Posts in Wellness
Elizabeth Bloom - Elizabeth Essentials Serene Collection

I created Serene in response to clients’ requests for an essential oil rescue remedy, something to help them stay calm and centered in today’s hyper-fast, stretched-to-the-max world. Serene was our first product and, with its 21 oils, took 12 months to formulate!

This soothing blend of 21 essential oils is excellent for life’s many challenges. Our customers use Serene to relieve anxiety and depression, overcome insomnia and grief, and promote emotional and spiritual well-being to HipSilver.

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Elizabeth Bloom - Elizabeth Essentials Snore Collection

Snore Essentials supports the respiratory system, promotes free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose, relaxes tension and eases anxiety. Inadequate, fitful sleep, due to snoring, depletes you both mentally and physically and has a domino effect which can ultimately lead to more serious health issues and serious mishaps at work or in your day to day routine.

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Elizabeth Bloom - Elizabeth Essentials Rapid Relief Collection

Increases circulation, promotes healing, reduces swelling, inflammation, and pain. Apply to the areas of pain or injury every four hours until relief is evident. Continue to apply at least twice a day till complete recovery.

Athletes and Dancers – apply prior to exercise and immediately afterwards for maximum benefit. Cover the areas in question with a small amount of Rapid Relief and massage in. You can use hourly if needed.

When pain or inflammation is throughout the body, apply small amount of Rapid Relief to the bottoms of the feet and on the spine. Reapply every four hours until improvement and then decrease applications. Do not apply all over the body.

Rapid Relief is recommended by osteopaths, chiropractors, and sports medicine practitioners to soothe sore joints and muscles and to promote rapid, healthy repair from injury.

Elizabeth Essentials has been part of the Wellness Team at the US Golf Open for the past four years, using Rapid Relief and Massage Relief on the golfers, caddies, and participants.

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Balance

As someone devoted to wellness, both personally and professionally, I am all about prevention –  and one of the leading causes of accidental death and non-fatal injuries among people age 65 and older is FALLING. The resulting complications, ranging from hip fractures, other broken bones, and head injuries, frequently initiate a downward spiral of problems.  This month, we’re addressing this all-important aspect of wellness.

Even when the initial fall is not particularly serious, its effects can be. As Dr. Brad Manor, director of the Mobility and Brain Function Lab at the Institute for Aging Research, puts it: “Unfortunately, even falls that don’t result in injury or death often have a very real and significant, negative impact on quality of life. These falls often lead to fear of falling, reduced physical activity, depression, and lack of social engagement — all of which, in turn, increase the risk of suffering another fall.”

For good news, we hear from Dr. Elizabeth Burns, lead researcher at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, that most falls are preventable and needn’t become an inevitable part of aging. Not surprisingly, the most important steps we can take to prevent these serious risks involve improving our balance and stability.

Here at HipSilver, we were delighted to team up with Jennifer Gibson, a certified yoga teacher who specializes in balance-promoting classes for Silvers.  I loved the class she held for us! It reminded me of what we can do on a regular basis to help keep our feet solidly on the ground, and we’re sharing some of it with you here.

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