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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.

Water for Health

We all depend on water. Without it we become dehydrated and get weak or tire easily. It’s important for our body to intake water because our body uses it to flush out toxins from our organs, provide nutrients to our cells and moisten tissues like the ones on the ears and throat. We usually hear about drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day. It does not necessarily mean water, any type of fluid can add to our total daily intake.

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.

Body Building Supplements

Some people are self-conscious of how they look and keep their figures through workouts and diets. Some like body building and increase their muscle mass and sizes. To increase their muscle mass, they use supplements like protein supplements or creatine supplements. This helps with the needed fuel for the muscles and helps increase its energy for longer workouts and better results.

Protein Powder

Protein is important to the body. It is like fuel for the body. The more energy is used, the more protein is needed. Those who do lots of workout and muscle building will need a lot more protein. They take supplements like the best protein powder and multivitamins to keep up their energy and last longer on their exercise and other activities. It would help them stay longer or work longer and have some energy left for other things.


Supplements help the body with the extra energy we need for our workouts. As we age, we also need supplements to release the energy that is stored up and also improve our vitality. To help those who are older with their body’s decline, supplements help in restoring some of its energy and vitality. One such supplement is the secratatropin which stimulates the brain to increase the production of HGH in the body. It’s as if you feel younger again.

Outside the House

It is healthy to go out in the morning and exercise or even just breathe the morning air. The morning sun is also good for the body. It somehow helps us keep healthy. Aside from the benefits, it’s just a good way to relax from time to time in the cool morning air. Of course we also need somewhere to relax, it may be in the patio, the garden or maybe the backyard.  A bit of outdoor furniture would also be inviting. It’s as if they’re telling us to sit and relax a while and enjoy the morning.