Foot Care Expert Says Walking Vacations the Perfect Opportunity for Seniors to Launch a Healthier Lifestyle

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Recent studies conducted by Duke Medical Center, the University of South Carolina and others have produced evidence that as little as thirty minutes a day of walking can improve metabolism, reduce the risk of stroke, and even lower the mortality risk for breast and prostate cancer. Carol J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation, a distributor of foot care products, says that for sedentary senior citizens, a walking vacation may be just the catalyst they need to develop a healthier lifestyle.

Recent studies conducted by Duke Medical Center, the University of South Carolina and others have produced evidence that as little as thirty minutes a day of walking can improve metabolism, reduce the risk of stroke, and even lower the mortality risk for breast and prostate cancer. Carol J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation, a distributor of foot care products, says that for sedentary senior citizens, a walking vacation may be just the catalyst they need to develop a healthier lifestyle.

Buck says, "Vacation is an excellent time to get exercise while having fun, but it can also be an opportunity to change habits so that walking or similar activity becomes a permanent lifestyle change. The key to exercise is simply making the commitment to do it."

For those middle-aged and older, walking for pleasure is experiencing a revival as an affordable, proven way to increase longevity and improve overall health. And, while issues related to foot care may not be high on the list of preparations for most travelers, they quickly become a concern after a long day of sight-seeing.

Podiatrists recommend preparing for a walking vacation by "training" feet first - start walking a little each day before a trip. Start slowly and rest if your feet start to hurt. Take at least two pairs of shoes for a walking trip, and alternate them. Also, check the pharmacy for foot care products to take on trips involving walking tours.

First and foremost - comfortable shoes are a must. Buck says, "Your feet become your best friend on a vacation because you usually do a lot more walking and physical activities. Be sure to take comfortable shoes and pre-test them in the store before buying new ones. Walk around the store at least 5 circuits to be SURE they are comfortable and the right size!"

In addition to conditioning and exercise, vacations provide extra time for pampering feet that have been neglected over the winter. How feet look in sandals or barefoot affects both self-confidence and care-free relaxation, but being self-conscious about your feet is usually avoidable.

For those too embarrassed by dry, cracked feet to bare them in sandals, acid-free, diabetic-friendly CalleX Ointment (http://www.callexointment.com) offers a fast-acting way to get them soft and smooth for summertime. CalleX Ointment quickly thins and softens hardened, thickened skin and removes dry, cracked or scaly buildup. CalleX Ointment is used and sold by podiatrists but can also be purchased in the foot care section of chain drugstores and mass retailers.

Free of potentially irritating acids, colorants, parabens and lanolin, the natural enzymes in CalleX exfoliate ONLY dry, hardened skin, leaving normal skin unaffected, as it moisturizes and rejuvenates dry, cracked heels.

Lightly fragranced with refreshing peppermint oil, CalleX Ointment is sold in a 1.75 oz. jar. With daily use, complete exfoliation and/or softening takes between 2 and 4 weeks.

For unsightly toenails, Xenna's patented, diabetic-friendly NonyX Nail Gel (http://www.nonyx.com).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.

Buck says, "Use your vacation to make a new habit of daily exercise. Think of ways you can take a small vacation every night when you return - be it a walk through the neighborhood, gardening or a bike ride through a nearby park or school campus. Focus on what is most FUN for you and your new exercise routine will be cemented as a healthy habit after just 21 days, according to some behavioral experts."

NonyX Nail Gel is money-back guaranteed, and can be purchased in the FOOT CARE section of Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Wal-Mart, Meijer, TARGET, Snyders, Longs, Duane Reade, ShopKo, Kerr Drug, Giant Eagle, HEB, Bruno's, Hannaford, many other grocery stores and most Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.

CalleX Dry Heel Ointment is also money-back guaranteed, and can be purchased in the FOOT CARE section at Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, most Wal-Mart Supercenters, TARGET, Snyders, Longs, Duane Reade, Kerr Drug, Giant Eagle, HEB, BI-LO, Bruno's, many other grocery stores and most Medicine Shoppe pharmacies.

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) or email customerservice@xenna.com. View their press page at http://www.xenna.com/info_pressreleases.html

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