull and wrinkled.

One of the most damaging causes of skin aging are the UV rays of the sun that we are exposed to during our lifespan, the sun makes the skin dry and dull.

What are the Best treatments for Aging skin?

Now, what can we do about this? there are many anti aging treatments, therapies, products and many other approaches to slow skin aging and improve the health of the skin, however it is not that simple, you need to have a budget and evaluate what treatments are safe for you and how good are going to be the results.

Clinical Treatments

The most common anti aging clinical treatments are:

Laser treatment
Chemicals Peels
Cosmetic Surgery
Botox Injections
Radio Wave Frequency
Face Lift

Those treatments have their advantages and disadvantages, some are expensive and others more affordable, you need to consult your dermatologist and ask for advice to people that have undergo that kind of treatments.

Laser treatments for example is one of the most effective and less intrusive treatments that can reduce or eliminate many of your wrinkles, scars and face lines. It works by burning the top layer of the skin and letting new healthy skin show up.

However, treatments like face lift are very intrusive, require surgery, recovery time and are expensive, you need to consult your doctor.

Natural Anti Aging Creams

But what about anti aging creams, gels, lotions, etc. are they effective? the fact is that most anti aging products will do you no more good than a common moisturizer, in fact many anti aging creams include harsh chemicals that can dry, irritate and harm your skin.

The best anti aging creams i have seen are made from natural extracts and do not contain any harsh chemicals. Contain natural extracts like Wakame Kelp, CynergyTk, Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E, Avocado extract, Manuka honey and many others that are safe to use on your skin and will naturally reduce the signs of aging by helping your body heal it self.

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