In the United States, strokes kill more than 133,000 people each year and are the leading cause of long-term adult disability. It can happen to anyone at anytime regardless of age, race or sex.
Dedham, MA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, EasierLiving, an online shopping site and information resource dedicated to helping people of all ages live their best lives through simplified caregiving, launched its line of “It Only Takes a Minute Products,” which can be used quickly and easily to prevent a stroke for both you and your loved ones. In the United States, strokes kill more than 133,000 people each year and are the leading cause of long-term adult disability. It can happen to anyone at anytime regardless of age, race or sex. Luckily, there are proven preventative measures that can help – many of which take less than a minute to do.
Many people don’t realize that stroke prevention is following a heart-healthy lifestyle. Exercising, managing stress, regulating blood pressure, limiting alcohol, maintaining a healthy weight and eating a low-sodium, low-fat diet are paramount to stroke prevention. EasierLiving’s line of “It Only Takes a Minute Products” are designed to be used quickly and easily to help prevent a stroke and include:
- Talking Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors and Talking Arm Cuff Blood Pressure Monitors are ideal for quick, daily monitoring of blood pressure. Uncontrolled or chronically high blood pressure is one of the leading causes of strokes. In fact, people with high blood pressure are one-and-a-half times more likely to have a stroke compared to people with an optimal 120/80 reading.
- The Health-OX Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is a simple and fast way to check oxygen saturation and heart rate. Simply put, a stroke occurs when blood flow and oxygen are cut off from the brain. Oximeters are efficient, easy-to-use, accurate tools that let you know if your oxygen levels and heart rate are within a range of normal.
- CanDo® Pedal Exerciser is a portable lower and upper body exerciser that allows you to experience aerobic exercise anytime, anywhere. While this takes more than a minute, exercising for just 30 minutes a day can lower blood pressure and cholesterol and improve overall heart and blood vessel health.
“In less than a minute, your life and the lives of your family can change from a stroke,” said Eileen Michaels, vice president, e-Commerce, EaslierLiving. “According to the National Stroke Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable, so there is no excuse for not taking a minute or so each day to follow recommended practices to significantly reduce the risks. EasierLiving’s broad range of products, including our ‘It Just Takes a Minute’ line, are designed to help people live their best lives. With strokes on the rise in the U.S., it is on all of us to take proactive steps to reverse this trend.”
EasierLiving also provides a wide-range of rehabilitation and home healthcare products for stroke victims, including bathing and hygiene tools, bedroom safety, dining aids, speech and swallow therapy products and medication assistance. The company’s best-selling products include a weighted utensil holder to improve mealtime experiences, a weighted pen to steady shaking hands and a typing aid to ensure stroke victims can stay in touch and connected online.
EasierLiving is a one-stop online store and care information resource created to simplify life for the family caregiver. The company’s products and information promote self-respect by offering a broad line of superior home healthcare products for a wide range of health conditions that empower people to remain independent and live their best lives. The EasierLiving social media community also provides family caregivers with an opportunity to connect to real people who face similar circumstances for resources, up-to-date information and unwavering support. http://www.easierliving.com.