Monthly Archives: December 2012

Creative Relief for Arthritis, or Chronic Pain due to “Arthritis”

aflogo-96x96The cold winter months can bring pain and discomfort for arthritis sufferers. Joint inflammation, commonly known as “arthritis” affects all age groups including nearly 300,000 children. It is second only to heart disease as a cause of work disability.

In severe cases, arthritis can interfere with the most basic daily tasks such as walking, climbing stairs, using a computer, brushing your teeth or preparing food.

Fortunately, thanks to new treatments, the disease process that leads to joint destruction can be controlled in most people – particularly those with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Carex Hot & Cold Pack

Carex BED BUDDY Hot & Cold Pack for fast and effective treatment of aches and pains. $8.95

The Carex Bed Buddy products from ActiveForever offers a range of reusable products that provide moist heat and cold therapy to relieve chronic pain.

Form-fitting designs of soft touch fabrics target pain-prone areas. They serve as an effective, natural alternative (or complement) to over-the-counter drugs.

The Bed Buddy Hot & Cold Pack easily conforms to the body, even when cold.

Carex Bed Buddy Iso Ball

The Carex Bed Buddy Iso Ball provides instant relief from arthritis joint pain. $4.67

 

Plus it’s simple and safe, filled with natural grains, herbs and flowers and is available in a number of scents including lavender, rose and cherry blossom, eucalyptus, rosemary, orange, vanilla, coconut, almond and more.

The Bed Buddy Iso-Ball is a unique product designed to help patients living with arthritis by providing moist heat therapy. The Iso-Ball fits in the palm, providing warmth while you exercise your hand.

The moist heat makes it easier to exercise and increase movement in arthritic joints. You will feel improvement in pain and stiffness almost immediately.

The Bed Buddy Warming Bear is a cute and cuddly way to apply soothing moist heat. Buddy was designed with 100 percent natural grains in his belly, hands and feet. He can be used hot or cold to keep you warm through those cool nights or provide soothing comfort to an ear or tooth ache.

Buddy the Bed Buddy Warming Bear

Buddy the Bed Buddy Warming Bear is so cute and cuddly and he warms in seconds or can be frozen to provide comfort and relief. $16.88

 

Hemorrhoids Among Most Widely Searched Terms in 2012

aflogo-96x96Yes, that’s right. At the top of the list, accompanying Whitney Houston, Hurricane Sandy, Presidential Election, Kate Middleton, etc., as the most frequently searched terms this year, were “hemorrhoids,” according to Google’s annual “zeitgeist” report.

Analysts speculated that this could be due to the personal nature of the condition people prefer to cure hemorrhoids at home, rather than talk to their physician about it.

Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels that are found in and around the anus and lower rectum. They can be internal, which means inside the anus. Or, they may be external, which means they are found outside the anus.

Carex Inflatable Invalid Ring Cushion

The 5-star customer rated Carex Inflatable Invalid Ring Cushion provides instant relief. $13.57

What are the causes and risks of the condition?


Hemorrhoids are dilated blood vessels, but the reasons why they occur are not always clear. Some types of hemorrhoids run in families.

Other factors that increase a person’s risk for hemorrhoids include:

ActiveForever’s Patricka and Rocky Complete the Iron Girl 5k!!

aflogo-96x96ActiveForever is very proud of their own Patricka Fletcher and Raquel, (Rocky) Johnson for committing to, and completing, the annual Iron Girl 5K run this past weekend. Rocky’s daughter Kira joined in the fun too.

Go Patricka GO!!

All three women braved brutally early, pre-dawn hours and what felt like Subarctic temperatures to give it their all. This was Patricka’s fifth year participating in the run. It was the third year for both Rocky and Kira.

Although Patricka admits she did not train as often as she would’ve preferred, she remains consistently committed to a healthy diet and regular exercise and was able to finish a thoroughly impressive 24th in her age group!

CONGRATS PATRICKA, ROCKY and KIRA!!

Iron Girl was launched in 2004 as a way to celebrate and promote the idea of healthy living for women. They use their Web site as a resource with training and nutrition tips as well as health-oriented columns. The annual run serves as a platform by which fitness-focused women can display all the progress they’ve made toward a healthier lifestyle.

Participants choose between the 5k run and the 10 mile run.

SUCCESS!!!

Exercise for Reduction of Holiday Stress

aflogo-96x96Physical activity increases the heart rate and enhances fitness. People who engage in exercise are less likely to develop many serious diseases. An inactive lifestyle doubles the risk of having a heart attack.

Exercise is an excellent way to improve not only physical health but mental health as well.

The stress of the holidays can cause even the most balanced among us to feel out of sorts. So drop the candy cane and hop on the stationary bike or rowing machine, STAT.

The Stamina AVARI Conversion II Rower Recumbent Bike brings you the best of both worlds in one convenient, fold-able  space-saving package. Molded-foam seat and back support with 15 available positions and 8 different resistance levels make it easy to ensure a customized workout for any body.

Stamina AVARI Conversion II Rower Recumbent Bike

The Stamina AVARI Conversion II Rower Recumbent Bike is both a bike and a rowing machine with 8 resistance levels

 

Benefits of physical activity


People who get enjoyable, regular physical activity can improve their overall quality of life. Physical activity can lower a person’s risk for the following disorders:

Cool or Heat Mattress Pad is Just Right

aflogo-96x96We’ve all been there and would most likely be willing to attest that sometimes a blanket—no matter how wonderful that particular blanket may be—just doesn’t cover it.

The Cool or Heat Sleep Pad from ActiveForever may look innocent enough, but in reality, these simple cushions  are highly functioning, sleep-inducing machines.

At 38 inches wide and 75 inches long, they work as a personalized mattress pad infused with safe, thermoelectric technology. These soft platforms arm the individual with the power to manipulate the nighttime climate to their hearts desire—providing cool or heat—without infringing on the temperature rights of another person.

Oh sure, we quickly forget winter’s stinging chill while showered in mellow, mid-summer rays. With December on the decline, those diplomatic degrees are nothing more than memories. Now we seek refuge from the nip that breaks the clothing barrier, past the skin to nestle within the disconsolate sinew of our very bones.

Then, once the weather thaws again, these versatile mattress covers bestow a deep relaxing cool; negating the need for thermostat adjustments; making it a money saver too.

Click the pic to see a Cool or Heat Mattress Pad demonstration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LED Lights for Effective, Pain-Relieving Light Therapy

aflogo-96x96This little Light Relief Therapy device from ActiveForever relieves pain fast and effectively through the use of LED lights. It’s one of our best-sellers; completely portable and very compact, it can be carried with you anywhere as if it were a simple pack of band-aids. Featuring advanced infrared light therapy however, this “ActiveForever approved product” is anything but.

Infrared LED’s are housed in a soft, bendable little pad which can be placed on just about any part of the body. It differs from traditional heating pads, in that the infrared, LED light therapy penetrates deep within human tissue, allowing it to soothe inflamed muscles and joints from the inside, as well as increasing circulation and speeding the healing process.

The Light Relief Therapy is also available in a larger pad to cover areas like the back or most of the shoulder, arm or leg.

What is LED?


According to National Geographic, LED stands for “light emitting diode.” A diode is an electrical component with two terminals which conduct the electricity only in one direction. With an electrical current, the diode emits a bright light around the small bulb. Typically, diodes have been used in many technologies such as radios, televisions and computers as an electrical component for conduction.

Connecting a diode to an electrical current excites the electrons within the diode, making them release photons, which we see as light. The color of the light is a direct result of the energy gap in the semiconductor of the diode. This means that LEDs produce a spectrum of colors easily and brightly while using very little electricity to do so.

 

For Heart Problems, a User-Friendly Defibrillator

aflogo-96x96If you are like most people, you may have never compared one defibrillator to another; examining the qualities that separate a best-seller from those that flounder in the marketplace, or worse, fail to do their job.

The Phillips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator is the most popular defibrillator at ActiveForever. As we all know, heart problems can be deadly, and they can strike anywhere, at anytime.

The HeartStart Defibrillator is a wonderful device for the hospital as well as the office or home. It’s small, portable, does not require a prescription and is so easy-to-use. It constantly self-monitors and can be adapted to treat both adults and small children. Plus, it guides the user through every step of the process using clear, voice instructions.

Even the most frantic novice is well-equipped if, and when they find themselves in the care of someone suffering from, sudden, life-threatening heart attack symptoms. It’s smart, intuitive and effective, so that when an emergency strikes, you don’t have to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hair Loss Cure for Women

aflogo-96x96Although it happens to members of both sexes, hair loss in men is an infinitely more common problem than it is for women.

On the one hand, this is fortunate for women. On the other hand, however, hair loss in women is much more stigmatized and has the potential to cause serious self-esteem issues.

The causes for hair loss in both sexes are similar, usually having to do with genetics, hormones, and in some cases, stress, or a condition called Alopecia.

Strangely enough, until very recently, no one has really been able to produce an effective answer as far as how to prevent hair loss.

ActiveForever however, has bestowed their seal of approval on an excellent brand of hair loss vitamins from Viviscal. Viviscal, as seen on “The View,” is proven to be highly effective at restoring both hair and confidence.

Over a period of 6 months, users will notice a stop in hair loss followed by a regrowth and thickening of hair. As a safe, dietary supplement, these vitamins from Viviscal present women with a simple, yet reliable answer.

They are all natural, containing a unique amino blend including the exclusive AminoMar C Marine Complex as well as plant extracts to promote hair growth. They’re free of harmful side effects, because while it’s great to have nice hair, it’s certainly not worth sacrificing your health for.

Green Monday Deals

aflogo-96x96It’s Green Monday!

Otherwise known as the second Monday in December, which means it’s dangerously close to the middle of the month. Green Monday deals have, for the past decade, established themselves as an annual economic indicator.

On Green Monday however, it’s the post office that experiences the bulk of the madness due to the sheer volume of packages whirring about at the command of frantic online as well as traditional shoppers.

Although by now, many of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals have expired, ActiveForever has some amazing sales on some of our most popular items.

Our hottest selling items like the Core Laser Pro Exercise Systemand Respironics Portable Oxygen Concentrator, as well as our high-tech gadgets and more, have been marked down to their lowest rates all year.

We’re down to the wire, so take advantage of our last low prices of the season while there’s still time!

Don’t forget about our No Receipt Return Policy on all returnable items ’til January 31st!

 

 

Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad Platinum

aflogo-96x96The Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad Platinum from ActiveForever is superior to other heating pads, in that it relieves pain using far infrared light. The body absorbs the thermal energy of the infrared rays, providing users with a deep penetrating heat. This gently increases the blood flow which results in fast, soothing pain relief while helping the treated area to heal without burning or dehydrating the skin.

Whether pain strikes at home, in the office, on the road, etc., this advanced portable therapy system is so versatile, it can go anywhere you go. The Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad Platinum comes with adjustable Velcro fasteners that keep it secured to virtually any part of the body.

The popular, FDA Approved Heating Pad from Thermotex is ideal for sprains and strains, as well as chronic medical conditions including arthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, and osteoarthritis.

Learn more about Thermotex in Bottom Line Natural Healing with Dr. Mark Stengler

The Thermotex Infrared Heating Pad Platinum soothes pain with far infrared technology. The advanced heating pad approved by the FDA and ActiveForever!

Are you a happy ActiveForever customer? We want to see you!

aflogo-96x96Here at ActiveForever there’s only one thing we love more than getting to know our customers. That is when we actually get to see our customers with BIG happy smiles on their faces.

So you can imagine how thrilled we were to receive this lovely greeting from Jacqueline and her father in California–two loyal and happy ActiveForever customers just saying “Hi!”

We love it! And we want to see more!! In fact, we want to see YOU! Send a pic of yourself using our products and we’ll feature them on our blog.

Send the pics to media@activeforever.com along with your name, location, the product you are using and anything else you want to tell us about yourself.

We can’t wait to see you!!

Jacqueline and her father saying “Hello” to ActiveForever from California!

Get Enhanced Magnification with the Pebble Video Magnifier

aflogo-96x96The Enhanced Vision Pebble Portable Video Magnifier from ActiveForever is a lightweight, affordable video magnifier that is an ideal magnification tool for those suffering from poor vision due to conditions like Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and a number of other visual impairments.

The magnifier is so small and compact, it can be taken anywhere. It fits easily inside your pocket or purse and can be strapped to your belt for easy access. The high-resolution LCD display is adjustable with six different viewing modes and a “freeze” image feature which saves a temporary snapshot of the image.

The video magnifier screen tilts and can be adjusted for hands-free or desktop use to allow for easy writing. The high resolution LCD display with adjustable brightness is perfect for home or travel.

Just one “look” and you’ll “see” why this is one of our best-selling items!

Get Free 2nd Day Air shipping when you purchase the
Enhanced Vision Pebble Portable Video Magnifier.

Muscles Get Relief with The DMS Deep Muscle Stimulator

aflogo-96x96The DMS Deep Muscle Stimulator is such an effective pain management tool, you’ll never want to reach for bottled, synthetic pain relievers again. Now you can begin to feel relief organically, naturally from within.

You simply relax and allow the hard-working DMS to unleash your body’s natural healing powers.

Its gentle stretching action goes to work on muscles and connective tissues, concentrating on general or local muscle spasms. It relieves pain by increasing both muscle metabolism and the lactic acid cycle.

The trusted and popular device is FDA Approved. It penetrates deep into muscle tissue with rapid, short-duration percussion for effective management of acute and chronic pain due to a number of conditions associated with strains, lactic acid build up, and scar tissue.

This includes migraines, sciatica, TMJ, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis pain among others.

The DMS is a favorite among the best trainers and therapists. It enables athletes to do more exercise and training, as well as recover from injuries quicker. The Deep Muscle Stimulator enjoys a reputation for being more effective than any other vibration therapy device on the market.

Composed of stainless steel and titanium with no plastic or rubber parts, this durable muscle stimulator to last for years.

Activeforever Now Provides Easy International Shipping

aflogo-96x96ActiveForever is like a caring and protective mother, always on the lookout for your health, safety and well-being. Their fervent dedication to this mission solidifies their place on the cutting edge of all the newest products, developments and solutions for wellness.

For some time now, ActiveForever has had to resist a persistent demand to fully expand their operations to regular international shipping. They feared high incidences of fraud and complications in reconciling with international banks.

As the oldest and most trusted provider of health, fitness and safety products in the United States, ActiveForever offers very high service levels. They feared that would be diminished a bit with their international customers.

All that has changed, and they are thrilled to announce their new partnership with Bongo International. By joining forces with this industry leader in intelligent, eCommerce transactions, ActiveForever is properly equipped to provide their worldwide customers with a seamless, intuitive shopping experience.

“In the past, the international check-out process was convoluted and disparate,” said ActiveForever CEO and Chief Happiness Officer, Erika Feinberg. “The user had to visit a different website, create a separate account and allow a third-party company to place the order on their behalf.”

Now, regardless of whether an ActiveForever order is placed from France or Ohio, the check-out process is completed with little more than the click of a button.

The company has proven their ability to provide quality products worldwide, and are pleased to benefit their global customers with Bongo’s smart, simple, Check-out Solution.

“There is no longer a goofy process,” said Feinberg. “Now location is a non-issue, our customers simply check-out with no middleman and the order is received.”

Feinberg added that so far, the response has been remarkable.

“Our international customers seem thrilled that we’re making our product offering freely available to them with this easy process.”

ActiveForever’s Charity Check-out Success!

aflogo-96x96ActiveForever would like to thank everyone who donated and helped make the inaugural month of our Charity Check-out such a wonderful success.

ActiveForever selected Daughters of the American Revolution, (DAR) as the recipient of their Charity Check-out for the month of November. As part of this effort, shoppers were given the option to add a donation to their purchase total. The proceeds went to benefit DAR’s Project Patriot program.

This project helps fulfill the holiday “wish-lists” of overseas servicemen and women. These lists include everyday items such as Top Ramen, peanut butter, Campbell’s Soup, Slim Jims, “Extra” gum, Pop Tarts, etc., They are purchased directly for the troops with 100 percent of the donations received and shipped in time for the holidays.

On January 4, 2013, ActiveForever will present DAR with a check along with a supply of ActiveForever catalogs. The meeting-luncheon will be held at McCormick Golf Club in Scottsdale.

ActiveForever was so thrilled with the outcome of the Charitable Check-out that they’ve decided to keep it going. The charity for December is Honor House — a transitional home for wounded veterans which helps them heal and reintegrate back into society.

We hope you join us in supporting this worthy cause.

Invacare Medical Equipment – the XPO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

aflogo-96x96When it comes to the essentials in life, none hold more weight than precious, life-giving oxygen.

For those who struggle with this basic necessity, a portable oxygen concentrator is a great blessing. The Invacare XPO2 Portable Oxygen Concentrator is one of ActiveForever’s best-selling, medical equipment items.

The XPO2 is one of the smallest oxygen therapy devices on the market and one of our best-sellers

The Invacare XPO2 provides healing oxygen
therapy in a lightweight package. The popular XPO2 weighs less than eight pounds, placing it among the smallest oxygen concentrators available, including home concentrators. The controls are simple and easy to understand. The XPO2 oxygen therapy is FAA approved for air travel because of it’s ability to operate at a higher altitude than most portable oxygen concentrators–up to 10,000 feet. The internal battery provides the Invacare XPO2 with up to 2.5 hours of battery life while an optional additional battery pack increases use to up to 5 hours.

The Invacare XP02 kit includes concentrator, case, AC adaptor, DC adaptor, and extra battery pack.

What Is Compression? More than just Compression Stockings

What is coaflogo-96x96mpression? When the subject comes up, people tend to have a lot of questions. “Compression” is when graduated pressure is built into the garment, increasing toward the top. This fosters circulation and emphasizes greater blood-flow, which reduces the rate of dangerous and sometimes life-threatening, blood-pooling and swelling.

While compression stockings specifically, are the most common type of compression garment, with the rapid growth of the industry, the standard knee-high compression stockings is quickly finding itself amongst an ever widening pool of compression products.

When it comes to compression, one names stands out among the rest. Starting with its founder, Conrad Jobst, who suffered from venous disease, JOBST® has remained deeply committed to improving the quality of life for those with Deep-Venous Thrombosis (DVT), Lymphederma, Thromboembolism,  athletic injuries, or any number of other conditions related to swelling.

Since Jobst’s 1950 founding, their line has grown to provide healing compression and comfort in the form of top-quality gloves, and arm sleeves, as well as athletic and standard socks and everything in between. Their complete line of sheer pantyhose are flattering, fashionable and utterly indistinguishable from their non-compression counterparts.

It’s no wonder. Over the years Jobst has been relentless in their pursuit of quality and perfection. They’ve come up with clever devices to make putting on compression articles easy.

A Bright Light for Skin and Acne Treatment

Problem skin is reborn anew under the red, bright light of the Baby Quasar Plus Red Light Therapy from ActiveForever. This easy-to-use, device delivers the latest breakthroughs in blemish and wrinkle reduction and acne treatment. But without the sterile discomfort of the doctors office or clinic.

Fresh, beautiful, youthful and clear skin is generated from within using the FDA approved, Photo Rejuvenation Light Therapy. The Baby Quasar Plus is an easy-to-use, at-home device that uses the same wavelengths and frequencies as photo rejuvenation models used by dermatologists. It’s safe, non-invasive, there’s no pain or downtime.

This Red Light Therapy Device works by warming the deeper layers of collagen underneath the skin’s surface. This stimulation reduces acne, scars, broken capillaries, fine lines and blemishes. The result is a firmer, more even complexion, and a refreshed tone and color with less-visible pores.

Those in the market for an improvement in their skin are increasingly turning to the Baby Quasar Plus for it’s fast, easy and reliable results.

The Baby Quasar Plus uses FDA approved, photo-rejuvenation technology to uncover fresher, younger looking skin, easily.