Acor River Walk Shoes for Men

The spring season is coming and here’s a a light new pair of shoes that brings style to the table without sacrificing support. The Men’s Acor River Walk Shoes in tan are recognized world-wide because of the excellent craftsmanship that Acor has been able to provide throughout history. The shoes are made of lightweight materials and are constructed with vents to keep your feet healthy and cool, the perfect mix for this warm summer days coming up.

Acor Mens River Walk Diabetic Shoes

Acor Men's River Walk Diabetic Shoes

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5 Reasons To Keep Your Dog Fit

As I was leaving the dog park yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice the increasing number of overweight dogs in the common-area. Sure the lovable furry fellas are still the same old caring canines, but neglecting to exercise them has some serious consequences.

1. Taking your dog on daily walks, makes you go on daily walks. What better reason do you need to get up out of the couch and turn off the tv?
2. Keep your pup around longer. Much like us and our race, the healthier a dog is, the longer he/she lives.
3. Prevent dog diabetes. Watch their food intake and take them on regular walks. Limiting their assortment of food also makes it easier on you. If you’re responsible, you won’t be the dog owner that leaves your pup’s poop sitting out in public.
4. You learn discipline, the dog learns to behave. So you’ve just gotten home from an exhausting day at work and you’re ready for the boob tube. Well guess what my friend? Your dog is going to make you earn your tv time. As you learn to discipline yourself and go on walks when you absolutely don’t want to, your dog spends time with you and learns what is acceptable in terms of behavior. This is quality time as opposed to you laying on the couch while your dog is in the other room chewing on a rawhide.
5. Dogs really are man’s best friend. If you take care of them, they’ll take care of you. All they need is some TLC and they’ll give you much more than you bargained for, in a good way of course.

Great Start to a Year So Far

2009 has been a wild ride so far, but with so many things happening I must say that attitude plays an important role in your emotions during these (and actually at all) times. I recently met someone that was always happy, always smiling. He wasn’t the most coordinated person and was at times, just plain goofy. Not exactly the type of guy the popular kids wanted to hang out with in high school.

One day we bumped into each other, and he started up with his joyous laugh telling me how great of a day it is. I had to tell him that I greatly respected his attitude. Suddenly, he got a little serious. Talk about a change of character (in a good way). He then went on to explain that he was in the Vietnam war and to paraphrase (for the sake of time) the person in front of him had stepped on an explosive. As he held his friend, a life ended. “From that day on”, he said “if I’m alive, I’m lucky and I’m sure as hell happy.” That was the greatest news of the decade!

So the reason why I’m writing this is because we should all think that regardless of our economic situation or physical health conditions, we should savor and cherish every moment that we are alive. We need to make the most of these times that we are sharing with each other.

Inauguration Day

Today marks an historic event in the history of the United States of America. As we await for the inauguration of our 44th President, we wait in joyful hope to see what changes will come about in this seemingly dark time. Although things aren’t as pleasant as we hope, President Obama seems to offer a light of hope, a plan to usher in a new America which will thrive stronger than ever. It’s not going to be easy, but if we all work together, things will be back on track. I am looking forward to the America of the future with excellence in innovation and a strong foundation built by our fore-fathers.

New Product Line Coming to The HuB

This long weekend has started off with a bang for the Diabetic Shoes HuB and it’s customers. We had just gotten word from a very well-known supplier in the diabetic community that they have agreed to be added to our long-list of reliable manufacturers of orthopedic shoes. We are very excited for the news. But you’ll have to wait to see who it is. We don’t want to give away the surprise just yet. You’ll have to keep coming back and either visiting the HuB or this blog. I’m guessing we’ll be dropping hints in these places. We are happy to extend our line of diabetes health products and continue to offer them at favorable prices. No word yet on when we’ll officially add the products to the site, but like I said, keep your eyes peeled.

The Link Between Diabetes and Tai Chi

This almost seems like a no-brainer, but I’m going to spell it out anyway because the more I think it, the more inspired I am to go and practice my Tai Chi forms. Basically, Tai Chi in the United States became very popular for it’s meditative and health benefits. Although it was founded and designed as a martial art (Tai Chi Chuan means “The Grand Ultimate Fist”) Tai Chi has been able to assist many people living in assisted living homes prevent slips and falls. Many of hip has been spared with the introduction of Tai Chi stepping. Ok, so what does Tai Chi has to do with diabetes. Well directly, Tai Chi is a great health benefit because it’s exercise and as you work through the movements at Tai Chi speed, you are developing your muscles while expanding your lungs. Indirectly, Tai Chi releases blockages of “Chi” or “energy” throughout your body allowing your blood to flow and movement to increase. It is no wonder why many with arthritis problems turn to Tai Chi for their problems and find remedies. If you haven’t yet tried Tai Chi, I strongly recommend visiting the nearest school that offers it and see if it is for you.

Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

I just read an interesting tid-bit of information today laying out the idea that roughly 40 percent of the diabetic community suffers from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes pauses in breathing during sleep. The problems for both issues is that they each have their own set of serious health concerns. Now if you are diabetic, and you happen to suffer from sleep apnea as well, I would suggest purchasing a CPAP mask to regulate your breathing at night while adopting a (physician approved) workout regimen to increase your health. Watching what you eat and limiting the amount of fatty foods as well as excess carbohydrates can also play a significant role in your body’s fight against sleep apnea and diabetes.