Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) October 24, 2007
According to the journal Obesity, when women over age 40 increased their activity by an average of 3,520 steps (just over 1 3/4 miles) throughout the day, they lost 5 pounds in a year without changing their eating habits. With Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner parties coming up, it's particularly important for weight-conscious walkers to keep up their regimen.
However, foot care expert C. J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com) says winter presents special challenges for the feet that have to carry all that weight.
Buck says, "For fitness and weight maintenance, it's critical to keep up with exercising through the winter months. Yet running and walking in cold weather can lead to cracked skin -- especially on heels. Whether feet are moderately or extremely dry, they need to be moisturized more often in the winter months when the humidity is lower."
The fact is that feet need more care in winter, not less. Winter is particularly hard on skin, feet and ankles because the combination of lower temperatures and reduced humidity extracts moisture directly from skin, almost doubling the incidence of dry skin in winter compared to summer.
For outdoor winter activities, it's important to keep feet dry, but moisturized. Xenna Corporation, a woman-owned company, offers innovative solutions to unattractive feet and toenails by focusing on the exfoliation of keratin - the protein contained in skin and nails. Its natural-based foot care products, NonyX® Nail Gel and CalleX® Ointment for Dry Cracked Heels are sold in major chain drugstores and mass retailers.
The UC Berkeley Wellness Letter recommends the use of a petrolatum based moisturizer such as Xenna's CalleX® Ointment, which also contains natural exfoliating enzymes for cracked or dry skin on the toes, soles and heels.
Acid-free and diabetic-friendly, patented CalleX Ointment moisturizes and rejuvenates dry, cracked heels, and has been shown in consumer studies to significantly reduce thickened skin areas within 15 to 30 days. CalleX Ointment is used by podiatrists and sold in pharmacies in the foot care section.
Buck says, "Another common problem for winter walkers is discolored or thick toenails. Xenna's patented NonyX® Nail Gel was developed to get at the cause of this discoloration and thickness, which is a granular substance called keratin debris. When it builds up under the nail it causes the nail to look yellow or gray."
NonyX Gel breaks down and softens keratin debris and within 3 or 4 weeks, the keratin debris is loose enough to begin scraping out from under the nail. With continued use overall nail appearance improves over time, resulting in nails that are clear and healthy-looking after 5 to 12 months. Once keratin debris is removed, NonyX Gel then keeps nails looking clear and attractive with periodic use.
NonyX Nail Gel can be purchased in the foot care section of Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Wal-Mart, Longs, TARGET, Eckerd Pharmacy, Brooks Pharmacy, Duane Reade, HEB, Bi-Lo and Giant Eagle grocery stores, Kerr Drug, Snyders and most Medicine Shoppes.
CalleX Ointment is sold at Rite Aid, Walgreens, Kerr Drug, HEB, Giant Eagle, Synders and Longs. Online, both are also available at http://www.xenna.com
Xenna Corporation is a privately-held, woman-owned company based in Princeton, NJ which develops and distributes natural personal care products for skin, hair and nails. To contact them call 800-368-6003 (business hours, Mon-Friday Eastern Time).
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