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Stabilizing Orthotics

I did the Foot Levelers orthotics thing some years back. I still have them and have used them constantly with complete satisfaction. They are a great combination of matching paperweights and conversation starters. I put them right up there with Popiel’s Pocket Fisherman (although I hear you can really catch fish with the PF. They fit in any of my shoes, running, cycling, walking, sleeping, you name it. They also did work fairly well in my ski boots.

The money that  you will spend is worth it, because it is cheaper than surgery, and less painful than the injections ,which didn’t help. The stabilizing orthotics did help me. They were not uncomfortable and I hardly knew they were in my shoes. They do raise the foot at the heel ,but it caused no problem for me.

I tried every sort of expensive and inexpensive shoe that was available at the time, some with significant padding that included gel, air, or liquid under the forefoot *and* the heel areas. Basically there was no difference. If you’re going for an insole rather than a custom orthotic the best one around is made by Foot Levelers. They make special inserts for different shoes and different sports.  I use their Casual Intense Comfort in my casual shoes.

I would also not be able to race and  train without my stabilizing orthotics.  I train and race with my orthotics and have no problem with them sliding around once my foot becomes accustomed to them. With the heel cupped firmly, and the shoe laced and pulled up tight, my foot stays firmly in the stabilizing orthotics and the orthotic rides with my heel. They  are tremendously useful and highly recommend them.



Kids Basketball

Kids always seem to have lots of energy. They always love to play and are always active in their own way. It would be better to get your child into sports like basketball or volleyball. It would help them with their exercise, concentration and also promote camaraderie among the players. It would be nice if they are also able to compete and win their own basketball trophy. It would give them something to work for and learn a lot of things like teamwork along the way.

Try Jogging

Lately it’s been too busy in the office that I tend to forget that I still have to do some things to help myself keep fit and healthy. We’re not really getting any younger and I suppose there will come a time that the body will feel tired and lazy most of the time. I used to be able to get up in the morning and just stay alert but lately it seems like I’m still tired at the office. One thing I know that I lack right now is exercise. A short distance walk to the office everyday might do the trick. It may be better to go jogging once or twice a week to help burn fat and get the blood flowing. It will also increase the body’s endurance bit by bit.


There are people who practice yoga. They learn with other people and are able to relax their minds and bodies. For them it’s an exercise that does not only affect the body but also the mind. It’s a great stress reliever meditating on the yoga mats to achieve a tranquil state of mind. It also improves health through physical exercise. Yoga is done by others as therapy for stress and body pains.


Not a lot of people love to surf but those who do are always quite anxious to get in the water and ride the waves using their surfboards. They also use surfing clothes that don’t drag them down while in the water. It must be exciting to ride the wave as long as you can. This exhilaration is what surfers look forward to and encounter whenever riding the waves.

Women’s Cruiser

Physical fitness benefits almost every aspect of our lives. Nothing helps circulate our blood more than moving. To get serious in physical fitness, try a form of exercise at least 4 times a week. Choose one that you enjoy, fits your lifestyle and meets your goals. There are many sports and physical activities that provide all-round exercise, and one them is biking.

Biking is good for the legs and for toning up the whole body. It also helps breathing and circulation of the body and tones up all your muscles without the risk of straining yourself too much. This activity can be done with others and also great if you prefer to do this on your own. You can also play for fun as well as competitively with womens cruiser that are becoming popular in the recent years. With a great range of designs to choose from, you can be sporty and stylish at the same time with women’s cruiser. Numerous colors and designs allow you to personalize and make your every biking experience awesome. Biking or any other forms of exercise regularly helps your body to be trimmed and fit. It also opens the pores of the skin and speeds up the elimination process from cells and tissues, thus helping you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Sweating also allows excess oils and dead skin cells to exit the body.

Nice Abs

The body needs exercise to keep fit and healthy. A full body workout can help the muscles and also increase strength. There are those who concentrate more on some parts of the body like the abs. They always add the lower ab workout in their exercises and try to develop 6-pack abs. They like it when someone compliments on their abs. It makes them feel more confident and cool.

Dance distraction

I’ve danced for years so when I went away to college a few weeks ago I was intent on joining a dance club – I’m not really good enough to join the varsity dance team.

But one of the girls that lives down my dorm hall actually is on one of the club teams that performs at campus events and for charity so she convinced me to sign up for try-outs.

I was a little nervous because I was so used to dancing with the same people for years at my dance classes so I used my wildblue satellite internet service to brush up a little bit on some technical moves that I thought they would want to see in my audition.

My refresher paid off and I made the team! Our first performance is in mid-October at a campus charity event to help convince people to donate to the local Big Brothers and Big Sisters. I think this is going to be a nice little study distraction that I’m going to really need.

Dip Station

Exercise is needed by the body. Some would go to the gym to be able to use different exercise machines that would aid them in their exercise programs. Some would use the dip station for those dip exercises. The dip bar can also be used at home. It doesn’t really take too much space and with a little guidance from an instructor, home exercise can be done on it.

Exercise at Home

Exercising at home is a good way to keep ourselves healthy and also pass the time. If there seems to be no time to go on a workout at a gym, a bit of home exercise may be a better alternative. There are different exercise programs that can be done at home. There are also exercise equipment that can be used at home. Some would have their own treadmill and others would have their own elliptical. The machines help in performing the exercise. They are also adjustable to add more pressure or speed. The exercise machines help in getting the proper workout that is needed.