Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) August 25, 2005
The sport of bowling has existed in one form or another for centuries and is enjoyed by 95 million people in over ninety countries worldwide.
It's the number one participation sport in the United States, with 53 million people bowling at least once a year. One reason for its huge popularity is the fact that it's a recreation sport that can be enjoyed year round, day or night and regardless of the weather. In America, it's recognized as the number one sport for family participation, and it's also a favorite of individuals with both physical and developmental disabilities.
Since bowling has no age, gender or physical limitations, it's a lifetime sport - one that anyone can enjoy during the course of their entire lives. However, as with any other sport, it requires watching out for injuries and taking care of your feet.
One "lifetimer" is Harry Lysy, a resident of Blandon, Pennsylvania, who participates in league bowling. Now in his seventies, Lysy started bowling in 1940, when he was nine years of age. He says he took to bowling like a duck takes to water, ending up his very first year at the National Bowling Championships in New York City. According to Lysy, "Bowling is very good exercise; it's a good way to stay in shape." He also points out that it's a good way for people to stay active socially, especially as they get older.
Bowling shoes designed specifically for the sport are an essential piece of equipment, providing stability and traction on surfaces that can vary widely between facilities. C. J. Buck is an expert on problems related to feet. CEO of Princeton, New Jersey-based Xenna Corporation, which distributes foot care products, Buck says, "Well-supported shoes made for specifically for the sport are critical, but so is the need for comfort."
Like all people who play sports, bowlers are at risk for developing overuse injuries and unattractive feet. Two products, NonyX® Nail Gel and CalleX® Dry Heel Ointment address the problems of yellow, discolored toenails and dry, cracked heels. Podiatrists recommend the natural enzymes found in acid-free CalleX Ointment for soft, supple heels. Newly patented, CalleX has been shown in consumer studies to significantly reduce thick, dry, flaking skin and cracking on soles and heels within 15 to 30 days. Acid-free, diabetic-friendly CalleX moisturizes dry, rough or flaky skin, and exfoliates and thins thickened areas, while leaving normal skin unaffected.
Patented NonyX® Nail Gel was developed to provide a solution to the problem of yellow, dark or discolored nails, a common problem for older bowlers. Buck says, "NonyX Gel is a topical, easy-to-use gel that breaks down and removes keratin debris - the discolored, yellow or thick granular buildup under nails which is 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, beginning after about four weeks. Once keratin debris is removed, NonyX Gel keeps nails looking clear and attractive with regular use."
According to Buck, "Bowling draws attention to how comfortable one is in one's shoes. There is a psychological need to feel very confident on the bowling lane, and the wrong shoes can make you feel uncertain about your form, causing you to lose confidence when you need it most. The same goes for your appearance overall. When some part of you is ugly or embarrassing, you just don't feel good about yourself. While others may or may not notice your flaw, you are aware of it and that's enough to jar your self-confidence. At Xenna we strive to make products that get rid of those embarrassing problems with easy-to-use, natural solutions."
NonyX Nail Gel can be purchased in the footcare section of Walgreens, Rite Aid, Longs, Drug Emporium, Brooks, Duane Reade and most Medicine Shoppe drugstores. You'll also find it at HEB, Roundy's and Brookshire grocery stores, through podiatric physicians, independent pharmacies and online at http://www.drugstore.com, http://www.FootSmart.com and http://www.xenna.com.
CalleX Dry Heel Ointment is now available in the footcare section at Longs and most Medicine Shoppe pharmacies, as well as from podiatric physicians and online at http://www.drugstore.com and http://www.xenna.com. To view clinical photos, click on http://www.xenna.com.