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Despite its leathery skin, an orange is actually a type of berry, which helps explain its juicy sweetness and long list of health-promoting nutrients.
A medium orange contains 62 calories, 3 grams of fiber, and nearly 120% of the daily value of immune-boosting vitamin C.
Even juicier: Oranges boast a hefty dose of antioxidant compounds called flavonoids, which protect against inflammation and cancer.
Make Your Diet Work For You!
Simple tweaks and supplements to help you stave off or treat bone and joint issues
Maintaining strong bones is especially important for women, particularly as they age - and vitamin D is the key to keeping bones in top shape.
If you have bone and joint issues, add...
A new study in the Mayo Clinic HealthSource reports that 800 to 1000 IU of vitamin D a day will boost bone strength in most adults.
BONUS: The vitamin has been shown to prevent several forms of cancer, fight autoimmune diseases and lower the risk of heart disease.A Little Alcohol.
Need a good excuse for that daily glass of wine? How about this: It can reduce your chances of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis by 50 percent. Scandinavian researchers report that people who drink a moderate amount of alcohol daily are the least likely to develop arthritis, though the scientists don't know how or why alcohol prevents the condition.
One thing they know for sure? Smoking is known to be a major risk factor for developing arthritis.
This important vitamin keeps calcium from getting stuck in your arteries, where it's inaccessible to your bones. Take 90 to 180 mcg daily.
This mineral helps balance the body's pH; over time, an acidic pH can cause bone loss. Take 99 mg a day.
Studies show that magnesium improves bone mineral density and helps your body utilize calcium. Take 300-400mg daily.
Z-CoiL Footwear's Spring Special!Find Your Freedom This Spring in Z-CoiL Footwear!
The Black Z-CoiL Freedom, the top-selling style of our very unique line of Pain Relief Footwear, has been placed at a very special spring price! For a limited time you can get our best seller for just $189.95*! That's a $40 savings off our MSRP!
*For a limited time only. Offer expires 05/31/10. Prices may vary depending on region. Please call your local Z-CoiL store for details.
|Foot Health: Don't Tiptoe Around Its Importance.
Your feet take a beating, every day. If they start to hurt, you need to take that foot pain and any other problems seriously.
If you had a headache every single day, you probably wouldn't tell yourself, "Oh, well, another day, another headache. That's part of life." But many people go through that very routine when it comes to sore feet, says Paul F. Brezinski, DPM, a Chicago-area podiatrist and president of the Illinois Podiatric Medical Association.
"The health of your feet, despite their distance from your heart, can affect your overall health," Dr. Brezinski says. Achiness or pain in your feet can have many causes, and you shouldn't ignore foot pain or regard it as a normal part of life.
Your Feet Are Complex and Vital Body Parts
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) considers your feet a marvel of engineering. Together, your two feet contain more than 50 bones, accounting for about one-fourth of all the bones in your body. And somehow they also make room for more than 60 joints and 200 muscles, tendons, and ligaments that hold them together and help them move.
It's not surprising that many problems can affect your feet. For starters, they have a very tough job. Over the course of your life, you put a lot of wear and tear on your feet, Brezinski says. Simply walking around on an average day pounds them with hundreds of tons of force.
Think of all the activities that stress your feet. Your job may require that you stand or walk around for hours at a time. Your choice of exercise, like running, can really impact your tootsies as well. And then there's the matter of style. Women often wedge their feet into shoes that don't give them the room or support they need, such as floppy sandals or the pair of designer pumps that were irresistible when they went on sale - even though they're a half-size smaller than they should be.
You shouldn't ignore any foot-related conditions or try to suffer through them because they're "only" affecting your feet, Brezinski warns. If you can't walk comfortably, you're more likely to stop being physically active, which can reduce your quality of life. In addition, many common life-threatening diseases, from heart disease to some forms of cancer, are associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
If pain in your feet is keeping you from exercising or simply moving around as much as you'd like, it's time to schedule an appointment with your doctor, a podiatrist, or visit a Z-CoiL store. Your tootsies will thank you - and so will your heart and lungs.
Z-CoiL Footwear are Engineered to Relieve Foot, Leg & Back Pain by Reducing Impact to the Body.
Z-CoiL footwear is built upon a rigid orthotic foundation that supports and protects your entire mid-foot. By preventing over-stretching of the plantar ligaments across the base of the foot, this patented Z-Orthotic helps to prevent painful heel spurs and plantar fasciitis. It also serves to distribute impact pressure evenly across the bottom of the foot, reducing sore spots. Many of our customers report an improvement in their posture when they wear Z-CoiL shoes, as well.
The signature coil under the heel of Z-CoiL footwear helps to protect your body from the damaging effects of impact, much like the shock-absorbers in a car. As the coil compresses during heel-strike, it significantly slows the rate of impact experienced by the body.
In fact, studies by Sandia National Laboratories have shown that Z-CoiL footwear provides 50% more cushioning than conventional shoes do.
An added benefit is energy return. The impact energy absorbed by the coil is stored as tension. As the foot moves forward, that tension is released, delivering 40-50% of your kinetic energy back to you. People who wear Z-CoiL footwear often report that they feel less fatigue and have more energy at the end of the day.
To find a Z-CoiL location near you and try a pair on for yourself, visit our new and improved Store Locator on our Z-CoiL website.
|Testimonial of the Month for May 2010|
I bought a pair of Z-CoiL shoes 3 weeks ago from Jigglin' George in Gatlinburg, TN. from Mr.Belin (great guy by the way). My right leg has nine screws, a plate and a rod that has been holding it together for the last 11 years. After my last surgery in '99, I was sent to have shoes made so that my legs would be the same length, which is a 2 1/2 inch difference.
I have always walked with a limp, used a cane, have been taking pain killers; you name it - I have tried it. But after two weeks of wearing Z-CoiL shoes I can honestly say, walking is so much easier now! I mean, I leave my wife and kids behind sometimes! LOL! I tell everyone who stops me and asks what they are, where they can buy them. I love them so much, I am seriously thinking about opening my own store!!
Z-CoiL shoes are the most incredible thing since man was able to walk on the moon!
Lake Cormorant, MI