May is National Arthritis Month: Proper Exercise, Foot Care Improve Quality of Life

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To commence National Arthritis Awareness Month in May, the Arthritis Foundation is calling on Americans to get moving, hosting more than 200 Arthritis Walk events around the country. The message of its “Let’s Move Together” campaign is to raise awareness about the health benefits of exercise as part of preventing and treating arthritis.

To commence National Arthritis Awareness Month in May, the Arthritis Foundation is calling on Americans to get moving, hosting more than 200 Arthritis Walk events around the country. The message of its “Let’s Move Together” campaign is to raise awareness about the health benefits of exercise as part of preventing and treating arthritis.

Many people with arthritis are reluctant to exercise because of fear of hurting themselves or experiencing pain. However, experts agree that keeping active, such as regular walking exercise, is important to joint health and continued mobility.

Carol J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation, a distributor of topical footcare products, believes that proper footwear and care are also essential parts of any exercise program, to make sure that shoes are comfortable and feet are “happy.”

Taking care of both feet and joints while participating in a good exercise program, such as the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP) is the goal of the May campaign.

“Exercise takes a mental commitment,” says Buck. “Human nature being what it is, any excuse to skip a day - be it the weather or your feet - will be used. Habits take about 21 days to take hold in the brain. So the first 3 weeks of any exercise program are the hardest mentally. Once the new habit is formed, however, the reverse happens: Exercising is anticipated, effortless and even missed if a session is cancelled.”

According to Buck, another deterrent to regular or group exercise that is so important for seniors, especially those with arthritis, is embarrassment about the appearance of unattractive feet or toenails. "Proper foot care from heel to toe, makes adhering to exercise regimens easier because feet and toenails are no longer an embarrassment on the exercise floor, on beach walks in sandals or at the pool for water aerobics," she says.

Xenna’s diabetic-friendly foot care products make feet look their best and are distributed nationwide through chain drugstores, grocery and mass retailers, including such chains as Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid and others.

Used by many podiatrists, but also found in the foot care section of chain drugstores and mass retailers, is Xenna’s CalleX® Exfoliating Dry Heel Ointment (http://www.callexointment.com) . It contains patented natural enzymes, rather than acids, to exfoliate dry, rough and scaly skin on heels, soles and toes as it hydrates the skin with a moisture-barrier base. No scraping is needed for a soft, smooth heel in about two weeks.

Diabetic-friendly, CalleX Ointment’s unique, natural enzyme formula breaks down and exfoliates only the dry, dead top layer of flakes or scales that contribute to the look and feel of rough-to-the-touch, unsightly feet. It also has a refreshing peppermint scent (from natural peppermint oil) that keeps unwanted foot odor at bay.

For toenails that are yellow or discolored, Xenna's natural foot care line offers NonyX® Nail Gel (http://www.nonyx.com) .

All natural NonyX Nail Gel improves the appearance of unsightly toenails by breaking down keratin debris, the yellowish granular buildup under toenails that makes them discolored or dark.

Over time, toenails become clear and healthy-looking with continuous use as keratin debris is softened, exfoliated and scraped away using a manicure tool.

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

“It’s clear that making a commitment to an appropriate exercise program and proper foot care will pay big dividends,” Buck concludes.

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.

$5 and $4 rebate coupons for NonyX Nail Gel and CalleX Ointment are available at http://www.xenna.com/xenna_coupons.html. 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, Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid (larger stores), Duane Reade, Kinney Drugs, Kerr Drug, HEB, Publix, many Medicine Shoppes, ShopKo, Harris Teeter and online at http://www.drugstore.com and http://www.xenna.com .

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

Free shipping is currently available when ordering directly from 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 visit http://www.xenna.com or call 800-368-6003 (business hours, Mon-Friday Eastern Time).

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