Xenna Foot Care Expert Offers Suggestions to Seniors to Prevent Falls

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Falls are a common health problem for seniors – in some cases leading to loss of independence. Xenna Corporation CEO Carol J. Buck says that along with exercise, paying attention to foot care becomes critical as we age.

Falls are a common health problem for seniors – in some cases leading to loss of independence. Xenna Corporation (http://www.xenna.com) CEO Carol J. Buck says that along with exercise, paying attention to feet and foot care becomes critical as we age.

Xenna distributes natural, diabetic-friendly foot care products nationwide through chain drugstores, grocery and mass retailers, and has an ongoing commitment to educating consumers about foot care issues.

Buck says, “A common cause of falls for seniors that’s often overlooked is wearing the wrong shoes. Shoes that fit poorly, have slippery soles, or have soles that are too thick and heavy present a hazard to seniors at risk of falling. Other culprits include flip-flops, wearing socks only and sandals that don’t provide enough stability for those with balance or mobility issues. Prevention often hinges on the ability to recognize hazards and make exercise and foot care top priorities.”

In addition to exercising to improve strength and balance, seniors should take precaution when walking in the following locations: parking lots, stairways (holding onto railings is a must), play-areas of children (where toys are often hard to see), icy sidewalks and open areas where grass can hide uneven ground.

“While paying attention to foot hazards in the environment is important for the well-being of seniors, they also often become embarrassed or depressed about the way their feet look,” says Buck.

"As we age there's an increased tendency to develop yellow, discolored toenails or rough, cracked heels. With restricted mobility and the wearing of slippers, feet are in plain view and a cause for embarrassment. Having unsightly feet definitely has an impact on self-esteem."

Products such as Xenna's natural, diabetic-friendly NonyX® Nail Gel and CalleX® Ointment are designed to be easy to use and solve the problems of dry, cracked feet and unsightly toenails with regular use.

Paraben and acid-free CalleX® Exfoliating Dry Heel Ointment exfoliates rough skin on feet and moisturizes dry, cracked heels. Formulated with natural exfoliating enzymes, patented CalleX Ointment is used by podiatrists.

CalleX has been shown in consumer studies to significantly soften, moisturize and reduce thickened skin areas and scales within 15 to 30 days. CalleX is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Callex-Exfoliating-Ointment/177971592235302?ref=ts.

Natural, diabetic-friendly NonyX Nail Gel addresses the problem of yellow, discolored or thick toenails by breaking down the cause of the problem -- keratin debris buildup. Topical and easy-to-use, NonyX Gel softens and breaks down keratin debris until it is soft enough to begin scraping out from under the nail -- usually after about four weeks of daily applications.

Overall nail appearance then improves in the months that follow, eventually resulting in toenails that are clear and healthy-looking. NonyX is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nonyx-Nail-Gel/126217594112519?ref=ts.

Both NonyX Gel and CalleX Ointment are diabetic-friendly and free of potentially irritating urea, salicylic acid, parabens, lanolin, preservatives, artificial fragrance and colorants.

Xenna Corporation has a commitment to the environment, as well as to the personal well-being of its customers. Manufactured in the USA, Xenna products are never tested on animals and they contain no animal byproducts.

“Proper foot care greatly impacts the well-being of seniors,” says Buck. “Not only do foot problems and improper footwear contribute to falls, unattractive feet affect self-esteem when foot care is neglected.”

$5 and $4 rebate coupons for NonyX Nail Gel and CalleX Ointment are available online at Xenna’s website. For special offers and product news, follow Xenna on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/xennacorp .

NonyX can be found in the footcare aisle at Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, Rite Aid (larger stores), Duane Reade, Kinney Drugs, HEB and Kerr Drug, Publix, many Medicine Shoppes, ShopKo, Harris Teeter, Hannaford, Sweetbay and online at http://www.drugstore.com and online through Xenna.

CalleX Ointment is available in the footcare aisle at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Kinney Drugs, Publix, many Medicine Shoppes, HEB, Kerr Drug, Stop & Shop and online at http://www.drugstore.com and online through Xenna.

About Xenna: 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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