To Keep Mom Or Dad Mobile Consider Renting An Electric Wheelchair

Everyone wants to keep their loved ones happy and healthy, and when trouble strikes, everyone wants to make sure the recovery process is comfortable. Today there are more patients receiving home care than ever before. With over 1.5 million patients receiving this type of care, there is hardly anyone who has not been affected by a loved one in need of home care. Keep in mind that your loved one doesn’t want to give up their mobility even during times of illness or injury and the good news is that with an electric wheelchair rental, they won’t have to. You have the option to rent or purchase home medical equipment, depending on the care and how long your loved one will need the personal care.

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When 24 hour care is required, there is a great demand for home medical supplies and the customer care that should come with it. An online medical supply provider can provide services such as medical supply sales, hospital bed delivery, electric wheelchair rental, and even personalized guidance. With products that are affordable and delivered to your loved one’s home, it’s never been easier to help care for them. Your loved one is going through a life changing event and you want their recovery to be as easy as possible. With so many options in the market, it pays to do some research before deciding on a home medical service provider. In Miami alone, there are dozens of providers to choose from, so how will you find one that can meet your unique needs?

First, when choosing a provider, it pays to keep in mind that they should deliver free to your home by a trained professional who considers the customers time extremely important. They should show you how to properly use the equipment and be prepared to answer any questions. The costs that are associated with acquiring a home hospital bed aren’t something to easily shrug off. This is why a top notch home health care provider like Mediplus Mobility will provide free delivery and offer a free explanation of how to operate all equipment that is delivered. This small service can actually save you hundreds of dollars and it will ensure that you and the patient are fully schooled in the workings of each device. One of the easiest ways to keep your home health care expenses down is by utilizing a company that offers free home delivery by a professional. Your loved one can focus on getting better when your mobility provider offers excellent customer service, and removes any doubts you may have.

Next, you’ll need to find an online medical supply provider that can offer you personalized service and allow you to ask questions. Miami’s Mediplus Mobility, for example, has a free support phone line, and also offers testimonials on their website so that you can verify their claims.The home health care process can be confusing, and it makes a huge difference having a home care concierge to help you prepare a home for a health care patient.

Mobility should be a freedom for everyone regardless of age, health, disability, or financial situation. A reliable electricwheelchair can give a patient the freedom to move around on their own, to visit a neighbor or the corner store. It can be hard for someone who has always been independent to have to depend on others for such simple tasks. A home hospital bed or an electric mobility wheelchair can mean all the difference in the world.

Whether it’s temporary or a permanent change, your loved one deserves their freedom and mobility. Visit Mediplusmobility.com/homecare-products.html and browse the latest stock of electric wheelchairs, knee walkers, mobility scooters, and all manner of homecare products available for your loved one. No matter what age, ability or financial needs, having mobility allows them to recover in comfort, ease, and happiness.

Look Great In A Bikini Again

Look Great In A Bikini Again

In your twenties, you wore your favourite string bikini every chance you got. Now in your fifties, you would never dream of wearing it again. Time, pregnancies, and illnesses have left their marks in your skin. Cellulite, stretch marks, and sagging skin are natural signs of aging, and they can make it difficult to bare it all; but you don’t have to cover up and hide away just because of these marks. There are body treatments that can improve the look of your skin, so you’re ready to wear a bikini again.

Untitled1 Whether you have loose or puckered skin on your face, neck, arms or abdomen, it isn’t a good look for anyone. Seeing it reflected in the mirror can be devastating to your self-esteem. To help improve the look of your skin and kick your self-consciousness out the window, you should look into skin tightening treatments. They’re greatest advantage is that they’re a non-invasive option to get the skin that you deserve without any of the complications that surgery would bring to the table. By using bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and optical energy power, medical professionals can provide virtually painless, quick treatments. As a result, these treatments require little downtime; and after 4-6 sessions, you’ll only require maintenance every 6 months to keep your noticeable tighter skin taut.

Of course, a specialized medical clinic can offer a variety of non-invasive treatments to help you look (and feel great) in your bikini again. When you book a consultation at a clinic like Skin Vitality, you’ll meet with a licensed professional who can understand your goals and develop an appropriate course of action. They want to provide you with the most amount of information, so you’re informed about all possible treatments. After you consultation, you can check out their website, which is a veritable source of material. Even their blog (Skinvitality.ca/blog/) has a lot of helpful tips and news to aid you on your journey towards your better self.

With the right course of treatments, you can look great in your bikini again – and not just in your dreams. Don’t spend another summer feeling self-conscious about your body and the loose skin, cellulite, or stretch marks that you’ve gained over the years. Meeting with an experienced medical professional and start improving the look of your skin. Along the way, you’ll notice how great you feelas each time you look in the mirror you look a little bit better.

Seven Tips For A Healthier Skin

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A lot of therapists are offering their services as dermatologists. You can recognize a dermatologist by their education. A dermatologist needs to complete a medical degree at a university before receiving a specialized training in dermatology. Don’t hesitate to ask your dermatologist about their specification.

Facials may not be the answer to your problems

If you tend to have acne, rosacea or have sensitive skin, the facials offered by spas and beauty salons are not a good option for you. A study showed that facials could actually made breakouts worse in 80% of cases. You should receive a medical grade facial through your dermatologist if you need one.

Your diet is important

You are more than likely aware that sugar is not good for you. However, a lot of people do not realize how foods rich in sugar affect their complexion. Making bad nutritional choices can cause your skin to age a lot faster.

Stress is bad for your skin 

There are not a lot of studies about the connection between medication and healthy skin. However, high stress levels cause your system to produce higher levels of cortisol, which causes your skin to age. Getting your stress under control will prevent your skin from aging, for instance by meditating on a daily basis.

Get your moles checked 

It is crucial to get your moles checked by a dermatologist. Ideally, you should aim and think I want to meet a dermatologist near me at least once a year. You should also examine your skin yourself at least once a month to make sure your moles still look the same.

Choose products adapted to your skin 

A lot of people with sensitive skin choose rich and thick moisturizing creams to soothe their skin. It is important to choose products adapted to your skin type to get good results. You need to choose skin care products based on your skin conditions or your skin type. Ask a dermatologist for recommendations if you are not sure products are best for you.

Be patient 

Some patients want to start treatments for acne scarring before their acne has completely disappeared. However, it is best to wait for acne to be gone before treating acne scarring. Treating acne scarring too early could worsen acne lesions. A good dermatologist should be able to prescribe an efficient treatment for acne before treating scarring.

Aqueous creams can irritate 

Aqueous creams make good substitutes for soap but you should not leave these products on as moisturizers. Some patients try leaving these creams on to get rid of eczema or soothe sensitive skin. General practitioners and pharmacists often make the mistake to recommend that patients leave these creams on. However, most aqueous creams contain sodium lauryl sulphate, a foaming agent that can irritate the skin.

Stop using face wipes

You should not using facial wet wipes instead of soap to clean your skin. These wipes can be used while you are on the go and have no other option to clean your face. However, wipes do not clean your skin as well as soap and can irritate it.

Boxing: the hottest new workout for women?

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Everywhere we look around us, there is some sort of new diet or exercise fad that promises to shed the pounds within weeks. It seems we’ve tried everything from Beyonce’s Maple Syrup Diet to Chairacise, but now something has arrived which not only seems completely within the realms of possibility, but is also a great way to let off steam: boxing.

New beginnings

Without a doubt, boxing has come onto everybody’s radar in the recent months thanks to the forthcoming Mayweather Jr vs. Pacquiao fight, which will see millions of spectators betting and biting their nails on 2nd May. But far from being a sport which is primarily directed towards men, now, more and more women are choosing boxing to vent their frustrations and lose those extra pounds.

No one knows this better than the founders of Shadowbox, a new boxing studio which has just opened in New York’s Flatiron District. Daniel Glazer, founder of the club, said: “We’re going to try to bridge the gap between what’s great about the sport traditionally and bring it into the new century for women who want to be able to take a shower and blow-dry their hair and go to work afterward.”

Yes, it may be something of a boxing-ring-come-beauty-salon, but that is not to say that the regimes will not be hard work. Classes comprise shadow boxing with and without weights, heavy bag work with guided punch combinations and core and body weight exercises, all topped off with a few stretches. It particularly appeals to women, says Glazer, thanks to its lengthening and toning properties, rather than making its participants “bulk up.”

On the catwalk

Aesthetics are certainly an added benefit of this refreshing exercise, but it’s also having a substantial effect on the fashion circuit. Alexander Wang set the trend last autumn when he designed boxing gloves for his H&M collaboration. This in turn inspired Karl Lagerfield, who soon had models such as Cara Delevingne sporting lace-up boots and quilted bags in the latest campaign for Chanel. Louis Vuitton went one step further and even designed a full set of boxing accessories, retailing at an eye-watering $175,000.

It’s part of an altogether bigger ‘sportification’ trend which is currently taking the fashion world by storm for both men and women. Wei Koh, founder of The Rake Magazine, says: “There’s a blending of sportswear and formality like we’ve never seen. What’s apparent now is that we are looking for clothes that help us jump around the city, run around between meetings. It’s about comfort, technical ability and mobility.”

Of course, technical ability and mobility are two traits which any keen boxer possesses. With the new fitness trend, this is something which could be on the rise in the coming months for any New York resident looking for an exciting way of getting in shape.

The Eyes Are the Prize — How to Choose a Good Skin Cream

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With so many types of skin creams on the market, picking the right one is challenging. Generally, all good skin creams are able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles as well as fine lines and dark circles around your eyes. However, choosing the most effective skin cream will depend on your skin type, the ingredients and what your objectives are for using the product.

You can narrow down your choices if you know which issue you want to address. Some products can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sagging, such as anti wrinkle eye cream, while other creams are designed to go to work on those awful circles under your eyes and puffiness. Other products will tackle various skin issues, including reducing the appearance of lines, discoloration of the skin and general puffiness.

Day creams are generally applied in the morning or throughout the day as needed. They make your eyes look much better during the day. They’re effective in lessening the appearance of dark lines and puffiness around your eyes. A night cream is typically applied before bed and is used to repair and prevent skin damage during the night. There are also creams that provide extra moisture that are not marketed as either night or day creams. These non-specific creams are good choices for anyone with dry or flaky skin.

Each skin cream ingredient will have a different effect on your skin. Anti-wrinkle eye creams generally feature alcohol, caffeine, alpha-hydroxy acids, retinol, copper or vitamin C, which all firm the skin. Alcohol and caffeine dehydrate skin, making it look more taught, while the other ingredients stimulate collagen growth. Vitamin K, kojic acid and hydroquinone work to reduce the visible appearance of bruising and dark circles. Vitamin K works best to inhibit bruising, while kojic acid and hydroquinone are typically found in skin-lightening products. Products with SPF will also soften the impact of sun damage and protect you from the sun, which is especially helpful for sensitive skin around your eyes.

Various skin cream products are designed for specific skin types. Certain products are specially formulated for sensitive skin, which is important when using products around your eyes. You want to use a skin cream that doesn’t cause irritation or burning, so look for products that are labeled for sensitive skin or that are tested by ophthalmologists. For dry skin, look for a cream that both hydrates and protects.

The skin around your eyes is very sensitive. You need to take good care of it, especially because as you age the issues become more pronounced. Wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles and dry patches can materialize around your eyes without proper skin care. A good eye cream helps to prevent wrinkles and dark circles, making your eyes look brighter and more youthful in the process.

How to Apply Makeup

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Women use makeup to enhance their natural beauty. Following these instructions will help you will learn how to apply makeup for all occasions. Begin by washing your face. Use a gentle cleanser that does not dry out the skin. Follow up with a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type. Cover your clothing with a towel to protect it while you do your makeup application.

Concealer comes next

Even top models don’t have flawless skin.Concealer hides any blemishes or undereye circles. Select a color one shade lighter than your foundation. Using your ring finger, put dots of concealer over any blemishes and undereye circles. Blend it in with the tip of that finger or a makeup sponge. You can use either a liquid concealer or a solid type.

Foundation is the base

A liquid foundation that matches your skin tone exactly is the best choice. Start by putting it on in dots over the middle of your face. Use your fingertips or a makeup sponge to spread it out until it covers your entire face. The foundation will cover the concealer.

To keep the foundation in place, dust on loose or pressed powder in the same color with a brush or powder puff. You can take a compact with pressed powder with you for touchups later.

The eyes have it

There are several steps in how to apply makeup around the eyes. Start with the eyebrows. If they have been plucked excessively, you will need to create a browline using eyebrow pencil or powdered shadow. These products can also fill in any gaps in the natural brows. Eyebrow pencil can look harsh and unnatural unless used carefully. To apply powdered eyebrow shadow, use a hard slanted brush.

Eye shadow should coordinate with your eye color and your skin tones. Use dark eye shadow to line the edge of your upper eyelid, following along above the upper lashes. Medium colored eye shadow is placed above that and up to the crease of the eye. Light eye shadow goes from there to just under the eyebrow. For day wear, use matte colors. Gleaming or sparkling colors are more appropriate for evening.

Wet a cake eyeliner in a darker coordinating color to bring out the eyes more and apply it in a thin line on the bottom edge of the upper eyelid using a brush. If you wish the eyes to appear larger, apply the eyeliner only on the upper eyelid, extending the line about one-half inch beyond the corner of the eye. Women with large eyes or who prefer a more dramatic evening look may also apply eyeliner on the edge of the lower lid below the eyelashes. Make sure the lines are thin to avoid a raccoon appearance. Eyeliner pencil can be used instead of the cake eyeliner.

Mascara is the last step in the eye part of makeup application. Again, select a color based on your skin tone, using dark brown if you are fair and black for darker skin. Navy or plum can be used for evening, but are not really appropriate for work. Dip the applicator into the tube and gently wave it over the upper and lower lashes. Wait a few minutes for it to dry before applying a second coat. This will help avoid clumping. For evening, you may wish to use an eyelash curler to get a more exotic look, but be sure to do this before applying mascara.

Blush adds life

Blush comes in both powder and gel forms. Whichever you choose, apply it sparingly to avoid looking like a clown. Find the apples of your cheeks by smiling and then put the blush either on them or just below, whichever is more flattering to you.

Kissable lips

Pick a lipstick color that goes with both your skin tone and your outfit. Either apply it from the tube or use a lipstick brush as professional makeup artists do. Add lip liner around the edges of the lips after the lipstick has been applied. Make sure the lipliner color is a similar shade to the lipstick, as very dark lipliner with pale lipstick will look silly.

Be safe with your cosmetics

Cosmetics don’t last forever. They can become contaminated with bacteria, so to be safe they should be discarded once they get old. This is especially important for mascara which should not be kept longer than one year after it is first used. Avoid risking health problems by not sharing cosmetics with other people.

Now that you know how to apply makeup, why not practice before your next big event? By following these instructions, you’ll look great wherever you go.

The Importance of Staying Hydrated

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Summer is upon us and temperatures are rising. With the mercury in the thermometer climbing ever higher, it’s more important than ever to stay properly hydrated.

How Much Should I Drink?

The question of how much water that any particular person should drink has been the subject of much debate over the years. Some sources will say that everyone needs to drink eight 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Others claim that the proper amount of water to drink is the patient’s weight halved, in ounces. As a general rule, most people can stay properly hydrated by simply drinking when they are thirsty, as long as the drink of choice is water or 100% fruit juice. Other drinks, like soda or beer, can contribute to dehydration.

Who should Drink More Water?

There are always exceptions to every rule. There are people who will need to drink extra water in order to stay hydrated. Some medical conditions, such as fever, diarrhoea, and vomiting contribute to dehydration. The treatment of kidney stones can also require the patient to drink extra water. It is often said that women who are pregnant are eating for two, but they do also need to drink enough water for two. And of course, anyone who is outside for extended periods of time, exercises, or is trying to lose weight should drink extra water.

Why is Hydration Important?

Star Trek: The Next Generation best described the human body as “ugly bags of mostly water.” Proper hydration is essential for most body function. The human body is unable to work properly without water. Water is a primary component in blood, and without it, the heart has to pump even harder to move the blood throughout the body. Water is also used to transport waste and toxins away from the muscles. Dehydration, especially during exercise, can cause or exacerbate muscle cramps caused by the build-up of lactic acid.

What can Dehydration Cause?

Dehydration is a very unpleasant state to experience. Mild dehydration can cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, swollen tongue, and other moderate symptoms. In severe cases, these can progress to lethargy, rapid heart rate, heart palpitations, sunken eyes, delirium or coma. If left untreated, the condition can cause permanent brain damage, seizures, and even death. The human body can last 2 to 3 weeks without food, but only 2 to 3 days without water.

Can Dehydration Be Prevented?

Yes. Dehydration is a completely preventable condition. The easiest way to do that is to simply make sure that people drink when they are thirsty, and drink extra water or fluids when exercising, spending time outside, or when ill. Water fountains and water coolers are a good way to remind people to drink when they are exerting themselves. People are more likely to drink when there is something easily accessible like water coolers or fountains.

Summer is the best time of year to enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities. No matter what summertime activities bring people outside, it is important to stay hydrated.

What Is Acne And Who Gets Acne?

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Acne primarily occurs when the pores of our face get clogged with whiteheads, blackheads or lumps like cysts or nodules. Acne appears on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back and the upper arms. It is very common with teenagers but adults till the age of forty can be affected by acne. It is not at all hazardous to health but it creates blemishes on the body, which in turn is very irritating. Acne causes scarring which are often permanent.

Acne is not dependent upon race, ethnicity, color or sex. Nearly 100% of people belonging to the age group of twelve to seventeen suffer from the occasional blackhead, whitehead or pimple. Most of these young people are able to take care of this problem with some medications that can be had over the counter. For some the problem is serious and needs professional care. About 40% of adolescents and teenagers suffer from severe problems that require the assistance of a physician to be cured.

When does it start?

Acne hits between the ages of ten and thirteen. The condition persists for the next five to ten years. It normally disappears in the early twenties though it can stay till one is in their late twenties, thirties or even later than that. There have been cases when people start getting acne when they are well into adulthood.

Men or women?

There has been no concrete evidence to show whether men or women suffer more from acne. But young men are more prone to the different forms of acne than women. For men acne is far more severe and lasts really longer than women. Despite this men do not visit the dermatologist as often as they should.

Young women usually have acne that occurs intermittently. This is caused by hormonal changes that are associated with the menstrual cycle. Acne can also be caused by the use of cosmetics without understanding whether they are suitable to the particular skin type or not. These kinds of acne can happen to women who are well into their adulthood.

Where do they occur?

Acne can occur most commonly on the face but they also occur on the chest, back, shoulders, scalp, neck, upper arms and legs.

Impact

Acne may seem to be very trivial but you will be surprised to know that it does have an economic impact as well. Approximately a hundred million dollars a year are spent on non-prescriptive drugs that most teenagers buy to get rid of acne. This amount does not include the money spent on the cleansers and soaps that have been made for controlling acne. Besides this one needs to visit the dermatologist and buy the medicines that he has prescribed. This also needs money.

You have come to know that you are not the only one who is suffering from this problem. A careful skin-cleansing regimen needs to be followed to have a healthy skin.

If you want to know more about acne you should read the articles from www.sknclinics.co.uk blog pages. 

 

5 ways to avoid dry skin conditions

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Dry skin can occur as a result of various factors, such as cold, dry air or excessive bathing, but whatever the cause it is essentially down to an ability of the skin to retain moisture. If left untreated, dry skin can become aggravated, leading to dermatitis, eczema or similar conditions. However, the good news is that, while many people are more prone to dry skin and the conditions that can arise from it, there are several steps you can take to avoid the irritation, discomfort and unsightly effects that dry skin can cause. Here are five ways to avoid these problems.

1. Moisturise regularly

Daily moisturising is one of the top ways to prevent dry skin. There are many different types of moisturizers on the market, some of which are aimed at certain skin types or body areas. Thicker, richer moisturisers will generally be more effective at keeping the skin hydrated. These tend to be oil-based and are best applied while skin is still damp. Other moisturisers contain an oil and water mix, while others do not contain oil at all. These are less greasy and some people prefer them for this reason. Sanctuary Spa have a great range of moisturising products, including creams, souffles, body butters, lotions and serums to help combat and prevent dry skin conditions.

2. Check your moisturiser’s ingredients

As well as oil and water, you may want to check what other ingredients your moisturiser contains. Moisturisers all work by rehydrating the skin and helping to lock in moisture, but the different ingredients help to do this in different ways. Humectants are chemical components that attract moisture; examples are glycerin, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. Emollients plump out the areas between skin cells and even out skin texture; linoleic and linolenic acids are examples. Then there are the oils and ingredients such as lanolin that actively help to keep moisture sealed in. If you’re allergic to any of these ingredients be doubly sure to check the label before purchasing and using any product.

3. Avoid excessive bathing

You don’t have to stop washing, but be aware that excessive bathing and showering can strip the natural protective oils from your skin, leading to a greater susceptibility to dry skin. A ten minute daily shower is fine. And it’s not just the frequency of bathing that is important, but also the temperature. Avoid hot water which is more damaging to the natural oils and harsher on the skin, but stick to lukewarm to warm water where possible.

4. Avoid irritants and products that dry out the skin

Soaps are notorious when it comes to their ability to dry out the skin, and their use should really be minimised, especially if you already have dry skin. Moisturising bars and gentler soap-free bath and shower preparations can be used instead. Other products that it can be helpful to avoid are perfumed laundry detergents, while wool and similar materials can sometimes irritate the skin.

 

5. Use a light touch when drying and exfoliating

Exfoliating is great for the skin, helping to slough off those dead skin cells and leave it looking polished and rejuvenated. But it shouldn’t be done every day and always use products that are suitable for your skin type. Use sponges and loofahs lightly, taking care not to rub the skin too roughly. Bear this in mind, too, when towelling dry – experts generally recommend patting dry rather than rubbing.

 

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Picking the right oils can be a slippery slope

Now if you’re anything like me then you’ll know your way around the beauty sections of any department store. You know the differences and benefits of natural products and know what’s right for you.

Myself personally, I am a fan of Jojoba Oil, especially on my hair which seems to dry out quite quickly. But since I began using it a couple of years ago it’s definitely looking healthier – think about those women on all the shampoo adverts with their “luxurious” hair? Well I feel like one of them sometimes, and all without the celebrity beauticians and stylists!
However, did you know that Jojoba oil first appeared as an alternative to whale oil after the importation of whale oils was banned in the US in 1971? Nor did I, but since then it has been known to be a greater source for cosmetics than its prohibited predecessor.
Jojoba is one of the products you can use on your skin and on your hair so you won’t be dealing with a mess of bottles all over your dressers (see – tonnes of benefits)!

Of course everyone’s skin is different, and so is our hair. We all have different needs and want different results, and there are a lot of options out there so choice can be confusing. If you really want to find out what suits you then speak to an expert, in store, on the internet, on the phone… there is a lot of information available.
As a start, there’s an infographic below with some information about oils and natural products. Have a look and see what you might be wanting to look at for yourself!

The Oil Time Winners