Revealing Bare Feet in Yoga Class May Be Too Embarrassing for Some

Among the basic requirements for most yoga classes are loose-fitting clothing, a yoga mat and bare feet. However, for individuals with yellow, discolored toenails or rough, cracked heels - common problems among baby boomers - going barefoot may be so embarrassing they decide to forego yoga instruction altogether.

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Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) May 24, 2005

Millions of Americans are discovering yoga as a way to relieve stress, develop a stronger, flexible body and achieve a relaxed state of mind, body and spirit. First popularized in the 1960's, yoga waned in the 1970's in favor of aerobics, but its resurgence has been dramatic. There are yoga classes for babies and yoga vacations. Yoga classes specifically for seniors, for the disabled, for athletes, for dancers and for expectant mothers. Yoga clothes are chic. Companies have sprung up that offer yoga accessories, from non-slip mats to diamond pendants that say "Om." Among the many celebrities that practice the discipline are Nicholas Cage, Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow. It is now so mainstream that yoga DVD's are available at Wal-Mart and Target.

Baby boomers figure prominently among yoga devotees, having been the first generation to be exposed to it in the 1960's by celebrities like the Beatles. Now looking for ways to remain young, strong, healthy and mentally alert, baby boomers are returning to yoga in droves to obtain its anti-aging benefits, including cell oxygenation, increased joint mobility and reduced stress. C. J. Buck is CEO of Xenna Corporation in Princeton, New Jersey, a distributor of natural foot care products. A baby boomer, Buck says, "It's all about staying youthful, both physically and mentally, no matter what age you are."

Among the basic requirements for most yoga classes are loose-fitting clothing, a yoga mat and bare feet. However, for individuals with yellow, discolored toenails or rough, cracked heels - common problems among baby boomers - going barefoot may be so embarrassing they decide to forego yoga instruction altogether. Buck hears about the emotional impact of having unattractive feet on a daily basis, and notes, "Many individuals have contacted me about the frustration they face because of their embarrassment about how their feet look. They avoid swimming pools, the beach and wearing sandals because they simply don't want to bare their feet in public. Women can wear nail polish over yellow nails, but guys don't have this option. Having unsightly nails rules out flip-flops, hotel hot tubs and yoga classes."

Fortunately, there are new, natural ways to address the problem of ugly feet. Xenna's patented NonyX® Nail Gel was developed to provide a natural solution to the problem of yellow, dark or discolored nails. Buck says, "NonyX Gel is a topical, easy-to-use gel that breaks down and removes yellow, discolored or thick keratin debris buildup under nails - the actual source of nail discoloration. It softens keratin debris using natural ethanoic acid, and permits it to be scraped out from under the nail after about four weeks. Once keratin debris is removed, diabetic-friendly NonyX Gel keeps nails looking clear and attractive with regular use."

A recent clinical study confirmed NonyX Nail Gel significantly improves toenail color and clarity by exfoliating yellowing keratin debris from under the nail. To view a recent TV news release on use of NonyX Gel featuring podiatrist Dr. Bret Ribotsky's comments, go to http://easylink.playstream.com/networknewssource/nonyx/nonyx.wvx

Dry, flaky or cracked heels are another source of embarrassment which prevents many people from being comfortable with baring their feet in public. Acid-free CalleX® Dry Heel Ointment uses natural, fast-acting enzymes to exfoliate, thin and soften thick, flaky areas while it moisturizes dry, cracked heels. According to podiatrist David Tsui, "CalleX Ointment works very well. I have used it on my patients and on myself. You see a real difference in one week." A gentle rubbing action with a wet, soapy washcloth is sufficient to gradually exfoliate and thin thick, flaky skin areas. Used daily, diabetic-friendly CalleX moisturizes dry, cracked heels.

Buck says, "In the past, people just accepted aging and all that used to connote. Nowadays, keeping your feet attractive and youthful-looking is possible. It takes some time - months, in fact, -- but the pleasure of looking down and seeing a handsome or pretty foot is well worth it in the end."

NonyX Nail Gel can be purchased in the foot care section of Walgreen's, Rite Aid, Longs, Drug Emporium, Brooks and most Medicine Shoppe drugstores. You'll also find it at HEB and Brookshire grocery stores, through podiatric physicians, independent pharmacies and online at http://www.drugstore.com and http://www.xenna.com. CalleX Dry Heel Ointment is now available in the foot care section at Longs Drugs, from podiatric physicians and online at http://www.drugstore.com and http://www.xenna.com.

Xenna Corporation is a privately-held company which develops and distributes natural personal care products for skin, hair and nails.

Contact:
C. J. Buck
800-368-6003
Xenna Corporation

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