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or a home treadmill or exercise bike can give you a convenient way to work out inside. Get off the couch. Lift weights or stretch while watching your favorite TV show, or work up a sweat with an exercise DVD or video. Turn housework into a workout. For example, if your vacuum cleaner
cleaner, is especially good at sweeping mold and pollen particles from the air by catching them on an electrically charged plate. The type of air cleaner known as an ionizer produces electrically charged ions that bond to particles in the air and causes them to cling to walls, ceilings,
feel brushing the tongue daily leaves the mouth more refreshed. Floss at least once a day. Or, you can use an interdental cleaner, a special pick or brush you use between your teeth. Be gentle with your gums--don't force the floss or cleaner between your teeth. Replace your toothbrush
England (11 percent), the western coast (9 percent), New York and New Jersey coasts (7 percent), and the southeast (7 percent). States with the highest failure rates include: Ohio (35 percent), Alaska (24 percent) and Mississippi (21 percent). For cleaner water, try the Delmarva
at least 20 seconds using soap and water is best for cleaning cold viruses off your hands. If you don't have access to soap and water, consider carrying an alcohol-based hand cleaner with you. Use tissues, then toss them Don't stuff used tissues back in your pocket. Throw them away.
to the study. The second group was a diabetes support and education program. To evaluate mobility, the researchers asked the study volunteers how well they could perform certain activities, such as running, lifting heavy objects, pushing a vacuum cleaner, playing golf, climbing a
makes your feet swell and will change the fit. Try running or walking to the shoe store. Another trick: Go to the shoe store at the end of the day, because that's when your feet will be their largest from all the walking and standing you've done. Buying shoes Some fit tips from
will change the fit. Try running or walking to the shoe store. Another trick: Go to the shoe store at the end of the day, because that's when your feet will be their largest from all the walking and standing you've done. Buying shoes Some fit tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic
the end of the longest toe on your longer foot and the end of the shoe. If you have bunions, hammertoes, or other foot problems, ask a podiatrist (foot doctor) about the best shoe and walking routine for you. Foot care If you're a walker, you can maintain foot comfort and prevent
any physical activity. Alternate exercising different muscle groups and exercise every other day. Cool down properly after exercise or sports. Stretching exercises can improve the ability of muscles to contract and perform, reducing the risk for injury. Shoe support may correct
Keep a log with results and the date and time you tested, even if your glucose meter does this for you. Follow the instructions on how to appropriately clean your glucose meter, and avoid any harsh cleaners. Bring your meter with you to doctor's visits. Date Last Reviewed: 12/
getting sick. How to protect yourself The ALA offers the following tips for avoiding the common cold: Wash your hands often or use alcohol-based hand cleaners, particularly if someone in your home has a cold or when you've been in public places. The cold virus is transmitted by
cleaning products, power tools, fertilizers, weed killers, power yard equipment, sawdust, protruding wires, and chemicals pose potential hazards. In the home, wear goggles to prevent blindness from chemical splashes when using household cleaners. Also make sure to point spray nozzles
Online Source: Common Asthma Triggers, CDChttp://www.cdc.gov/asthma/triggers.html Online Source: Residential Air Cleaners (Second Edition): A Summary of Available Information, EPAhttp://www.epa.gov/iaq/pubs/residair.html
and upholstered furniture. Scrub mold off hard surfaces with a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water. If you use bleach to clean up mold: Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners. Mixing these products can produce dangerous, toxic
a salesclerk can help you choose a shoe that fits your foot type, can help prevent injuries. Common injuries The following injuries are common among runners: Achilles tendinitis. This injury is marked by dull or sharp pain along the back of the Achilles tendon, calf tightness,
a shoe that fits your foot type, can help prevent injuries. Common injuries The following injuries are common among runners: Achilles tendinitis. This injury is marked by dull or sharp pain along the back of the Achilles tendon, calf tightness, and early morning stiffness. Stretching
the most out of your workouts when you use cardio equipment. Before you buy a treadmill or any piece of equipment, stop to figure out what kind of exercise you enjoy. Simply lacing your shoes or sneakers properly, along with choosing a shoe that fits your foot correctly, can add
management is a growing concern in this country. Six out of every 10 Americans are overweight or obese. At any given time, millions of people are trying to lose weight. Each year, billions of dollars are spent on weight-loss products and services, from diet books to shoe inserts. Learn
management is a growing concern in this country. Six out of every 10 Americans are overweight or obese. At any given time, millions of people are trying to lose weight. Each year, billions of dollars are spent on weight-loss products and services, from diet books to shoe inserts. Learn
expense for walking, so don't cut corners on your shoe budget. Pay attention to your feet. Changes and/or pain in the feet and ankles are not normal and could indicate a serious foot ailment or circulatory problem. Walk on soft ground. With age, the natural shock absorbers ("fat
Start with your feet side-to-side and near each other. Jump over the rope and land with most of your weight on your left foot, lightly touching the toe of your right shoe to the floor behind your left foot. On the next jump, switch feet, and then keep alternating. Start with your
by jogging lightly again for four or five minutes and then gently stretching muscles that have tightened during exercise. The safety tip-off Prevent ankle sprains by wearing a well-made shoe that fits properly and has a firm heal counter or support. Prevent knee injuries by strengthening
at a gym or health club, play tennis or racquetball, or skate. Look for bags made of durable material. Small-zippered pockets are helpful for storing wallets, keys, glasses and other items. Lightweight snowshoes Anyone who walks in the spring, summer and fall can snow-shoe in the
and avoid injury. Shoes don’t have to be expensive, but they should have a flexible sole, solid heel support, and good shock absorption. Replace your shoes every 300-500 miles; just like tires on your car, shoes will wear out. Stay on track Warm up before you run, by walking for
to help you cover ground comfortably and avoid injury. Shoes don’t have to be expensive, but they should have a flexible sole, solid heel support, and good shock absorption. Replace your shoes every 300-500 miles; just like tires on your car, shoes will wear out. Stay on track Warm
Dry, scaling skin or inflammation of the skin may indicate athlete's foot. Blisters, corns and calluses are caused by friction, usually by shoes that do not fit properly or by wearing shoes without socks. Warts are caused by a virus that infects the skin. People with diabetes run a
one leg when you sit with legs crossed. Leave your work shoes in the office, and wear a pair of good, comfortable walking shoes on the street. Not only will you save wear and tear on your work shoes, but you'll also be able to walk more efficiently and with less risk of injury. Don't
up and pace while on the phone, or swing one leg when you sit with legs crossed. Leave your work shoes in the office, and wear a pair of good, comfortable walking shoes on the street. Not only will you save wear and tear on your work shoes, but you'll also be able to walk more efficiently
start an activity more slowly and leave more recovery time afterward. You should also make sure to: Invest in the right equipment Good shoes are particularly important. Buy shoes designed for your activity; look for running shoes if you jog, for instance. They should fit well,
Tools Obesity News High Heels Can Bring on Ingrown Toenails TUESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- High heels and other snug-fitting or pointed shoes are a leading cause of ingrown toenails, according to podiatrists. By putting constant pressure on the toes, the big toenails can
your buck. What it takes Jumping rope is a portable sport. All you need is a high-quality rope (average price $5 to $15) and supportive shoes. Court shoes, such as tennis or basketball shoes, have extra cushioning for the front half of your foot. If you jump rope properly, you're
rope is a portable sport. All you need is a high-quality rope (average price $5 to $15) and supportive shoes. Court shoes, such as tennis or basketball shoes, have extra cushioning for the front half of your foot. If you jump rope properly, you're spending all of your time up on the
at your local gym, or take a class. Check with your doctor about participating in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Look for sturdy athletic shoes with good support and rubber soles. Start slowly, and pay attention to how you feel. Expect some
presses and squats, and lift with a buddy, whenever possible. A. True B. False 4. It doesn't matter which type of shoes you wear. You didn't answer this question. You answered The correct answer is Wear good athletic shoes that provide firm floor traction. A. True B. False 5.
and slow down or take breaks as you need to. You can always increase the intensity as the workout progresses. Come prepared. Wear comfortable clothes, including padded bike shorts and low-top shoes with stiff midsoles, such as cross trainers or cycling shoes. Bring a water bottle
to look for any holes or worn areas. Replace if necessary. Do not use tubing on cement or asphalt, which can cause tears. Don't wear sandals or dress shoes while using tubing. Instead, don a sturdy, comfortable pair of athletic shoes. Secure tubing under a foot or anchor before
stand up and clasp your hands on your lower abdomen. Then, pull your abs up and in, away from your hands. Hold this position for 10 seconds. Relax and repeat up to five times.    Choose sensible shoes Wear good shoes that fit well. Don’t wear high heels or platforms for long,
knee to extend beyond the toes during a lunge or squat, for example, can put too much stress on the knee. Related to bad form is poor choice in shoes. Buy shoes that are designed for your particular workout and your foot. Not enough variety Too many people find a routine or physical
minutes at a time. When you feel comfortable, increase your walks to 11 minutes each. Over time, slowly increase the duration of your walks, giving your heart, lungs and legs a good workout. Buy a pair of comfortable walking shoes that offer good support. Be sure to replace shoes
always wear a safety harness. A partner on the other end of the rope is strapped in on the ground to keep any fall a short one. Climbing facilities will provide all the safety equipment and climbing shoes, although you may eventually want to buy the latter. Spin cycle If riding
pool rules: Exercise in navel- to chest-deep water. Keep your abdominal and gluteal muscles tight and your spine neutral, with your hips slightly forward and your back straight, but not arched. Wear water shoes for better traction and to protect your feet from rough pool surfaces.
and occasionally walkers. This is true even when precautions are taken. But many joggers can go their entire lives without injury, as long they warm up properly, purchase good running shoes, and find fairly even surfaces to run on. If you have osteoporosis or arthritis, talk with
stability and abdominal control. Exercise sessions are designed according to your individual flexibility and strength limitations. You can do Pilates on a mat or with specialized Pilates equipment at the gym. You don't need special clothing or shoes. Most exercises -- there are
may call up images of long, steep trails covered with pine needles. Yet hikes can be urban or woodsy, long or short, hard or easy. Beginners can start with short, level routes close to home. You will want to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated and walking shoes that fit well
a category to see a list of wellness articles in that category. Click 'Back to Intro' to return to the beginning of this section. Move to the Music: Dancing as Exercise Don’t like jogging in the park or swatting a tennis ball on the court? Slip on your dancing shoes instead for
sprain or strain may need surgery to repair the tear. How long it takes a sprain or strain to heal depends on how the severe the injury is. A moderate ankle sprain might need up to 6 weeks to heal; a severe sprain might need a year. A. True B. False 10. Wearing shoes that fit properly
which house has the loud, crabby dog, or what time of day a pool's lap lanes are crowded. Favorite things Jot down a route you'd like to run or walk again, or note a pair of really comfortable shoes. Online Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseaseshttp://
take a ballet, modern dance, or aerobic dance class. Consider these tips from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Always wear the right safety gear. If you bike, for example, wear a helmet. Wear the right shoes for each sport. Warm up before you work out. For instance,
pen to paper. Things to avoid Note which house has the loud, crabby dog, or what time of day a pool's lap lanes are crowded. Favorite things Jot down a route you'd like to run or walk again, or note a pair of really comfortable shoes. Online Source: National Institute of Diabetes
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