New Beginnings

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January is a great month to pursue new beginnings. Last January we discussed New Year’s resolutions and how not to overwhelm yourself with too many goals. Even if we were not successful last year, we can start from right now. January is a great month to pursue new beginnings. The best place to start is in what we eat. We can start by not getting rid of anything, but by increasing our water, vegetable, and fruit consumption. This will begin your journey to a healthier you. The next natural step is to put on those support stockings or support socks and increase your activity level. Start with attainable goals that fit in your current lifestyle. If the only walking you do is from your car to the grocery store, then park a few spaces further away from the entry. Increase your goals as you reach your objective.

Support Hose Store Struggling with Stockings
Your morning should not have to start like this!

Now the big question is…have you been wearing those compression stockings or compression socks or have they been sitting in you dresser drawer? If they are not on your legs, you are doing yourself a disservice. We’ve all gained a few pounds or lost a little “muscular integrity”, and the support stockings will increase the circulation in your legs and help them feel better while you are increasing your activity.I know they are not easy to get on and some of you say, “I just can’t get them on”. Yes, you can! Our Certified Fitters at Support Hose Plus know the “Secrets of the Best Fitters”! You might want to take a look at Secrets of the Best Fitters¬†in our September¬†9, 2008 blog entry. If you are still having trouble, please call our Certified Fitters on our toll-free number, 1-844-472-8807 and they will help you walk through the donning techniques!

As Oprah once said,
“Cheers to a New Year & another chance for us to get it right!!”

Vanda
www.supporthoseplus.com
1-844-472-8807

September is Healthy Ageing Month

September, “Healthy Aging” month, was started to give seniors and those “almost seniors” a way to make little changes in their lives which can greatly affect their quality of life down the road. Now you and I know growing older is one of the hardest things we have done. (Perhaps it is just something we thought would never happen to us.) We need to look at the positive aspects and not the negative aspects. We need to realize that it is not too late to take control, because it is never too late to start something new.

I read something the other day… “Dance like there’s no tomorrow”, it really caught my eye. Just as getting better oxygen flow to the lower extremities by wearing support stockings or support socks improves your leg health; exercise increases the oxygen to the brain. Older adults involved in regular physical activity are less likely to get dementia.

No matter our age, we should all be eating more fresh fruits and vegetables. We still have a great abundance available in the markets and we should be taking advantage of the difference they can make in our health. For example a woman my age should be eating at least 1.5 cups fresh fruit and 2 cups of vegetables a day. If you are not eating at least this, you are neglecting your health. Fresh fruits and vegetable contain fiber as well as vitamins and minerals your body needs to fight chronic diseases such as stroke, cardiovascular diseases, and some cancers.

As you all know regular check ups with your physician are also an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Although there are many tests that should be done, blood sugar for diabetes, colonoscopies for colon cancer, mammogram for breast cancer, and bone density for osteoporosis are a must as well as keep an eye on your blood pressure.

There are so many small steps you can take so you can enjoy “Healthy Aging” “Dance like there is no tomorrow”, eat healthy, and breath deep and slow.

Here’s to our “Healthy Aging”,

Vanda