Mar-J Medical Supply — How Walking Keeps Us Healthy

benefits of walking

At Mar-J Medical Supply of Boca Raton, we often meet clients who wish to improve their overall health and strength.

If you’re looking for a good answer, may we suggest asking your doctor about adopting a walking routine?

According to Harvard Health Publishing, a division of the Harvard Medical School of Harvard University, walking reduces the risk of cardiovascular events significantly, for all adults. Protection is observable starting at 5½ miles per week, even at a casual pace (at least 2 miles an hour).

Wide-Ranging Benefits

Studies show that walking prolongs a person’s life. It also helps stave off dementia, cancer of the colon and more. The cardiovascular benefits include an improvement in blood pressure, blood circulation, cholesterol and insulin levels.

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Prepare Your Family Now for Cold and Flu Season

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Cold and flu season typically runs from fall through spring. During this time, your family has a higher risk of getting sick from influenza and the common cold. Although cold and flu season hasn’t started yet, this is a good time to start making sure that you and your family are prepared for it. Keep the following tips in mind, so you can stay as healthy as possible.

Wash Your Hands

While this should be done on a regular basis, it becomes even more important during cold and flu season. Teach your children to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and warm water, especially after using the bathroom and before eating. Hand-washing is a simple, yet highly effective, way to lower your risk of getting sick...

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The Best Ways to Pack Medications When Traveling

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Whether you’re bringing along your prescription medication your doctor says you need daily, or you’ve stocked up on ibuprofen from your favorite Boca Raton medical supply company to combat knee pain, trying to figure out how to pack medication for a trip can be quite difficult. We’ve put together a few tips that may make the process a bit easier.

Make Sure You Can Access Medication Easily

One of the most important things to remember is that you want to have easy access to your medication. You may want to bring all medication in carry-on bags if flying. That way if your bags are lost or delayed, you can still access your needed pills. Store pills in a secure container where they won’t spill and are not likely to break...

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Bath/Shower Accessories That Make Your Life Easier

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Age, injury or other factors can cost us the mobility we once took for granted. That sometimes makes it difficult to navigate around our bathroom like we used to. Taking a shower can be a harrowing experience and leave you constantly worrying about slipping and hurting yourself.

You might find it helpful to look for the following medical supplies in Boca Raton and add them to your bathroom. We hope they’ll make it easier to navigate and go about your normal activities without fear of causing yourself an injury.

Bath and Shower Bench

Alleviate your fears about slipping while showering or bathing by adding one of these to your unit. They come in all shapes and sizes to suit different types of tubs or showers. Pay attention to the maximum weight limit of any unit you choose.

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5 Tips for Healthier Sleep

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Humans sleep approximately a third of a lifetime. All of this sleep facilitates various essential body and brain functions. Insufficient sleep can result in problems focusing and performing routine tasks, and it leads to serious health effects. Here are some tips from Mar J Medical Supply, your Boca Raton medical supply provider, to help remedy some common causes of difficulty sleeping.

Tips for Healthier Sleep

1. Reduce Caffeine Intake.

Consuming caffeine, especially later during the day, can contribute to poor sleep. Health experts suggest avoiding caffeine in the afternoon and evening. Ideally, avoid caffeine for ten full hours before trying to fall sleep. Substitute caffeinated drinks for decaf choices.

2. Eliminate Intrusive Light.

Even small amounts of light in the room can af...

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3 Natural Ways to Combat Allergies

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Allergies over the spring are an inevitability for certain people, but it’s no reason stay indoors all season. Thankfully, there are natural ways to keep your sinuses clear so you don’t have to worry about drowsiness or fatigue. So if you don’t love the idea of popping allergy pills just to take a walk in the park, consider the following ways to keep allergies at bay naturally.

Step Up Your Cleaning

Pollen has a way of attaching itself to your hair, clothes, and shoes, interfering with your breathing and well-being long after you step back inside. Taking off your shoes and outer clothing is a good way to leave the outside where it belongs. You may also want to throw in a few more loads of laundry or take a couple extra showers a week when the spring breeze really starts to kick up.

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7 Stretches to Do in the Morning

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Instead of starting your day with a rushed cup of coffee, ease in with some rejuvenating stretches. Do all these stretches on an exercise mat, or on carpet or a floor rug if you don’t have a mat.

And if you need medical supplies in Boca Raton, keep us in mind.

1. Child’s Pose

This provides the perfectly soothing way to start the day, as it involves totally stretching out your spine while breathing deeply with your arms outstretched and your feet under your hips.

2. Cat-Cow

Done on all fours, this stretch imitates the movements of both a cat and a cow. It lengthens out your back and shoulder areas and gets you ready to face the day.

3. Downward-Facing Dog

This is yet another move that feels so good as a way to stretch your entire back and shoulder area...

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5 Ways to Combat Stress Anywhere

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Stress can be more than an unpleasant mental state. It may lead to upset stomach, heartburn, headaches, sleep issues, over-eating and more serious physical symptoms. Here are some helpful stress management tips, provided by MAR-J Medical Supply, your online center for medical supplies in Boca Raton.

5 Ways to Combat Stress Anywhere

1. Deep Breathing

Relax your shoulders. Close your eyes. Breathe in deeply through your nose. Feel your chest and abdomen move as you inhale. Then, exhale slowly through your nose or mouth. Repeat 5 to 10 times.

2. Visualization

Close your eyes. Picture yourself in a serene place, maybe sitting under a shade tree, or on a quiet beach. Imagine the birds singing, or the waves gently breaking. Feel the delightful breeze.

3. Muscle Relaxation

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Valentine’s Day Tips For A Healthy Heart

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Your heart bears the burden of everything you do. That’s why it’s best to do everything possible to keep it going. Even though we’re approaching Valentine’s Day and not New Years, you’re still allowed to make a resolution to take better care of your heart.

Drop Bad Habits

Smoking causes 30% of all heart-related incidents. Your chances of developing heart disease start dropping the day after you quit. That possibility gets cut in half after one year and keeps going down the longer you stay cigarette-free.

It’s important to moderate your alcohol intake. Drinking too much increases your risk of weight gain and chances of developing high blood pressure and irregular heart rhythms. The toll on your body increases once you hit 30.

Pick Up Good Ones

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How to Heal Dry Winter Skin

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Winter temperatures can affect the skin causing it to dry up in some parts.  You might have noticed your hands beginning to crack and become itchy, your lips cracking a bit, and the legs becoming scaly. This is caused by the air drying up due to the reduction in the atmospheric moisture.

The cold winter demands that you take good care of your skin. While there are natural ways of maintaining the skin, several medical supplies in Boca Raton provide desirable results. Here are five ways to heal that dry and chapped skin.

Moisturize More

Although it should be a habit for healthy skin, the cold winter requires that you moisturize your skin more often.  Be sure to consider your skin type and choose an oil-based moisturizer as opposed a water-based one as the former traps moisture better...

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