|March 6, 2014||Posted by admin under Happiness, Health, Uncategorized, Wellness|
Beat the winter blues! For some areas of the United States the cold and brutal winter of 2014 seems like it will never end. Along with the harsh weather and lack of sun, comes seasonal affective disorder. Learn more about season affective disorder and check out our home healthcare products, including our Outdoors-In Desk Lamp that can help battle this common form of depression!
|February 4, 2014||Blood Pressure, Food and Nutrition, Health, Stroke, Wellness|
February is Heart Health Awareness Month. Knowing the staggering statistics, it’s important to understand all the benefits of living a life that is heart healthy! One of the main components that promote a heart healthy lifestyle is the proper diet. While there are plenty of heart health products to support you, the foods in your…
|February 3, 2014||Blood Pressure, Health, Stroke, Wellness|
Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One out of every four deaths is directly related to heart health. Aside from the death rate, approximately 715,000 people suffer a heart attack and 795,000 suffer a stroke each year. This February, we honor Heart Health Month by raising awareness to the…
|January 24, 2014||Arthritis, Top Products, Uncategorized|
It’s a proven fact that arthritis pain worsens in the winter months. Simple heat treatments make a significant difference when it comes to arthritis pain. Long, warm showers or baths are quick fixes to ease stiffness in your joints. In addition, there are arthritis homecare products that use heat to minimize pain. If you are…
|January 22, 2014||Posted by admin under Arthritis, Caregiving|
Many forms of Arthritis pain are commonly known to flare up significantly during the winter months. According to the National Arthritis Foundation, studies have shown that heat is an effective solution. Normal stiff, tense, and sore muscles can be relaxed and relieved with a little heat, so joints affected by arthritis pain are no different. While heat relaxes the muscles affected by arthritis, it also stimulates blood flow and improves circulation, helps increases range of motion, and reduces stiffness in painful joints.
There a many home healthcare supplies that use heat to treat Arthritis. For those suffering from arthritis pain, it’s important that when using heat, you follow the proper procedures to maximize results, safety and comfort.
- Always keep your heat source at a comfortable temperature. Using the heat source at a extremely high temperature can be dangerous and cause burns.
- Never apply heat for longer than 20 minutes intervals
- Use a protective cloth between your skin and the source of heat.
- Don’t apply heat to an area that has an open wound or cut.
- Consult with your physician and caregiver on the best home healthcare products that use heat for your particular arthritis pain.
If you are suffering from chronic joint and muscle pain this winter, find the right arthritis homecare products that will work best for you. A little heat can go a long way in cooling down your arthritis pain!
|January 16, 2014||Posted by admin under Aging, Caregiving, Happiness, Health, Stress, Top Products, Uncategorized, Wellness|
Light effects individuals in two major ways: it enhances our vision and it regulates our bodies’ rhythms. These rhythms impact crucial cycles like sleeping. While January is the month with the highest rate of Seasonal Affective Disorder suffering, it is also National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Even though these two conditions could not be more different, the positive effects of proper lighting are equally important for both!
The simulation of natural sunlight, through home healthcare supplies like the Outdoors-In Desk Lamp, reduces symptoms of seasonal affective disorder, while also aiding those with low vision or glaucoma. This lamp specifically decreases fatigue and increases energy, as it serves as a method of light therapy during the winter months. Light therapy is the most common form of treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder. Aside from its light therapy functionality, the Outdoors-In Desk Lamp is also extremely beneficial for low vision use. The full spectrum supreme bulb and sun simulation reduces eyestrain, and glare. Due to it’s sleek design and size, it can be used in a variety of locations based on your purpose of use. Many caregivers use this with their loved ones at home, while other individuals use it as a lighting solution in their offices.
Whether you are trying to beat the winter blues, or need increased light due to low vision impairments, like glaucoma, this is an ideal solution and addition to your home healthcare supplies. For the month of January to honor National Glaucoma Awareness Month and support those suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, the Outdoors-In Desk Lamp will be on sale for only $99.99! Please visit EasierLiving.com to purchase the Outdoors-In Desk Lamp or to learn more about both Seasonal Affective Disorder and Glaucoma.
|January 10, 2014||Posted by admin under Aging, Caregiving, Disabilities, Health, Health News, Wellness|
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Glaucoma is an eye disease that eliminates a person’s sight suddenly, without any warning. The most common cases of Glaucoma dominantly affect the middle-aged and the elderly, but glaucoma can effect people of any age. Damage to the optic nerve is the main cause of the permanent vision loss. This nerve is solely responsible for carrying images from the eye to the brain.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma. Medication and surgery can slow or prevent further vision loss. Early detection is vital to stopping the progress of the disease, which is why annual eye exams are extremely important, as well as the use of appropriate low vision home healthcare supplies. Here are 10 facts ever caregiver should know about Glaucoma:
- 2.7 million people in the United States over age 40 have glaucoma
- The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030. (58% increase)
- The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million people worldwide are blind due to glaucoma.
- Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” because there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it’s permanent.
- Glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness.
- The best way to protect your sight from glaucoma is to get a comprehensive eye examination.
- Up to 40% of vision can be lost without a person even noticing.
- There are two common types of glaucoma: primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), and angle-closure glaucoma.
- African American and Latino populations, glaucoma is more prevalent. Glaucoma is 6 to 8 times more common in African Americans than Caucasians.
- If you suffer from low vision, or Glaucoma, you can take advantage of home healthcare supplies that will assist you in your daily life!
|January 9, 2014||Posted by admin under Caregiving, Happiness, Health, Health News, Stress, Top Products, Uncategorized, Wellness|
According to the National Alliance of Mental Health, “Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is characterized by recurrent episodes of depression, usually in late fall and winter, alternating with periods of normal or high mood the rest of the year.” Although a staggering 16% of the people in the United States suffer from SAD, it can be treated simply with the appropriate home healthcare supplies.
Light therapy, the therapeutic approach of sun light simulation has several recognized positive effects for individuals who suffer from SAD. Blood levels of the light-sensitive hormone melatonin, which may be abnormally high at certain times of day, are rapidly reduced by light therapy. Depending on when bright light is presented, the body’s internal clock, which controls body temperature, hormone secretion, and sleep patterns, increases when stimulated by light. This shift is the result of a positive response to light therapy for SAD.
Lamps that simulate natural sunlight are the most common method of light therapy. The Outdoors-In Desk Lamp (on sale this month for only $99.99) is a perfect addition to your home healthcare supplies! Due to it’s sleek design, this light therapy lamp works for both office and personal use, increasing your time and maximizing your results.
Light therapy can treat more than just SAD. The amount of light that reaches you from interior lighting is extremely less than natural sunlight. Because of this, during the winter, you are relying on electric light for a majority of your photons. Light therapy essential tricks your brain into thinking it’s actually summer during the winter months! Learn more about symptoms of SAD or to purchase the Outdoors-In Desk Lamp
|January 2, 2014||Posted by admin under Aging, Caregiving, Food and Nutrition, Happiness, Health, Health News, Prepare for Care, Sleep, Stress, Top Products, Wellness|
Are you struggling for energy during the winter months? Do the “Winter Blues” have you down? This may be a sign that you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a form of depression that is attributed to the lack of sunlight during the winter months. You are not alone! Every winter, nearly 15% of the population struggle with SAD. This winter we will continuously inform you on SAD and the home healthcare supplies that can decrease affects and eliminate the struggle!
- Immune System Weakness
- Lack of Energy
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Increased Weight Gain
- Unusual difficulty in social situations
Studies suggest that for individuals that suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, a lamp that simulates natural sunlight is the perfect addition to your home healthcare supplies.
The Outdoors-In Desk lamp is the ideal product! Because of it’s sun simulation, the fatigue associated with SAD is eliminated, while also decreasing glare and eye strain. It also uses a color-corrective lens that makes it ideal for color matching, photography, crafts and all normal activities. The full spectrum bulb (included) works perfectly to help with the Winter Blues. It is an ultra silent lamp, and produces minimal heat and energy compared to halogen lamps. If you’re looking to bring the summer sun into your home this winter, the Outdoors-In Desk Lamp is the way to go!