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Fitness Vibration Cure-All: Weight Loss, Arthritis, Circulation, Well-Being

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     Vibrate Fitness and Vitality with Whole Body Vibration

Straight from the stars comes the last word in all-encompassing fitness and health: Whole Body Vibration or WBV.

Originally used for cosmonaut training, the craze spread quickly throughout Europe and Japan. The rest, as they say, is history. Vibration enthusiasts became hooked on the benefits. They began to experience increased circulation, range of motion and flexibility.

They appreciated the improvements in muscle strength, core conditioning and stability; not to mention the faster muscle recovery following a workout. Gyms and centers devoted entirely to Whole Body Vibration came to dominate the psyche of the fitness conscious public.

Medvibe NitroFit Personal Whole Body Vibration Platform

The Medvibe NitroFit Personal Whole Body Vibration Platform features 5 built-in workout programs and a blue LED control panel to track your pulse and body fat as you exercise. $999.00 with a $50 mail-in rebate!

Whole Body Vibration allows the user to take on less physical load when compared to weight lifting, yet achieve similar results in less time. During the workout, muscle tissues contract and relax thousands of times per second, providing unmatched fat burning efficiency. Risk of injury during the workout period is greatly reduced. Weight loss, muscle strength and tone increases during WBV due to the extreme stimulus your muscles must respond to each second.

Multiple reports and independent tests confirm that athletic performance increases when whole body vibration is used in conjunction with training exercises. Manufacturers say WBV is an excellent way for those who have health restrictions that keep them from exercising, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and some forms of Arthritis, to tone muscle and condition.

Whole Body Vibration Continued…

Active Halo GPS, Alzheimer’s and ActiveForever

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With the Baby Boomers heading toward retirement and people living longer than ever before, the size of the elderly population is ever-increasing. It’s no wonder research, developments and studies involving Alzheimer’s seem to dominate the news cycle these days.

There’s a distinct shortage of equipment and device options available to meet the specific needs of an Alzheimer’s caregiver. Here at ActiveForever we’re thrilled to be able to offer ActiveHalo GPS, the world’s smallest and most powerful GPS monitoring system in the world to the caregivers, families, loved ones, friends and neighbors of  Alzheimer’s patients.

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Active Halo GPS faceplates allow for personalization and distinction among multi-unit households and organizations.

With the ultra-feature-rich Active Halo GPS tracking system it is easy to go about your day while staying abreast of the whereabouts of those in your care. “Safe” zones alert you when the person being tracked has ventured outside of installed parameters. Advanced Breadcrumbing functionality allows for up-to-the minute tracking.

Click the screenshot to view a gallery of the features and benefits of Active Halo GPS:

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The Active Halo GPS reports on a 5-minute interval which keeps track of a person’s whereabouts automatically. It provides users with a visual trace of visited location(s).

Located front and center on the Active Halo GPS unit is an “SOS” button with voice monitoring. It gives the caregiver the ability to “listen-in” to surrounding sounds while it simultaneously sends instant text and email alerts with location information to a pre-selected group of recipients. With this customizable GPS for adults; safety alerting, tracking and reporting system, the possibilities are endless. Perhaps the best part however, is the amazing affordability.

At ActiveForever we believe it is important to do what you can to improve the lives of those around you. Providing state-of-the-art, low-priced, unique and feature-rich product and device solutions that improve quality of life is what drives us everyday. It’s our passion!

Save big on SIGVARIS Compression

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Compression Specialists Will Be On-Site in our Scottsdale & Peoria Locations May 9th & 10th For “Leg Health Days!”

Are you concerned about your circulation, deep vein thrombosis, or leg pain?
Our compression garments are phenomenally designed for pro athletes and the fashion conscious user.

ActiveForever has the largest and best selection in the country; including best pricing by far!

Enjoy Education & Refreshments!!
PLUS, SPECIAL PRICING ON ALL SIGVARIS ITEMS!
Come join us, it’s for your health!

Contact Nate Turock, (480) 459-3220, NTurock@activeforever.com, to arrange an outing or busload.

For more information, see details below or click here.

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ActiveForever and AMBER Alert Present Active Halo GPS

ActiveForever-logoBy Nicole Girard

Scottsdale, AZ, April 29, 2013—ActiveForever and AMBER Alert—a nationwide notification system to locate missing children through wireless communication and GPS technology—have joined forces. The result is Active Halo GPS; the latest addition to AMBER Alert’s wildly successful, trademark family of safety products.

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Active Halo GPS, launching in May, is a uniquely robust, yet very cost effective GPS tracking and reporting system designed for medical and senior care facilities, as well as organizations with employees in the field. Active Halo GPS features customizable and cutting-edge options such as Real-Time Location Tracking, “Safe” Zones, Destination Alerts, SOS button with voice monitoring, 2-Way Communications—which allow designated users to “intrude” or listen in—and Breadcrumbs, from which users can track and pull location reports. Homecare companies, or any companies with employees in the field, can leverage the system for safety and productivity tracking.

Active Halo GPS reports location(s) on a five-minute interval which keeps track of a person’s whereabouts automatically. No checking in is required. The service and information is accessed via Active Halo GPS monitoring software. The Active Halo GPS works with any mobile phone carrier and is small enough to fit in a pocket. Users can call the Active Halo GPS Tracking System from a web-enabled mobile or smartphone to talk directly to the person being monitored. Conversely the device’s SOS button allows the person being monitored to reach their designated emergency contacts. Their precise location is instantly generated along with a detailed map, and 2-way voice communications. With Active Halo GPS users know with certainty their loved ones are safe, and that they can be there immediately in an emergency.

Since its 1996 inception, AMBER Alert is responsible for the safe return of 591 children. According to public records, cases of missing children involving AMBER Alert, are quickly resolved.

“Both ActiveForever and Amber Alert recognize how effectively this technology can assist in responding to adult emergency situations, business travelers, extreme or “off-trail” athletic activities, as well as the case of employers wanting to monitor the safety and productivity of their employees in the field,” says ActiveForever CEO, Erika Feinberg. “This is a very exciting launch for active adults, employers and the healthcare marketplace.”

Put simply, AMBER Alert saves lives and offers true peace of mind. Their state-of-the art GPS Tracking system has become the national standard by which missing children, and now active adults, seniors and field employees can be kept safe and productive as they engage in their usual activities. ActiveForever is thrilled to offer this level of tracking, reporting and protection at such a reasonable cost.

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The Active Halo GPS reports on a 5-minute interval which keeps track of a person’s whereabouts automatically. It provides the user with a visual trace of the tracked person’s location(s) during any given timeframe.

The Active Halo GPS Tracking System and accessories are available from ActiveForever. To learn more, for a demonstration, or to place an order, please visit: http://www.activeforever.com/active-halo-gpstracking-system

About ActiveForever:
ActiveForever is a fully integrated sales, marketing, warehousing and fulfillment services agency. It is a multi-channel merchant with print product catalogs for staff and patient education, retail showrooms with education centers, a warehouse/distribution services center and one of the nation’s top ranked eCommerce websites.

ActiveForever offers the best choices in medical products, e-low vision devices/assistive technology, athletic performance and rehabilitation/healing devices, home-care equipment, travel, productivity and safety products for the home and workplace.

Print Healthcare Innovations catalogs are free for care providers to share with their patients, therapists, athletes, employees, residents and caregivers anywhere in the country.

More information can be found at www.ActiveForever.com.

Uniband Resistance Bands for Enhanced Weight Lifting

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The Uniband Latex Free Resistance Bands from ActiveForever are excellent mobility/rehabilitation tools which can be used to enhance weight lifting and training exercises as well. Unibands are the only resistance bands made to withstand pool chemicals. They make a great and fun addition to any water aerobics session!

Unlike traditional weight training, in which the rate of exertion is lighter with the finishing motion, with Unibands, the resistance of the bands increases as they are stretched. Color-coded Unibands offer five different levels of resistance, from very light to very heavy.

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Uniband Latex Free Resistance Bands come with accessories to improve and enhance your strength training regimen! $75.99

The Uniband forces your muscles to speed up at the end of an exertion in order to overcome the resistance of the bands at the top of the movement. In this way muscles are really pushed to their capacity at a much greater rate than with regular weights. At the moment when traditional weights are lightening their load, the Unibands are really making those muscles work.This allows you to develop strength, tone and agility in all major muscle groups, as well as the minor groups that are normally neglected. When working out with resistance bands, the entire dynamic of the exercise is changed and enhanced.

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World’s Fastest Scooter!!

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Introducing the Worlds Fastest Electric Mobility Scooter!

 Are you competitive? Do you like to Go Fast?….. Really Fast?

Let’s face it even though your body is slowing down your mind is still racing. Your competitive spirit will not be denied. That’s why at ActiveForever we recommend the eWheels EW-36 for those who still like to lead the pack.  The EW-36 is one of the World’s fastest mobility scooters.
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You can purchase the world’s fastest production 3 wheel mobility scooter. It will even arrive to your house ride ready!  No complicated assembly instructions.  Just uncrate this speed demon and you are on your way.

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Inversion Physical Therapy for Chronic Back Pain

ActiveForever-logoThe Health Mark Promax Inversion Table is a top-seller from ActiveForever and it’s no wonder. The health and fitness benefits are nothing short of miraculous.

There is a reason why the terms “backbone” and “spine” are often used to convey a sense of foundational importance. Back pain can bring a person to his knees, literally. This is why the ProMax Inversion Table, with its truly comprehensive spinal decompression therapy system, has had such success with fitness and physical therapy professionals.

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The Health Mark Promax Inversion Table offers 6 angles and 180 degrees of professional spinal decompression therapy. $744.43

The Promax Inversion Table provides non-surgical relief for those suffering from chronic back pain such as a disc bulge, disc herniation, Sciatica, spinal stenosis, and isthmic and degenerative Spondylolisthesis.

Users benefit from unbeatable comfort with thigh, ankle and knee supports as well as a firm padded back and dual use headrests. Featuring 180° of inversion as well as six integrated preset inversion angles, this state of the art inversion machine delivers unmatched control and support.

5 Star Consumer Rated TranquilEyes For Dry and Red Eyes

ActiveForever-logoThe TranquilEyes Chronic Dry Eye Hydrating Therapy Kit as featured on “The Doctors” TV Show is the #1 solution for dry eyes.

The eyes are the windows to the soul and as everyone knows there is nothing worse than peering through dry, damaged and neglected damaged windows. You should not have to live with that.

The TranquilEyes Hydrating Therapy Kit is THE go-to solution for chronic dry and red eyes. The Chronic Dry Eye Hydrating goggles work by moisturizing the sensitive skin around the eyes and simulating natural tears so your eyes look and feel amazing.

TranquilEyes Dry Eye Hydrating Therapy Kit

The TranquilEyes Dry Eye Hydrating Therapy Kit from Eye Eco is a top-selling, 5 star, consumer rated product! It works!! Right now it’s only $53.95 You save 46%!

The following is a *rave* review for TranquilEyes from an actual customer named Elaine. She gave TranquilEyes FIVE STARS:

Dear Brad, use of Tranquilizeyes  goggles has kept me from having the RED red eyes, lids and eyes, that I’ve had for 12 years. 12 years ago I had a sever attack of Shingles in my eye, and I’ve had pain ever since. So I thought that my red eyes were just one more thing that I had to live with. Terrible pain in the morning with those red eyes, because my eyelashes grow inward and scratch my cornea. I have to sleep with a contact in my eye because of the scratches – but the contact would dry out because I also sleep with my eye opened. Now, in the morning, I am pain free. You can see how I went round and round with my symptoms.   Now with moist eye protection all night, my eyes are still moist in the morning. The redness is starting to go away also.
My Doctor suggested Tranquilize goggles for me.
I can’t wait to thank him.
Thanks to you VERY helpful people at activeforever also, because after I had placed my order, a lovely girl called and said that if I had sensitive skin, I should order the goggle that is not covered with fabric. She handled the exchange for me, and she was right…I would not have been able to stand the fabric.
I have just ordered a pair (sensitive eyes and skin) for one of my daughters who will be visiting next week. She will love them. Especially since she lives in California and I am in Florida and the sun comes in the windows of my guest room too too early for her … and she also has sensitive eyes.
Thank you for writing, Brad.
Have a good life, Elaine.

Brondell Swash Ecoseat: Enhanced Toilet Seat with Eco-Friendly Bidet

ActiveForever-logoThe scholarly physician and writer Thomas Fuller once said, “We never know the worth of water ’til the well is dry.”

Fortunately, with environmentally sound products such as the Brondell Swash Ecoseat 100 Toilet Seat we might never have to experience a dry well.

The Brondell Swash Ecoseat from ActiveForever is the most efficient and environmentally friendly bidet available on the market. It harnesses pure water pressure for a cleansing experience that is as refreshing as it is eco-friendly. No electricity or batteries are required.

The hydro-powered, hygienic dual nozzle system is a perfect solution for homes with children, elderly people, or anyone who require some extra assistance when it comes to self-cleansing.

The Brondell Swash EcoSeat 100 Toilet Seat is an innovative high tech toilet seat designed to provide a hygienic and thorough cleansing experience while saving energy and reducing waste. $179.00

 

Features include:


  • Posterior and feminine cool water washes
  • Hydro-powered hygienic dual nozzle system
  • Adjustable water pressure controls
  • Aerated wash spray
  • Stylish design and comfortable contoured seat
  • Sleek side control panel with jog dial
  • Gentle-closing seat and lid
  • Nano silver ceramic sterilizing wash
  • No electricity or batteries needed
  • One (1) year limited warranty

The Brondell Swash Ecoseat 100 is a practical and easy to use system that is just as easy to install as it is to use, meaning no costly plumbing installation bill. It installs directly onto your existing toilet in four simple steps:

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Tools Needed for Installation:


  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Universal Wrench (crescent wrench)
  • Measuring Tape

ActiveForever in the News for the Invacare Perfecto2

ActiveForever-logoIn an article posted by Ezra Klein last Thursday on Washington Post’s Wonkblog, the writer laments about the financial and otherwise pains of renting the Invacare Perfecto2 through his traditional insurance plan. Wishes he could buy it outright from ActiveForever!

He was diagnosed as needing oxygen therapy when he sleeps. But that’s not the worst part of the ordeal. The worst part occurs when he receives his bill and is monthly reminded of how much money he is being forced to waste. His insurance does not provide him the more affordable option of purchasing the equipment.

He writes:

For the same oxygen concentrator that I would be able to buy online for around $700 (my particular model is the Invacare Perfecto2 available online with free shipping from ActiveForever for $706.30 as of this afternoon), Apria charges $137.13 per month – I am charged a copay of 20%, or $27.42.  So far, over the past 7 years, they’ve gotten well over $10,000 out of me and my insurance companies (the price has increased some – when I first started, I was paying around $19 per month).

When I tried to talk to my insurance company about just buying the machine, I was told that it was against policy because renting it assured that someone would “monitor the equipment.”  Right.  Monitoring the equipment is apparently code for someone coming in twice a year to switch out a little 1 inch filter – at $1,645.56 per year, that’s over $800 per filter. (Yeah, I priced them too – $13.41 each.)

Invacare Perfecto2 5-Liter Oxygen Concentrator

The now-famous Invacare Perfecto2. The Perfecto2 is Invacare’s lightest, smallest, and most energy efficient home oxygen concentrator. $706.30. Plus free shipping.

Read the entire article here.

Happy OT Month!

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April is the month for Occupational Therapy!

In honor of OT Month, ActiveForever has chosen The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy as their Check-out Charity for the month of April.

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Don’t forget to give a donation to the AOTA upon check-out!


What Is Occupational Therapy?

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Source: AOTA 

Healthcare Innovations 20th Anniversary Edition Catalog

ActiveForever-logoActiveForever brings you the ever-popular, Healthcare Innovations Catalog, 20th Anniversary Edition! It’s filled with the highest-quality, most affordable, life-enhancing, feature-rich, medical devices and solutions.

Featured inside are the latest developments and innovations from UniBand, LaserTouchOne, eWheels, LaserGym, Health Mark, Sigvaris, Quasar, Plextalk and more!

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The catalogs are free, so order a quantity and pass them out to staff, friends, family and patients. Put the ingredients to a smart, healthy lifestyle right at their fingertips. We created this particular catalog with holiday gift-giving in mind. It’s full of all the fun and useful stuff people on any list are sure to love.

They also serve as a great Fund Raising Idea for Non-Profits, Associations, Philanthropic Patient Care Organizations! Leverage Our Catalogs As Win-Win Fund Raising Tool!

Click here to view a full-color PDF of the Healthcare Innovations 20th Anniversary Edition Catalog.

Congrats Cheryl Schnexsnayder!

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Loyal ActiveForever customer Cheryl Schnexsnayder welcomed a granddaughter into the world yesterday!!

She sent us this beautiful picture along with this nice message:

Thanks so much for all your help!  Really enjoying my scooter!  This is specially a WONDERFUL day! Today my 4th grandchild was born and I was able to go see her!!!!

We’re thrilled for you Cheryl!! Thanks for sharing!

Congrats Cheryl!

Congrats Cheryl!

News Coverage of ActiveForever’s “Special Tomato”

The Special Tomato Jogger Stroller from ActiveForever was mentioned in the Journal Review Online when it became the object of a fundraiser for Arianna Brady and her son Johnathan. The fundraiser was held at Creative Designs Hair Salon in early March.

Johnathan has no head control because of a condition he was born with called Lissencephaly. The Special Tomato product line is designed to provide head and body stability and support for special needs children.

The Special Tomato Jogger Stroller is a compact and lightweight pushchair designed for special needs children and their parents. $498.79

The following excerpt is from the article:

Almost nine months ago Johnathan was born with a rare brain disorder called Lissencephaly (which means he was born with a smooth brain), Microcephaly (abnormally small head), eye conditions, a seizure disorder and is hearing impaired like his mother, who wears cochlear implants to hear.

“Is that it? It seems like there’s a lot more,” Laurie says as we sit in Creative Designs Hair Salon, Arianna holding the sleeping Johnathan. “The doctors didn’t give him a very good chance of living.”

But he survived the birth, and his first four eye surgeries and countless check-ups. He’s survived the better part of a year and continues to grow. Johnathan weighs nearly 25 pounds now and is getting too heavy for Arianna to carry all the time.

Read the rest of the story here: Salon owner to hold fundraiser Saturday

February’s Charity Checkout: Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center!

Hi all! It’s February 1st and we all know what that means, right?

That’s right! It’s time to move on to February’s Charity Check-out recipient. ActiveForever is so excited to partner up with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in an effort to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders.

So be sure to make a purchase and give what you can upon check-out. It’s for a wonderful cause that affects as many as one million American men and women today. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) and Movement Disorders Clinic is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, and a wonderful resource for people with Parkinson’s and their families. The Center was established in 1997 by Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Walker, a Phoenix philanthropist, and Dr. Abraham Lieberman.

National Wear Red Day!

It’s National Wear Red Day! Not because it’s such a beautiful color, but rather because it’s a way to show support for the women who are taking action to protect their hearts and by extension, their lives!

They do this by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol. They maintain a healthy weight by getting regular exercise and they do not smoke. All of these actions taken together go a long way toward decreasing the risk of developing heart disease.

Are you at risk of developing heart disease? The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute helps you find out.

Together we are powerful. Let's unite and get to the heart of good health.

Putting “wellness” through the wringer

“Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.”

According to those who keep track of such things, this idea–which is true even today–was expressed long ago by a Latin poet named Marcus Valerius Martial. He was born March 1, 40 and died between 102 and 104 AD.

What do you think Martial was referring to exactly? What does it mean to be “well” or to have “wellness” in your life? It’s a bit of a nebulous idea, is it not? It’s one of those situations where it’s not so easy to describe, but very easy to know when you’ve got it… and when you don’t.

We believe Martial’s use of the all-encompassing “well” runs parallel with our belief in the importance of holistic, comprehensive methods of health care.

We prefer it when a physician takes a complete snapshot of their patient. He/she should ask a broad spectrum of questions and take at least the larger aspects of their patients’ lives into consideration before making a diagnosis.

At ActiveForever we apply this philosophy to our own everyday operations; from our relationships with our loyal customers to the range of different products we carry.

After all, people are puzzles. If just a single piece is missing or out of place, the whole picture is askew.

People are also unique. What makes one person tick can absolutely sink another, and so on. We can’t help but believe it’s wise to view the art of healing through a wide lens.

Do you agree?

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ActiveForever’s December Donation to Charity

cropped-cropped-icon.jpgAt ActiveForever we feel fortunate that we are able to give back to the people of our community—who we love and appreciate.

That’s why we were so excited last weekend when our own Patricka Fletcher presented Katie Wade, of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), with a check.

“The ceremony was very patriotic and jam packed full of AMAZING ladies,” Patricka said. “One elderly woman in particular talked about how she just went sky diving. Her only regret was forgetting to yell “Geronimo!” as she jumped from the airplane.”

L to R: Patricka Fletcher presenting Davette Bulloch of DAR, with a check.

L to R: ActiveForever’s Patricka Fletcher presenting Katie Wade of DAR, with a check.

The DAR is a lineage society that is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism.

Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for under-served children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.

Proceeds for the donation were collected through ActiveForever’s “Charity Check-out.” Each month, ActiveForever selects a new charity or nonprofit as the  program’s recipient.

The way it works is pretty simple: After making a product selection on the ActiveForever website, customers are informed about that month’s charity and invited to add a donation to their shopping cart total. ActiveForever presents the proceeds to the charity at the end of the month.

ActiveForever, founded in 1993, is the world’s first, and the nation’s top online resource for fitness, safety and medical supplies and innovations. Their prime objective is to improve the lives of their customers through their carefully selected, very affordable product lines.

Their Charity Check-out is part of their growing efforts to make a positive impact in the community.

ActiveForever is currently accepting donations throughout the month of January on behalf of United Blood Services.