Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Staying Fit While You Travel

The holidays are here, and that means it's time to travel. Some will take a vacation to a fun destination like Walt Disney World.  For others, it will be a retreat in Palm Springs or skiing in the Rockies.

Staying Fit While You Travel

But what about your workout routine? You've worked too hard to miss a week of exercise. What should you bring with you?

TravelFitness.com created a packing list that will keep you moving while your gone. As I reviewed their list, I discovered that we have a few of the items that they recommend in our store. I've included links in the list below.

These are the fitness items they recommend:

  • athletic bag

  • weight-lifting gloves

  • walking/running shoes, cross trainers

  • loose-fitting exercise clothes (layers in winter, light in summer)

  • plenty of white socks

  • ankle and wrist weights

  • other portable workout gear

  • personal travel exercise routine

  • music and music player

  • exercise audiotape/videotape

  • pedometer

  • swimming gear (even if only for the Jacuzzi/sauna)

  • jump rope

  • exercise bands / surgical tubing

  • water weights

  • sports bra, jock strap

  • plastic bag for dirty athletic clothes

  • What would you include on this list? Where are you going this year? Leave a comment below!

    Happy, healthy and safe vacation to you and your travel partners. And if you see Mickey Mouse, say "Hello" for us!

    Photo by coconut wireless

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014

    The Free JRS Medical App is Here for Holiday Shopping

    The new JRS Medical app is here in time for your holiday shopping!

    Today, we're going to take a quick look at the app and it's features. But before we begin, visit the iTunes store or Android store and download a free copy.

    The Opening Screen

    The opening screen is the heart of the app. From this screen you can:
    • Share the app with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
    • and choose Contact, About, Alerts, Shop and more. (All described below)

    The Contact Screen

    The contact screen contains a map to the JRS Medical store, hours of operation and an area to leave comments. You can also Call Us, get directions to the store, email us or visit the JRSMedical website, by clicking the buttons at the bottom of the screen.

    The About Screen

    The About screen has important information about JRS Medical and our shipping and return policies. You can also leave comments on each of these screens, so tell us what you think!

    The Alerts Screen

    The Alerts (Messages) screen is a notification center for the latest news and offers from JRS Medical. Sorting options are found at the bottom of the page.

    The More Screen

    The More Screen is loaded with additional features. You can:
    • Follow us on your favorite social network, like Facebook or Twitter
    • Share the app with your friends
    • Visit our blog to read the latest articles
    • Locate JRS Medical in your phone or tablet's map program
    • Write on our Fan Wall
    • Find QR Code Coupons
    • Use the built in QR Code Scanner on any QR Codes you encounter
    • And Find your car. Yes, find your car. This is a hidden gem in the app. Just hit the Set button when you park your car, and you'll be able to find it when you return to the parking lot.

    The Shop Screen

    The Shop screen makes it easy to purchase your favorite products in the JRS Medical Store. You'll find a home button that returns you to this screen from anywhere in the store, a shopping buggy that takes you to your shopping cart to complete your purchases and a list of products by category.

    The Product Screen

    Once you've chosen your product, you'll see a screen like this. It has a product image, title, product information, pricing, description and add to cart button. Just click the add to cart button and you'll be taken to your shopping cart for secure checkout. In the shopping cart you can change the quantity of each product and return to the store to add more products to your cart.

    What do you think?

    We've spent a lot of time developing the JRS Medical app for you, but there is always room for improvement. What do you think of the app? What would you add or change? We'd like to hear from you!

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Pain Relief with the OTC Rebound TENS Unit

    As the holidays approach, you're likely to experience some pain. That's why we're featuring the Rebound TENS Unit. Lower back pain, tennis elbow, muscle and joint pain don't have to slow you down.

    Rebound TENS Unit for Pain Relief

    What is a TENS Unit?

    A Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulator, or TENS Unit, is used to treat pain. It sends small electrical pulses through the skin to the nerves.

    The Rebound TENS Unit has two modes:
    1. High Frequency - A continuous, mild, electrical activity blocks the pain signal traveling to the brain. Brain cells perceive pain. If the pain signal does not get through to the brain, the pain is not “felt.”
    2. Low frequency - Short bursts of mild electrical activity cause the body to release its own pain easers called beta endorphins. This is done by stimulating the body’s own natural pain-control mechanism.

    What Types of Pain does the Rebound TENS Unit Treat?
    The Rebound TENS unit has been successfully used to treat many types of pain conditions, such as:
    • Chronic Pain
    • Acute Pain
    • Cervical (neck)
    • Post-operative
    • Amputation
    • Muscle and joint
    • Phantom limb
    • Tendonitis
    • Fractures
    • Lower back
    • Tennis elbow
    • Lumbago
    • Leg pain
    • Sciatica
    • Arthritis
    Is the Rebound TENS Unit easy to use?

    Here's a short video that demonstrates how easy it is to use.

    Where can I purchase the Rebound TENS Unit?

    You can purchase your Rebound TENS Unit at JRSMedical.com today. We also have additional supplies and electrode refill kits available. Don't let pain stop you from the summer of your dreams!

    Tuesday, November 25, 2014

    We Love Social Media! Let’s Talk on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest

    We love to chat! That's one of the reasons we love doing business on the internet. We get to meet and talk to people from all over the world.

    That's why we're so active on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. These communities are perfect places to ask questions, leave comments and get relevant news about the latest health, fitness and family ideas and topics. Everything from holidays to recipes and workout routines to home safety, we talk about it!
    We'd love to hear what you have to say. Come and join the conversation!

    Social Media Holidays for us at JRS Medical

    This month starts Social Media Holidays for us at JRS Medical. We need your help to grow our social media community by following us, commenting, asking questions and sharing our posts with you friends and family. You can find us on the following social media channels:


    The JRS Medical page on Facebook is a great community to join. It's a great place to learn and discuss your ideas. It's also easy to share and comment on the items we add.


    If you haven't tried Twitter yet, follow JRS Medical on Twitter and see what it's all about. We really love the short messages and ongoing conversations that we have there.


    JRS Medical on Google+ is a new and growing community of people who like to discuss fitness, exercise, medical equipment and just about anything. Check it out!


    The JRS Medical boards on Pinterest include: Fitness & Exercise, Food & Drink, Recipes, Healthy Eating & Treats, Healthy Lifestyles, Inspirational & Quotes,Happy Home! Cleaning, Organizing and Safety, Holidays and more.


     The JRS Medical blog is published on Monday morning and has articles relating to health, fitness, medical equipment, medical supplies and holidays. Always something new.


    The JRS Medical Website has a wide variety of:
    • Medical Supplies: ostomy supplies, wound care, diabetic supplies, enteral nutrition and incontinence
    • Medical Equipment: Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, hospital beds, scooter, lift chair recliners and knee walkers
    • Fitness Gear: weights, exercise mats, foam rollers, medicine balls and therapy supplies
    • Medications and Over The Counter (OTC) Supplies: antibiotics, digestive aids, needles & syringes, pain relievers and topical treatments

    It's Your Turn

    Are you following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest? If not, why not follow us today?

    Let's talk!

    Photo by mkhmarketing

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    [INFOGRAPHIC] 59% OF Seniors Have Purchased Online in Last 3 Months

    Senior e-commerce use is booming. Consider these statistics:
    • 59% of online seniors have made an online purchase in the past three months
    • Seniors, 50+, spend over $7 billion annually
    • Adults 50+ account for 80% of all online luxury travel spending.
    But why are seniors using the internet to shop?

    Here's what our customers tell us at JRS Medical:
    1. It's convenient. I can shop from home, anytime, day or night.
    2. The prices are better than in local stores.
    3. I get a wider selection of products to choose from.
    4. It's shipped to my house quickly and for free.

    Silver Surfers: Internet Usage Among Older Generations

    The Internet isn’t just for tweens and young socialites. In fact, a large population of Internet users are 50 and older, utilizing the Web for social media, shopping and even education. Let’s take a look at why the stereotype of the not-so-tech-savvy Baby Boomer is more than faulty.

    Stats and Facts

    Senior Internet use (2000-2012)
    The number of adults 50+ who use the Internet has grown significantly in the past 12 years.
    • Percentage of Twitter users over 50 - Almost 1 in 5
    • Percentage of Americans 65+ who use the Internet - 53%
    • Of that 53%, 70% use it on a typical day.
    • Average amount of time Baby Boomers 47-65 spent on the Internet in 2012 - 27 hours per week
    • Percentage of seniors (65+) who own a desktop computer - 48%
    • Percentage of adults 50-64 who own a desktop computer - 63%

    A Closer Look: Senior Social Media Use

    Though the average age of the social media user is fairly young, a large percentage of social media profiles belong to adults 55 and over.
    • Adults 55+ who engage in social networking to communicate - 27.4 million
    • Online seniors who use social media - 1 in 3 (This is a big difference from 2009, where only 13% of online seniors were using social media.)
    • Percentage of online seniors who have a Facebook account - 49%
    • Percentage of Twitter users 50 and older - 18%

    A Closer Look: Seniors Shopping Online

    Maybe it’s because they have the most money of any age group, or maybe it’s because they like the convenience; whatever the reason, adults 50 and older constitute a majority of the online consumer population.
    • Percentage of online seniors who have made an online purchase in the past three months - 59%
    • Average annual amount spent online by adults aged 50+ - $7 billion
    • Adults 50+ account for 80% of all online luxury travel spending.
    SOURCE: http://www.accredited-online-college.org/internet-usage/

    Tuesday, November 11, 2014

    10 Overlooked Holiday Cleaning Projects

    Holiday Cleaning Ideas

    Pull out the broom and mop because its time to do some holiday cleaning. Wash the windows, sweep the floors, clean the carpets, declutter and organize the house from top to bottom. All done! Right?

    Often times, its cleaning the small and unseen areas that can make the biggest difference. Forgotten closets, broken items and routine maintenance should be added to your list. We've put together a list of overlooked projects that can help you live in a clean, well organized and safer home.

    10 Overlooked Holiday Cleaning Projects

    Here are some spring cleaning ideas you may have overlooked:
    1. Give it away, recycle it or throw it away. The easiest way to clean and organize your home is to get rid of the clutter.
    2. Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
    3. Do one room a day until you're done. Holiday cleaning is a great opportunity to begin a new cleaning habit.
    4. Clean out your medicine cabinet. Throw away any expired medications.
    5. Check the inspection dates on your fire extinguishers.
    6. Make small repairs to items as you clean.
    7. Have the air conditioner checked and cleaned before it get's too hot.
    8. Pack up unneeded winter clothes.
    9. Clean your window dressings. Wash or dry clean the curtains and clean your blinds and shades.
    10. Reward yourself for a job well done!

    Share your holiday cleaning ideas with us!

    We'd love to hear them! Check out our Cleaning and Organizing board on Pinterest for more ideas!

    Photo by Bob Jagendorf 

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Introducing the HealBug Knee Walker

    Have you suffered an injury below the knee? It's possible you've had a foot surgery, a below the knee amputation, gout, diabetic ulcers or wounds, a foot sprain, or fracture. Then more than likely, you'll be looking for a knee walker. A knee walker (sometimes called a knee scooter) is a crutch-replacement mobility device to help you safely move around in your house or city. The HealBug Knee Walker is the premier knee walker for your needs.

    Features of the HealBug Knee Walker

    It's Steerable

    The adjustable steering handlebars make it possible to turn tight corners. A small turn radius makes it easy to move around in your home, at the game or at work. The handlebars have a built-in height adjustment option for a perfect fit every time.

    It Has Brakes

    The brakes are conveniently located on the handlebars for easy stopping. The brake system on the Healbug Knee Walker is like the one found on a bicycle. To brake, simply pull the lever with your fingers toward your body.

    It Has A Basket

    The black mesh basket on the front of the HealBug Knee Walker is perfect for holding items you need while on the go. Store your phone, keys, drink or other small items as you move safely to your destination.

    It Has A Comfortable Knee Pad

    The HealBug has a comfortable and durable knee pad for you to rest your leg. Like the handlebars, it's height adjustable for the perfect fit.

    It Comes In 2 Colors

    The HealBug comes in Sporty Red or Royal Blue.

    Price $179 - Free Shipping

    All orders placed at JRSMedical.com come with free shipping. That means the price you see on the screen is the price you'll pay. No hidden fees or charges. That's what JRS Medical stands for - Just Real Simple Medical.