Category Archives: In the News

Aquacreek ADA compliant pool lift from ActiveForever

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Versatile ADA Pool Lift

The Revolution is our most versatile pool lift and can accommodate patrons up to 500lbs. The Revolution is the only lift offering multiple attachments such as; sling seat, wheelchair attachment, gurney attachment and a spine board attachment. With this level of versatility, this lift is ideal for medical centers, rehab facilities and YMCA’s.
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Revolution ADA Pool Lift

Standard equipment includes dual flip-up armrests, flip-up footrest, 22″ wide chair, 24V battery & charger, waterproof handset remote and a safety belt.

 Aquacreek ADA compliant pool lift wspineboard from ActiveForever

Revolution Lift with Spine Board

This lift can be purchased with an optional spine board for additional functionality. We also offer this with a head immobilizer and padded velcro straps. The flip-down clamps allow for quick release and re-attachment.

 Aquacreek ADA compliant pool lift wheelchair from ActiveForever

Revolution Lift with Wheelchair

The Revolution lift is available with a wheelchair that can be attached directly to the lift, we also offer a stretcher/gurney attachment for additional versatility.

Our larger rotate style lifts, such as the Revolution lift shown, are independently verified ADA compliant and rotate a full 360 degrees in either direction providing the benefit of multiple access points. We offer a complete line of 9 ADA compliant models to fit every need and every pool configuration.

The ADA swimming pool specialists at ActiveForever.com are very well-informed, and know how to get you to the best choices of compliant equipment at the best cost.  Ask@ActiveForever.com

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Are You Prepared for the Next Doce?

ActiveForever-logoIt’s an ancient old adage but it’s true. It’s much better to be safe than sorry. As evidenced by the ongoing, 7,000 acre plus ‘Doce’ wildfire in Northern Arizona, it’s impossible to predict when, where and how, disaster will strike. How will you respond?

Add the unpredictability of an aging national infrastructure and it becomes clear that it’s perfectly reasonable to want to take extra precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Here at ActiveForever we recognize this so we carry the very affordable and very well equipped, 25 Person Bulk Sturdy Metal First Aid Cabinet.

These deluxe, all-encompassing first aid kits carry the maximum amount of supplies appropriate to provide comfort and care for 10, 50, 75 and 100 injured, ill or endangered people. They are wall-mountable and easily transported. They are excellent for workplace health and safety and can be customized with your company logo!

Radnor Bulk First Aid Cabinet

The 25 person Bulk First Aid Cabinets are a great way to ensure health and safety in any circumstance. $32.11

Prescott Horses Need Your Help

ActiveForever-logoFor those of you who may not know, a vicious wildfire has burned through more than 7,000 acres near Prescott over the past few days according to the Prescott National Forest. The ‘Doce’ Fire has led to the evacuation of about 200 homes northwest of Prescott near the Granite Mountain Wilderness area.

Hundreds of evacuees have left their horses at the “Prescott Frontier Days” fairgrounds until they are able to return to their homes, which won’t be any time soon. The horses are currently without basic provisions and are in serious need of water receptacles, hay and alfalfa.

ActiveForever’s Patricka Fletcher has graciously donated 5 bails of alfalfa, which she purchased from Olsen’s Grain. Right now Olsen’s is not charging a delivery fee for those who would like to donate to the displaced horses of Prescott.

According to Patricka, (who grew up in Prescott,) alfalfa is the cheapest and the most nutritious option.

People who would like to donate can also call the American Red Cross. Every bit helps!

Prescott, the horses and ActiveForever Thanks you!!

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Verdict’s In: Baby Quasar PLUS = Greater Health, Glowing Skin

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Millions of customers can’t be wrong and they apparently agree. The 5-star consumer rated, scientifically tested and physician approved, Baby Quasar PLUS Red Light Therapy Device from ActiveForever is a wonderful investment for treating skin imperfections and obtaining a more youthful appearance and feel.

The use of cold therapy to treat a number of skin conditions, imperfections and ailments is completely safe and has a lengthy history dating back to the early twentieth century.

Baby Quasar PLUS

The Baby Quasar PLUS Red Light Therapy Device comes with a 5-year warranty, a $50 mail-in rebate and free shipping.

In 1903, Faroese-Danish scientist and physician Niels Finson was awarded the Nobel Prize in  Medicine and Physiology, “in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for medical science.”

American interest in light therapy waned however as they turned their attention toward antibiotics. Then in the 1990′s, NASA began experimenting with light therapy in order to maintain the health of long-term space flight crews. Their findings renewed American interest in light therapy. Today, we enjoy the benefits of “low level light therapy,” sometimes called “cold lasers,” such as the Baby Quasar PLUS. Devices such as these, have allowed light therapy to move away from medical offices to Estheticians, Day Spas, and non medical skin care facilities.

Today, light therapy has been shown in independent research worldwide to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissues and organisms. Both visible red and infrared light have been shown to promote at least 24 different positive changes at the cellular level. Clinically, there have been no recorded side effects in over 1,700 publications.

For more info: Light Therapy Course Book, Teacher’s Edition

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Body UP Evolution as featured on Channel NewsAsia

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The Body UP Evolution Patient Lift Transport from ActiveForever made quite a splash at the recent inaugural edition of Rehab Tech Asia – an International Exhibition & Conference on Assistive Technology, Integrated Care and Rehabilitation Engineering.

The Body UP Evolution all-in-one solution for patient mobility care is being hailed as an “innovation in rehabilitative care that can alleviate manpower crunch.”

In other words, both the patient and the caregiver greatly benefit from the power and versatility of this groundbreaking achievement in rehabilitation and assistive technology, the Body UP.

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Body UP Evolution for caregiver friendly, all-in-one mobility.

Caregivers Could Have Used Active Halo GPS

ActiveForever-logoIf the caregivers of a wandering 82-year-old Ohio woman had the Active Halo GPS monitoring system, they never would have lost her in the first place!

The elderly woman’s caregivers both had to work that day, so no one was able to stay home and look after her. They noticed she was missing when they returned home from work. With the help of the local media, the woman was found and reunited with her caregivers at around 10 p.m. Saturday night.

Similarly, Glen Edward Martin, a 78-year-old Phoenix man who went missing Thursday was found Saturday when he knocked on a door asking for help.

His adult children said Martin suffers from a cognitive impairment similar to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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5-star consumer rated Active Halo GPS unit with blue faceplate.

Active Halo GPS is the perfect tool to prevent this sort of thing from happening. It’s so affordable and allows you to effortlessly keep tabs on those in your care. Because even the best caregivers in the world can’t be there all the time.

The advanced, robust and customizable adult tracking and monitoring system, Active Halo GPS, is just the help caregivers need.

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ActiveForever and Laser Gym Present Core Laser Pro for Physical Therapy

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The Core Laser Pro Exercise System Offers a Solution for Lower Back Pain, Balance Training and Athletic Performance.

By Nicole Girard

Scottsdale, AZ, May 21, 2013– Responding to demand from physical therapists and chiropractors, Laser Gym has introduced a professional version of its Core Laser Exercise System. This is a revolutionary laser therapy device that relieves back pain, improves balance, flexibility and core strength by encouraging targeted hip gyrations.

“This institutional Core Laser design was motivated due to many requests from health care professionals for an adjustable unit to accommodate the various heights and body types of different patients,” says Laser Gym Executive Vice President Ryan Jeffrey. “Core Laser Pro requires minimal space and takes less than a minute to assemble.”

As with the original Core Laser Home, the professional version works through what Jeffrey calls “direct visual feedback” training. Using a laser attached to an adjustable belt, a user stands in front of a target and traces lines and patterns via dynamic pelvic tilts and twists. Patients see and feel improvement in their flexibility and strength with just eight minutes of practice. The system is available at ActiveForever for $199.00

The Core Laser Pro differs in that it allows health care professionals to quickly and easily adjust the target, providing greater efficiency while requiring less space in a clinical setting. The Core Laser Pro, which includes an adjustable, free-standing Pro Target and professional carrying case, is available at ActiveForever for $599.99.

“We’ve already received very positive responses from our individual users, and from the major rehabilitation specialists and athletic trainers who rely on us to bring them the most effective and credible treatment and conditioning ideas,” says ActiveForever CEO, Erika Feinberg. “The Laser Core line is a perfect fit for our offering and audience. The demonstration videos on our website sum it up nicely, and specialists ‘get it’ just by seeing it in action.”

ActiveForever will accommodate any health care provider organizations with a Core Laser Pro educational demonstration.

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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.

Ask@ActiveForever.com is available for quick, interactive product solution guidance.

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

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to book ActiveForever’s CEO for a speaking engagement: Please contact Media Relations directly at 1-800-377-8033 or Media@ActiveForever.com.

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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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.

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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.

Responder Protection in Attack, Emergency or Disaster

ActiveForever-logoLet’s face it. Things are not the way they used to be. We as a society live under the near-constant threat of attack. It seems that every day in the news we read about people suffering at the hands of a terrorist attack, shooting spree or record-breaking natural disaster. The list goes on and on.

Chances are, even if you are not a responder, you will be called upon to offer help in the form of CPR at some point. The MDI CPR Microshield Mask is a mouth barrier designed to protect administers, as well as recipients, of CPR.

The Microshield Mask from ActiveForever is a wonderful thing for responders and hospitals to include as part of their emergency arsenal of equipment. Its also ideal for individuals who just want to be prepared in case of emergency. It’s lightweight, compact and very easy to carry and store… just in case.

MDI CPR Microshield Mask

The MDI CPR Microshield Mask for CPR protection. Single pack: $8.99, Box of 10: $79.99 or Case of 50: $359.99

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.

Snore No More!

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There’s no buzz-kill quite that like of a strong, steady stream of snoring from the person lying next to you. In the case with more sonorous snores, vicinity isn’t even necessary. Your slumber can be spoiled from an entirely different room.

Individuals who suffer from snoring cause both themselves and their partners to lose vital sleep each night. Such sleep deprivation can lead to fatigue, daytime sleepiness and serious long-term health risks. Not to mention that chronic snoring is a patent menace to society and a known relationship killer.

It’s no wonder why searches like how to stop snoring and snoring remedies are so popular.

ActiveForever has a line of Snore Free products dedicated to restoring the lost art of restful, uninterrupted sleep.

The most popular by far is the Snore Free Now Kit. The patented, non-surgical oral appliance is specifically designed to effectively treat most cases of snoring, mild sleep apnea and teeth grinding. It’s hospital tested and clinically proven to be a safe, effective solution to prevent snoring.

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The Snore Free Now Kit from ActiveForever is extremely easy to use, comfortable to wear and can vastly improve your overall quality of sleep. $39.95

 

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

The (now-famous) Evolution Exercise Ball – as featured on Fox News

The Evolution Exercise Ball Chair is a high quality, easy-to-store, burst-resistant exercise device that strengthens the core. Recently it’s been making appearances in health-conscious offices all over the country.

And it’s no wonder.

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These Evolution exercise balls are not just a core-strengthening addition to any workout routine. They are healthy, back pain-soothing replacements for the standard old office chair.

As the user sits, they are constantly activating their core to maintain balance.

This enlivens and energizes the muscles around the spine, improving posture and treating the issues associated with back pain.

Evolution Chair Exercise Ball Chair. A 5 star, customer rated favorite from ActiveForever!

Evolution Chair Exercise Ball Chair. A 5 star, customer rated favorite from ActiveForever!

Emergency Preparedness Solution to Violence in Schools

As Arizona Sherriff Joe Arpaio and action movie veteran, Stephen Segal trained volunteers to defend Phoenix-area schools against gunmen, one thing was made clear. The threat of brutality against America’s children is an epidemic that demands immediate action. ActiveForever has answered the call with an affordable emergency survival kit.

The Classroom Emergency Lockdown Kit from ActiveForever is a must-have safety precaution for schools across the country. As a twenty-year leading advocate of health and safety, ActiveForever believes this survival kit should be standard equipment in each and every classroom. Therefore it is providing them at a more affordable price than its competitors. Read the press release.

“No matter what side you are on in regard to gun control and guns in schools, ActiveForever has a solution everyone should profoundly value; for the safety of our children, as well as the staff. These supplies can also help save lives for a variety of common emergencies that arise in schools of every type.” –ActiveForever CEO, Erika Feinberg

There are many different viewpoints coloring the controversial issue, however one commonality is the desire to keep children safe. While there may not be enough resources to equip every school with armed guards and firearms, ActiveForever believes the Classroom Lockdown Kit is a safe, sensible step in the right direction.

The Classroom Emergency Survival Kit is available from ActiveForever as a single unit or in cases of 50.

Classroom Emergency Lockdown Survival Kit Contents:


  • Item – Count
  • 4.225 oz. Pouches of Water – 30
  • 3600 Calorie Food Bar – 3
  • Portable Toilet – 1
  • Standard Roll of Toilet Paper – 1
  • Toilet Disinfectant – 2
  • Moist Towelettes – 100
  • Toilet Liners – 4
  • AM Radio w/Batteries – 1
  • Whistle – 1
  • 10 yd. Roll Duct Tape – 1
  • Large Mylar Blanket – 1

Weather Forecasts Call for Heavy Snow as “Q” Storms In

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February 20, 2013, Scottsdale, Ariz. snowfall from the vantage point of the ActiveForever balcony!

Judging by the snowfall in Scottsdale yesterday it’s safe to say winter isn’t over just yet. Weather forecasts predict some pretty significant storms across the country.

The following excerpts from “Huff Post Green:”

A powerful winter storm system moving through the central United States could bring up to a foot of snow to areas of the Plains and reach as far east as the Ohio Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

The Weather Channel has named the system winter storm “Q,” apparently after the New York City subway line, according to The New York Times. But as whimsical as the name might be, authorities aren’t taking winter storm Q lightly.

The STABILicers Heavy Duty Ice Cleats are a 5 star consumer rated product and they ship FREE.$44.95

Winter storm warnings were issued from Colorado to Illinois Wednesday as the system dumped snow in the Rockies and moved eastward. According to the Associated Press, hundreds of snow plows and salt spreaders were prepped in St. Louis Wednesday, well in advance of the storm…

AccuWeather forecasted snowfall totaling up to 24 inches for areas of the Plains, with snow and ice spanning a large part of the central U.S.

Are you prepared?

The Snow Joe Ultra 13.5 Amp Electric Snow Thrower is an “ActiveForever Approved” and 5 star consumer rated product. $220.35

Lady Gaga Could Benefit from some Far Infrared

Lady Gaga has cancelled her entire U.S. tour due to pains from Synovitis.

Medical tests revealed Gaga has a labral tear of the right hip. A hip labral tear involves the ring of soft elastic tissue, called the labrum, that follows the outside rim of the socket of the hip joint.

Often compared to lupus, Synovitis, also known as “Toxic Synovitis” is an inflammation within the hip joint. A diagnosis is obtained following an ultrasound or joint x-rays of the hip or blood tests.

What is going on in the body?


Synovitis is a non-traumatic hip pain, which means that it is not caused by an injury. Instead, pain is caused by swelling and inflammation in the hip. Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection such as a cold or flu.

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?


  • pain in one hip
  • a limp or inability to bear weight because of the hip pain
  • low grade fever at the beginning of the illness
  • knee and thigh pain on the affected side
  • often the infected person does not appear to be ill

What are the causes and risks of the disease?


While Synovitis often follows an upper respiratory infection, the exact cause is not clear, so there is no known prevention.

According to The Detroit News (and others) Lady Gaga released the following statement when announcing the initial cancellations: “I am completely devastated and heartsick. I’ve been hiding this injury and pain from my staff for a month, praying it would heal, but after last night’s performance I could not walk.”

Far Infrared therapy has been known to be especially effective in relieving pain from inflammation or irritation such as that caused by conditions like Synovitis or lupus.

What is Far Infrared Heat?


Far Infrared is a band of light that we perceive as heat. While we cannot see infrared heat, we can feel its effects. Infrared radiation, or radiant heat, represents over half of the energy emitted by the Sun and is divided into three segments: near, middle, and far.

Infrared rays heat our body by a process called conversion. Through conversion, far infrared heat can penetrate organic substances such as the human body without heating the air in between. By using far infrared heat as opposed to traditional heating methods, you enable the heat to penetrate deeper into your body without the skin discomfort of heating pads, hot towels, and some pain relief gels/creams.

Vivo Infrared Jade Sauna. Regularly $17,999.00, is available at ActiveForever at 24% off for $13,500.00. Shipping is FREE.

 

The Vivo Infrared Jade Sauna (right) is a new and wildly popular addition to the ActiveForever infrared product line. As with most of our Infrared products, shipping is FREE on each of these items.

 

 

 

 

 

The Infrared Portable Sauna is an “ActiveForever Approved” product. Regularly $3,499.99, is available at ActiveForever at 43% off  for $1,995.00. Shipping is FREE.

 

 

The Infrared Portable Sauna is a 5 Star Rated, ActiveForever product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thermotex Knee Infrared Heating Pad (below) provides safe, non-invasive and highly effective therapy and relief.

The Thermotex Knee Infrared Heating Pad is an “ActiveForever Approved” product. Regularly $199.00, is available at 15% off for $169.00. Shipping is FREE!

Nothing Says Love like Dark Chocolate

Holidays are full of traditions and Valentine’s Day is no different. No matter who you are, you have most likely been on the giving or receiving end of a box of chocolates on this most cherubic of days.

Fortunately, you and your valentine do not have to sacrifice health in the name of holiday celebration. Dark chocolate is actually good for you. It contains a higher level of beneficial, heart healthy, cocoa flavonoids than milk chocolate.

Image courtesy of m_bartosch at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image courtesy of m_bartosch at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

According to an abc news article published today, the dark chocolate trend is picking up steam. Dark chocolate sales broke records this year. When pressed for an explanation, experts point to the buzz in recent years about chocolate being good for the heart.

Some studies link high chocolate consumption with a “37 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, a 31 percent reduction in diabetes risk and a 29 percent reduction in stroke risk when compared to low chocolate consumption.”

Also, it is safe for all the lovers out there who are lactose intolerant.

So this year make sure the goodies inside that heart shaped box are actually good for the heart!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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.