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.
The 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.
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.
Let’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.
In 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.
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.)
Read the entire article here.
Former college basketball player Natalie Martinez has found a new obsession to replace her old one. As a consequence, the bulk of her time is now spent on a tennis court instead of the gym. This Albuquerque native was a child star and former three-time All-State basketball player at Rio Grande High before ending up with a college scholarship to play for the famed Kentucky Wildcats.
She’s been done with basketball for more than a decade now however and by now she has sunk the same dedication that made her a great baller into becoming a top tennis player. She’s been a quick study; going from 3.5 to 4.5 in just a few short years, and she’s given herself a heavy dose of competition to get her there. She’s a frequently player and fierce competitor in tournaments and leagues (17 League teams since 2005).
We chose Martinez as our March ActiveForever Member profile because it just seemed a natural fit. We recently caught up with her to hear about her transition from basketball to tennis and, of course to get her March Madness bracket picks. (Don’t worry, her bracket busted, just like ours.)
USTASW: It’s March Madness now and you have a great story as a former college basketball player coming into tennis. Was tennis just a whim after basketball was over? Tell us how you got started and how you ultimately found yourself in the game of tennis.
NM: After playing overseas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I was invited to training camp for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. When I didn’t make the team, I knew my professional basketball days were over. I had always wanted to try my hand at tennis. I grew up watching the Slams on television with my Mom Mary Ida, and my Dad Joe. I really enjoyed watching Agassi, Sampras, Graf, Sabatini, Capriati…I was told to go see Joe Felice at the Albuquerque Country Club in 2005-2006. He outfitted me in my first racquet and gave me my first lesson. I was hooked!
USTASW: Growing up playing basketball in Albuquerque, you ended up out in the Blue Grass State, and playing basketball for Kentucky – Big Blue! Talk a little about that. I’m sure playing Div. 1 college basketball and all those fun arenas was an incredible experience?
NM: Every kid who loves playing basketball has dreams and aspirations to play for a big time college basketball program. I was fortunate enough to have been recruited and signed by Kentucky. It was definitely a big decision to leave home and my family, but having the opportunity to play for the Big Blue Nation was something I couldn’t pass up. It is the best conference in the nation for women’s basketball (SEC) and playing on ESPN and in front of thousands of fans was definitely a GREAT experience for me.
Kentuckians bleed blue for basketball. Basketball is a way of life out there and the mens’ and womens’ programs are met with high expectations year-in and year-out to vie for the National Championship. I was very fortunate to be able to watch Rick Pitino’s & Tubby Smith’s Cats practice for four years and learn the game from watching. Tubby Smith’s Cat’s won the Championship in 98’ and boy did we celebrate! It was a great time to be a Wildcat!
For the rest of the story click here.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Classroom Emergency Lockdown Survival Kit Contents:
There’s been a great deal of buzz lately about the Mediterranean diet as a heart healthy diet, but is there any substance behind the rumors? Author of “Eat to Live” and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine, Joel Fuhrman, MD, thinks not.
Dr. Fuhrman is known to credit the observed benefits of the Mediterranean diet, not to the olive oil, but rather in spite of it, and instead notes the abundance of fruit, fish, beans, tomato sauce, salads, etc.,
Fat is fat is fat when it comes to losing weight. Weight loss is one of the greatest things a person can do for their heart and their health. While good fats like salmon, eggs and seeds do have significant health benefits, even they need to be used sparingly by those who are determined to shed extra bulk.
Any way you slice it, oil is pure, 100 percent fat. When a person is trying to lose weight, especially a person that is middle-age or older, that is simply too much.
Dr. Fuhrman’s daughter, Talia Fuhrman, an accomplished nutritionist in her own right, weighs in on the subject of the ominous oil:
“Some have proposed that extra virgin olive oil is heart healthy because it is rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols have antioxidant characteristics and studies show that they reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, all plant foods are rich in polyphenols and most deliver much more polyphenols (and far fewer calories) than olive oil.”
Then of course, there’s exercise. (It’s not called cardio for nothing after all.) Regular exercise is one of the best things a person can do to reduce cholesterol and improve heart health. It doesn’t have to be vigorous either:
“Experts recommend at least 30 minutes of exercise on most — if not all — days. Studies show that yoga and tai chi, an ancient Chinese exercise involving slow, relaxing movements, may lower blood pressure almost as well as moderate-intensity aerobic exercises.” Source: University of Maryland Medical Center
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.
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?
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.”
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.
The Thermotex Knee Infrared Heating Pad (below) provides safe, non-invasive and highly effective therapy and relief.
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.
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!
Chris Howard of Prescott, Arizona has been in the game for more than forty years, helping spread the love by teaching, playing and even writing about the sport for much of that time. Howard started his journey back as a pre-teen in Ohio and ended up in Arizona in 1976, taking a couple of teaching gigs in Phoenix for awhile before ultimately ending up in the Northern Arizona city of Prescott in 1985.
Howard’s been in the small Northern Arizona city ever since, and it’s been there where he has made his biggest mark in tennis, helping get the Prescott Racquet Club built, as well as being a strong grassroots activist and executive board member for the Prescott Area Tennis Association, as well as helping grow the game through the USPTA teaching organization.
However, the thing Howard might most be known for is serving as Prescott’s tennis voice. He has been the weekly tennis columnist the last couple of decades for the city’s daily paper – the Prescott Daily Courier, writing hundreds of columns that can range from local tennis goings-on in Prescott to the pro game to tennis etiquette dos and don’ts.
Howard has watched his little town blossom, and remains active on all fronts in the game. He recently spoke with USTA Southwest’s Jeff Sikes for this month’s ActiveForever Member Profile. Howard gave the USTA the scoop on how his journey with the sport began, what’s kept him around the sport so long, his role as a tennis media voice, and what his hometown of Prescott is doing to grow the game.
Read the original article in it’s entirety here.
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.
Well it’s not quite February yet, but we thought we’d get ahead of the curve and begin posting about Heart Health today!
Why? Well we just ran across this interesting article in the BBC today: Vegetarians ‘cut heart risk by 32%’. The piece outlines findings from a recent study which illustrates the role that Vegetarianism can play in promoting a stronger ticker.
It reads in part:
A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment as a result of heart disease.
Differences in cholesterol levels, blood pressure and body weight are thought to be behind the health boost.
Heart disease is a major blight in Western countries. It kills 94,000 people in the UK each year – more than any other disease, and 2.6 million people live with the condition.
The heart’s own blood supply becomes blocked up by fatty deposits in the arteries that nourish the heart muscle. It can cause angina or even lead to a heart attack if the blood vessels become completely blocked.
Dr Francesca Crowe said: “The main message is that diet is an important determinant of heart health, I’m not advocating that everyone eats a vegetarian diet.”
The results showed the vegetarians had lower blood pressure, lower levels of “bad” cholesterol and were more likely to have a healthy weight.
Tracy Parker, from the British Heart Foundation, said: “But remember, choosing the veggie option on the menu is not a shortcut to a healthy heart. After all, there are still plenty of foods suitable for vegetarians that are high in saturated fat and salt.”
The study was originally published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
The meal replacement shake is great for heart health because it’s nutritious, low in calories and provides a balance of quality whey protein, active enzymes, fiber, and other essential vitamins. It helps burn fat and maximize nutrient intake, preventing food cravings and overeating.
So you’re doing everything right. You’ve done the impossible and stayed true to your New Year’s resolutions.
You stick to your diet and remain ever mindful of what you eat; but somehow the weight loss just isn’t going as planned.
According to a new study published today in the International Journal of Obesity, when it comes to losing weight, the time you eat can have as much of an effect as what you eat. (Original article appears here.)
“We should start to consider meal timing in addition to calories and meal composition when thinking about weight loss.”
-Frank Scheer, senior author of the study, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
It’s definitely food for thought, and a welcome bit of news as far as we’re concerned. Who wants to put off that long-awaited lunch break anyway? After all, doing so is bad for your health!
The benefits of folic acid, or “folate” are numerous. So it’s unfortunate that such a large proportion of the population is deficient in this vital nutrient. Low levels of folic acid can lead to anemia, kidney and liver complications, etc., as well as an inability to absorb nutrients in general.
Folate enjoys wide consumption as a way to prevent certain types of cancers, heart issues, stroke, hearing and memory loss, gum infections, osteoporosis, depression and more. It’s been used as a treatment for alcoholism. Expectant mothers take it to prevent miscarriage and birth defects.
In a press release issued today, Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner, and owner of Vital Health, Inc. suggests “L-MethylFolate” to be the preferred form of folate ingestion due to long-standing absorption issues associated with other methods.
“L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF) is the predominate form of folate. L-5-MTHF is a reduced, metabolically active form of folate that occurs naturally in foods and is the primary form of folate found in the blood and tissues,” Griffin says in the report. “As a result, it is far more effective for people who have or are prone to a folic acid deficiency.”
Just as every rose has it’s thorn, so have there been reported downsides to adding folate to your vitamin regimen. Some studies have linked it to increasing the risk of developing certain types of cancer.
Contrary evidence released today sheds a ray of hope on the subject. A study, conducted by Stein Emil Vollset, MD, from the University of Bergen in Norway, receives analysis in this Health.com article.
“The study provides reassurance about the safety of folic acid intake, either from supplements or through fortification, when taken for up to five years,” study author Robert Clarke, from the University of Oxford, said in a journal news release.
As with everything of nutritional value, folic acid is found in an assortment of fruits and veggies. For the past 15 years, federal law has required carb manufacturers to add folic acid—a water soluble ‘B’ vitamin—to their products. These days everything from flour, and breads, to pastas, cereals, cookies and crackers is flush with folate.
Still, there simply is no substitute for the real thing. Not only is folate obtained via natural foods more efficiently absorbed, but the risks associated with supplement intake is nullified.
Naturally high Folate foods:
- Orange juice
- Tomato juice
The study reports that these days women who smoke are at a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than their predecessors. This is due to a growing parity in smoking habits among men and women over the years. Apparently today’s woman has come a long way baby as far as smoking younger and more often.
In fact, women have basically achieved equal opportunity when it comes to dying from smoke related diseases such as emphysema. If they continue on this tar and nicotine filled trajectory, they will surpass men… in a very unsavory way.
I don’t know about you, but I really don’t think this is the right way to go about achieving greater equality.