For Seniors or Elderly
I have mixed feelings about taking tests to see if I have the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease or some other age-related cognitive problem. The thought scares me to death - like most of you, probably. But rationally, I know it's best to learn about it early if you have it. This particular test, the Self-Administered Gerocognitive Exam (SAGE), was so readily available I couldn't not take it, especially if I wanted to share it with you....
.... Portable TENS gadgets have been produced for home use, but they still require dealing with the wires and pads that attach to your skin and that is an even bigger pain than the one in your back. So a smart company in Chattanooga, TN, Hollywog, has invented the first wireless TENS machine: the WiTouch.
Ever notice the posture of a horseback rider? Straight back, flat tummy.... Most folks don't realize that horseback riding is exercise, but sitting up straight while your body weight is shifting back and forth and up and down requires flexing and relaxing appropriate core muscles. The Compact Core Exerciser mimics the movements of horseback riding as well as its effects on your body.
One of least rewarding chores of female beautification is face and body hair removal. It's a boring activity, it can be painful, and it's fruitless because the hair always grows back in what seems like no time. Here's a great gadget from Hammacher Schlemmer called the Pinchless Electrolysis Hair Remover that claims it will remove all your unwanted hair once and for all. And, unlike expensive salon treatments, you can use it yourself at home.
Few of us today have time to do all the types of exercise we need to stay fit. Not only should aerobic exercise be an integral part of our daily routines, but strength training is also very important. Fitness experts advise you to focus your strength training on upper body or lower body, rotating them on different days and, further, on large muscle groups and small muscle groups. If you can't spend a few hours at the gym every day, here's at least one exercise machine that works several muscle groups and gives you an aerobic workout too: The Low Impact Fitness Trampoline.
Some of us never had very good posture, but we tend to slump even more as we age. Bad posture is not only unattractive, it can cause a variety of health problems - back pain, breathing problems, and fatique, among them. No one wants to wear a back brace all the time to keep their posture in line, but an occupational therapist has created a device that can help you correct your posture in very short training periods each day using biofeedback....