Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) March 11, 2008
Walking is the number one exercise choice for seniors, but while many choose to walk at the mall or just around the neighborhood, studies done by researchers in the United States, Britain and Scandinavia indicate that additional anti-aging benefits can be had by doing "green" exercise - being exposed to nature and the outdoors while exercising. Also known as "eco-therapy," green exercise simply means doing something outdoors - preferably in a natural setting.
Carol J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com), a distributor of natural foot care products, says, "Whether 'green' or not, researchers say walking has significant anti-aging benefits, including weight loss, increased energy and an improved overall sense of well-being."
However, individual goals are the key to choosing the optimal form of walking exercise.
The July 10, 2001 issue of Family Circle magazine suggests two choices: "Beginner/Slower/Wellness walking" and "Advanced/Faster/Fitness Walking". But in either case, they advise:
- Don't let your neck jut forward when walking - keep you head directly over your torso.
- Keep your strides the distance of normal walking, even if you are moving faster than a regular walking pace.
- Beginner walkers should target for 1 mile every 24 minutes.
- Advanced walkers should target for 1 mile every 15 minutes.
Buck says, "Whatever style of walking you choose, it's one of many forms of exercise which put a focus on feet - not only how they feel, but how they look. After a winter in heavy shoes and boots, many people are embarrassed to find their feet looking unattractive - which is a good time to give them the attention they deserve."
Xenna has two personal foot care products, found in the foot care section of chain drugstores and mass retailers. Patented and natural, CalleX® Dry Heel Ointment and NonyX® Nail Gel contain natural ("green") formulations to address the stubborn problems of dry heels and discolored, thickened toenails.
Acid-free, diabetic-friendly CalleX Ointment (http://www.callexointment.com) thins and smoothes rough and hardened skin on soles and toes. It also exfoliates and moisturizes dry, cracked heels using natural enzymes that leave normal skin unaffected. Patented CalleX is used by podiatrists and has been shown in consumer studies to significantly reduce thick, dry, flaking skin within 15 to 30 days.
Another common problem for senior walkers is discolored or yellow toenails. For this embarrassing problem, many podiatrists recommend NonyX Nail Gel (http://www.nonyx.com). NonyX Gel exfoliates the dark, yellow or thick granular material called keratin debris, which can build up under nails over time. With regular use, the gel softens, breaks down and then clears out unattractive keratin debris under the nail 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.
Xenna's NonyX Gel and CalleX Ointment were developed and patented using formulations that focus on the exfoliation of excess keratin -- the protein contained in toenails, fingernails, hair and dry, hardened skin -- for a more attractive appearance. In addition to being natural, Xenna products are never tested on animals.
NonyX Nail Gel can now be purchased in the foot care section of Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Wal-Mart, Longs, TARGET, Duane Reade, HEB, BI-LO, Meijer, Giant Eagle grocery stores, ShopKo, Kerr Drug, Snyders and most Medicine Shoppes.
CalleX Ointment can now be purchased in the foot care section at Rite Aid, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, Duane Reade, Longs, Kerr Drug, HEB, Giant Eagle, Snyders, BI-LO and most Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.
Online, both are also available at http://www.xenna.com.
Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com) 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).