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New Year's Resolutions for 2019 from MaxiAids
All of us at MaxiAids would like to wish you a healthy and happy New Year. To make sure we start off 2019 just right, here are a few New Year's Resolutions to try to live by.... Below are ways we can help you stick to your New Year's Resolutions and healthy habits, and we hope that these suggested tips make a positive difference both this year and beyond.
New Year's Resolution: STAY ACTIVE
Resolution Solution: Portable exercise equipment to keep you moving all year 'round
Add a little more exercise to your daily living routine. This may seem like a tough challenge during these long winter months when we're feeling lazy, but spending more time indoors doesn't mean we have to be inactive. When this happens, you can pick up one of these portable and affordable exercise peddlers or stretch exercise bands that you can use whenever you have a few extra minutes to spare at home, on vacation or even at the office.
New Year's Resolution: THINK POSITIVE
Resolution Solution: Light Therapy
Some people experience bouts of depression during the wintertime, but you can help ease seasonal mood swings and push those winter blues away. One way to alleviate this is to make sure you surround yourself with plenty of light to combat the shorter days and longer nights. Beat the effects of seasonal changes, jetlag and working odd shifts on the job. Improve your mood, energy level, focus and productivity. There are specialty lamps available that provide much-needed light therapy this time of year, and these lighting solutions can truly help improve your mood and keep you thinking positive in January 2019 and beyond.
New Year's Resolution: GET ORGANIZED
Resolution Solution: Use Calendars, Clocks and Medication Management Systems for Written and Audiovisual Daily Reminders. With the calendar flipping over to start a new year, now is the perfect time to get rid of the clutter on your desk and give yourself a clean start for 2019. Getting organized may seem like an overwhelming task, but once you take a few steps in the right direction, you'll start to feel a whole lot better about managing important items in your daily life.
MaxiAids offers amazing organization tools to really keep your life in order. Large print calendars like the 2019 Giant Appointment Calendar can really help you write down and remember important dates for events, meetings and doctor visits, while the Reminder Rosie Talking Alarm Clock with Personalized Voice Reminders enables you, your spouse or your caregiver to set up daily living reminders to help you manage your regular routine and take your medications at the right time.
Speaking of medication management, this is one area that every person should strive to stay organized while heading into a new year. It is extremely important to make sure you take all of your medications at the right time, and this Automatic Pill Dispenser does everything you need to ensure that your medicine is properly and securely delivered to you on time.
New Year's Resolution: GET REST
Resolution Solution: Get a good night's sleep to feel your best.
Getting a good night's sleep is so important to feeling healthy, energetic and happy. If sleep has become difficult or challenging, look to sleep sound machines and comfort pillows to help you get your Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz's. Finding the right support and comfort at night will help you get the rest you need.
New Year's Resolution: EAT HEALTHY
Resolution Solution: Prepare healthy meals with fresh ingredients
Eating right keeps your immune system up and keeps you energized. It's so habit forming in the winter to be drawn to those high carb "comfort" foods which can easily put on the pounds! Look to a healthier meal plan and spend those extra indoor hours experimenting with new recipes. With just the right cooking tools, you will succeed in the kitchen and have fun preparing healthy meals.
New Year's Resolution: SHOW GRATITUDE
Resolution Solution: Be supportive of others and thank those who help you for their kindness.
Now is the perfect time to reflect on the people who are closest to you, as well as family, friends, caretakers, aids, teachers, coworkers and others who have supported you throughout the past year. Keep a piece of paper and pen with you and whenever you think of someone, list their name on the paper. Write down two or three positive things that you would like to tell them, and when you see them again, share your sentiments with them. This is a wonderful way to start off 2019 on the right foot with all of the people in your life who love and care for you, and they will surely cherish your words of gratitude and encouragement.
We at MaxiAids will continue to strive to help our amazing and loyal customers. We are here to help with all of your needs, and we truly appreciate your continued support.
We wish everyone a Happy New Year, and we are proud to serve you and be there for you in 2019!
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Fall Prevention Tips for the Holidays
Stay Mindful and "Present" for a safe and happy holiday!
Throughout this busy holiday month, MaxiAids wants you to be mindful of your every move to avoid unexpected falls and injury. With so much distraction during the holidays (and other day to day distractions all year 'round), it's important to be aware of your surroundings at all times to prevent falls. Every step we take can potentially end up in a fall. When living with a disability, it's so important to be conscious of where we go, what we do and how we go about doing it. That's why at MaxiAids we want to provide you with suggestions and products to help reduce those chances of hurting yourself. Accidents happen so quickly, and in seconds a person's life can change.
So what does it really mean to be mindful and present?
Mindfulness: The practice of becoming more fully aware of the present moment...
Being Present: Learn to focus completely on doing that one thing. Pay attention to every aspect of what you’re doing...
The importance of these two words can be detrimental to living a safe and accident-free life. Awareness of your thoughts and actions when faced with challenges such as low vision, mobility issues and hearing loss is essential to your safety.
As we age or have mobility issues, falls are very common and happen more frequently. That is why it's so important to remove distractions, and stick with one activity at a time. Multi-tasking when we are busy seems natural, but we put ourselves at risk when doing so. Besides staying mindful and present, it is also important to eliminate mental and physical interferences as we walk or do chores.
There are ways to help prevent falls, and keep your environment safe and clutter free...
While staying mindful and present in your surroundings, you will notice how focused you will become while walking, getting out of bed, bathing, cooking, etc. Being mindful will keep you safer and give you an overall feeling of relaxation and well-being.
Mindfulness has its many benefits-- helping reduce stress and anxiety, improve listening skills, and increase general happiness. So stay present, be safe, and have a happy holiday with MaxiAids' assistive products, mobility equipment and walkers, low vision aids, blind accessories, products for the blind and visually impaired, and other home safety products to help you live a safe, active, and productive life.
For those who suffer from retinal disease or macular degeneration, protective sunglasses are a requirement for optimal eye health. If your sensitive eyes are exposed to too much light, further damage can be done to your retinal cells.
It can feel like a chore when shopping for protective sunglasses that are both protective and stylish, but MaxiAids has all the protective sunglasses you need that will still allow you to look great while on vacation at the beach this winter.
Are you on the search for stylish low vision sunglasses that will also minimize reflected light and bright glares from horizontal surfaces, protect from harmful UV rays and allow you to see well in bright environments? Don’t stress out before vacation! Browse MaxiAids’ protective eyewear solutions of varying styles, sizes and colors.
Shop more protective sunglasses for your eyes from top brands including Cocoons, Noir and Vistana fitover sunglasses today!
Shop the largest selection of games and recreational items for the blind and visually impaired this holiday season!
Create more holiday fun with family and friends! MaxiAids offers many tactile and braille games to choose from that are designed for both the blind and sighted so everyone in the family can play. Those who are blind, suffer from low vision and have sight impairment can participate in social games along with their sighted family members and friends, encouraging interactive time together.
Choose from a huge selection of entertaining, adaptive games for the blind and visually impaired such as Braille and Low Vision Monopoly, Super Big Boggle, Deluxe Scrabble for Low Vision, Checkers and Chess sets, Tactile Connect Four and Tic-Tac-Toe games, Dominos with raised dots, puzzles and much, much more. You will also find a great selection of unique Braille, tactile and low vision board games for people of all ages and ability levels, as well as cards and accessories, dice, Scrabble replacement tiles and more.
From Braille playing cards and easy to see low vision playing cards to BINGO cards, playing card holders and automatic card shufflers, you will find everything you need to make your games as inclusive and comfortable as possible for blind and low vision players. We also carry popular decks of Braille UNO cards, Yahtzee, Scrabble Slam, Skip-Bo, Linkology, Pit - Corner the Market and more!
Have a ball this holiday season, and get family and friends outside for some exercise and good times! MaxiAids has accessible beeping balls and audible balls for the visually impaired that help anyone with low vision feel included when playing sports. Our wide selection of adaptive audible balls includes balls for soccer, basketball, football, rugby, cricket, softball and more.
Enjoy giving a gift to someone with low vision or blindness such as these interactive games that everyone can play together. Look to MaxiAids for more recreational games and products for the blind and visually impaired, blind accessories, low vision products and low vision aids.
No warm weather season is complete without sunglasses. As fun as it is to bask in the sunlight, it's equally as important to protect your eyes. Sunglasses are vital to protecting your vision and helping you alleviate painful exposure to light and harmful UV rays.
MaxiAids offers a wide selection of protective sunglasses eyewear and UV protective sunglasses to help maintain your eye health and minimize light sensitivity. Sunglasses options from MaxiAids include Cocoons Low Vision Sunglasses available in four specific tints to help increase visual acuity, Cocoons and NoIR fitovers that are designed to be worn over prescription glasses, flip up sunglasses that you can attach to existing eyewear, and stylish all-purpose protective sunglasses suitable for everyone.
When the sun comes up on a picture-perfect spring or summer morning, you might find it hard to look on the bright side if you don't move as well as you used to. The good news is you don't have to let decreased or limited mobility put a damper on your outlook because MaxiAids has mobility solutions to meet all of your special needs and get you moving, including these brand new electric scooters from eWheels that are the perfect combination of speed, safety, performance and personality!
These colorful, stylish scooters even come shipped fully assembled and ride ready so you can get rev up that engine and revel in the outdoors as soon as possible.
Are you tired of squinting and straining your eyes whenever you are at a concert or a ball game, on vacation or outside trying to enjoy nature? Whether you have low vision and are seeking a way to magnify your view or simply want the clearest focus you can possibly get from a distance, these innovative and lightweight head worn binoculars from Beecher Optical Products can help.
Beecher Mirage Binoculars are one of many binoculars and monoculars available at MaxiAids. They are designed for distance viewing and perfect for bird watching, viewing special events, church services, vacation activities, sporting events, museums, theater performances, concerts, hobbies/crafts, computers/TVs, and much more.
Just because a child or adult is visually impaired, it does not mean he or she has to sit on the sidelines when it comes to playing sports or remaining active. Audible and beeping balls make it possible for sporting activities and competitions to be more inclusive, and MaxiAids is proud to offer a wide selection of accessible balls to help anyone with low vision enjoy the upcoming spring and summer months on the field with their friends and teammates.
While we all make an effort to exercise year-round and even set goals at different points of the calendar year, it is no secret that the spring and summer give us extra motivation to ramp up our fitness routines. With that said, a little positive reinforcement goes a long way and by tracing your everyday steps and seeing how many calories you've burned along the way, that just might be the key to gaining some confidence to help boost your desire to stay active.
Questions? Call MaxiAids at 1-800-522-6294
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