Category Archives: Health

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.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Back Pain

The Core Laser Pro Exercise System by Laser Gym brings to us the future of advanced, therapeutic rehabilitation.

The Core Laser Pro is a revolutionary treatment system for the home, physical therapy office or rehab setting.

Core Laser Pro Exercise System by Laser Gym

The Laser Gym Core Laser Pro System is a therapeutic rehabilitation and training tool designed for physical therapy centers and other clinical settings. $599.99

Developed with support from leading physical therapists and physicians, it’s extremely effective for patients suffering from lower back pain.

The advanced, Class III laser therapy combined with the Core Laser belt, leads patients through a series of dynamic pelvic exercises all designed to address the causes of both chronic and acute back pain.

Clinicians and patients alike are able to monitor core movement in real time, allowing for significant and instantly track-able gains in motor control and core-power. The Neuro-Muscular connections formed by the combination of visual feedback and physical action, ensures results are both immediate and long lasting.

Each Pro system consists of two Core Laser Therapy Belts with travel bags, an institutional freestanding target that is specifically designed to accommodate a variety of patients, Tape Measure, Patient Progress Charting Material, instructional DVD and a premium carry case.

Core Laser Pro Exercise System by Laser Gym

Each Pro system consists of two Core Laser Therapy Belts with travel bags, an institutional freestanding target, Tape Measure, Patient Progress Charting Material, instructional DVD and a premium carry case.

 

 

LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator

A great deal of praise has been heaped upon this tiny little device and for good reason. As it’s name suggests, when it comes to oxygen concentrators, there are none more portable thank the Life Choice Portable Oxygen Concentrator from ActiveForever.

LifeChoice Portable Oxygen Concentrator. Now $3,995.00. That’s 20% off!

The most compact concentrator on the market, this unique machine combines reliable operation, unbeatable portability and function into one stylish, easy-to-carry package.

Whether it’s dancing, working, golfing, gardening, or playing with the grand kids, the LifeChoice oxygen concentrator will not get in the way. It’s perfect for travel too. The package and design are discreet and stylish. You’ll look, and feel perfectly natural as you breathe deep and easy with nothing but a little satchel by your side.

With the Life Choice Portable Oxygen Concentrator, oxygen therapy is just an afterthought.

 

Winning Winter Tips

What comes to mind when you think of healthy foods?

Green tea, broccoli, bran flakes? of course. But hot cocoa?

According to CNN.com Health, the rich sweet goodness in a cup is right up there when it comes to a winning winter diet. That’s some welcome news! Looks like we’re doing things right after all. So drink up, but you might want to hold off on the marshmallows… At ActiveForever, we’re always thinking about your health and ours, so thought we’d bring you this informational little blurb to start your day off right.

While we’ve got you in a health-oriented state of mind, be sure to check out our luxurious skin care products in honor of National Healthy Skin Month. There’s nothing like showing the harsh winter weather who’s boss by pampering your largest and arguably most precious organ this time of year. Women especially need to take heed as they have a thinner, drier dermis than that of their male counterparts. Barrier creams reinforce the skin’s natural shield and prevent precious moisture from exiting the skin’s surface.

‘Tis the season, so all of our winter products are moving fast, especially where attire is concerned. Our collection of heated and insulated clothing is material proof that you really can be stylish and comfortable at the same time.

Also, be sure to pick up your copy of our Essential Gifts catalog while supplies last!

Give the gift of health this season!

So, grab some walnuts, but just a few, (they are rich in fat,) the good fat, but still… and shop healthy!

ActiveForever and CMTA

Did you know that Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) currently affects roughly 115,000 Americans of all ages?

The hereditary, neurological disorder first diagnosed in 1886, is not life-threatening and almost never affects the brain. It does however, cause damage to the peripheral nerves. These nerves connect the brain and spinal cord to the muscles and sensory organs in our bodies. This neuropathy (nerve damage) causes muscles to become weak and deteriorate as well as a loss of sensation in the extremities.

The genetic causes of CMT were unknown as recently as 1991. As of now, scientists and physicians have helped to concretely identify 10 different genes linked to CMT. In all, there are a total of 30 genes in which abnormalities are thought to lead to CMT.

As part of their growing arsenal of partnerships, ActiveForever has joined forces with the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA). Together we advocate for the support, education and pursuit of a cure for those afflicted with CMT.

We invite you to learn more about this cause and find out ways in which you can become involved!

Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser

With how hectic life can get sometimes, it’s no wonder the Med-E-Lert Automatic Pill Dispenser is one of ActiveForever’s top selling items.

It’s not a supreme deluxe gadget with a lot of bells and whistles. It’s a simple, handy little tool. With all the issues that go along with a complicated medication plan however, it’s literally a life-saver.

The compact medication compliance device helps individuals and their caregivers easily and accurately monitor medication administration. It’s a wonderful device for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients, or people with visual, mental or auditory impairments. It’s easy to use and program, and is great for basically anyone who would simply appreciate a little help staying up with their medication schedule.

An alarm and blinking light lets the user know when it’s time for medication. It is fully customizable, allowing for up to 4 daily alerts. The risk of over-medication is all but eliminated. Busy caregivers attest to the freedom and peace of mind afforded them by such a reliable reminder.

The discreet, compact design, pleasing tones and easy customization make the Med-E-Lert Dispenser the best part about a daily medication regimen. It makes the whole process automatic, so people are free to focus on the things that really matter in life.

Med-E-Lert takes the stress out of medication

iGrow Laser Hair Rejuvenation System

There are a number of things that signify youth, health and beauty. Among them are glowing skin, bright clear eyes and  firm, smooth nails. Of all of these factors however, the state of your crowning glory is perhaps the most obvious. The impact that a full head of hair has on a person’s looks is undeniable.

The advanced iGrow Laser Hair Rejuvenation System

Is this fair? Of course not. What about those who take impeccable care of themselves but just happen to have genetics working against them?

At one time, they’d have been either out of luck or confined to a questionable looking toupee or wig.

At ActiveForever we are thrilled to report that the iGrow Laser Hair Rejuvenation System has leveled the playing field for the follically challenged. Their unique, patent-pending combination of LED lights and low-level lasers has earned iGrow media attention. The effectiveness of this popular system has been scientifically proven, and a number of happy, healthy-haired heads publicly swear by it.

It’s not a hand-held device, but rather goes on like a helmet, so complete scalp coverage is effortless. Follicles are fattened as you sit, read, catch up on your favorite show, work on your laptop, etc., The innovative iGrow is also iPod and MP3 compatible so you can listen to your favorite music during your 25 minute session a few times a week.

It incorporates 5 pre-programmed modes for a customized session to meet the needs of each man and woman. After 10 to 12 weeks of regular use (or as directed) users can expect to see thicker, fuller, healthier looking hair.

The iGrow is one of ActiveForever’s hottest selling items and now it is 31 percent off. Free ground shipping is included if you order now.

Users rave bout the ease and painlessness of the iGrow system, claiming that it doesn’t cause discomfort like other hair-growth treatments. Now, with such a low price, neither your scalp or your wallet will feel the burn.

This picture displays actual iGrow results.

Respironics Oxygen Concentrator for Safe Travel

 

The Respironics EverGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator looks just like luggage.

With the holiday season upon us, travel has once again moved to the forefront of many people’s minds and, with airline regulations the way they are it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the thought of travelling with oxygen. Fortunately, the Respironics EverGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator helps take some of the burden off of your shoulders to help you concentrate on all the other stresses of the holidays.

Retractable handlebars make it easy to take anywhere.

The EverGo is FAA approved for air travel and looks just like an ordinary carry-on luggage bag so getting through the airport is no problem whatsoever.  It’s 8 hour battery life, additional batteries, and easy to use touchscreen interface make it convenient and functional enough for even the longest of flights.  With a 1050 ml per minute capacity, this oxygen concentrator ensures that you can stay active and enjoy your time with your family all vacation long.

The holidays are known to be hectic, so why not take the hassle and expense of home oxygen delivery out of the equation?  This portable oxygen concentrator is lightweight and mobile while also providing the capacity to be used at home on a regular basis.  With the ability to be in use and charge simultaneously, plus an additional battery, oxygen concentration has never been so convenient and easy to use.

Combine it with the EverFlow Q Home Oxygen Concentrator for a complete oxygen therapy system.

Stay active this Holiday Season with the Respironics EverGo portable oxygen concentrator from ActiveForever today!

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