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21
Feb

The Products That Help Heal

Close to a year ago (or maybe over a year ago now), we brought on a new line – medical supplies. We started with the basics, but now we’ve grown the line so much, that a doctor’s office can almost fully stock itself just with our medical supply line!

We do have bandages and ice packs and everything else that a homeowner would need, but for doctor’s offices, we can offer additional items like triage and diagnostic tools, specialty bandages and dressings, ostomy supplies, and even filing cabinets and labels!

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The last time I was at the doctor’s office, I took a look around the room and was able to recognize about 90% of the items in the office were items we carry on our site, and that was just in the exam room! The main reception area had 100% of products we carry, including furniture and art on the walls.

Hospitals can benefit as well, considering we carry IV supplies, ambulatory aids, hospital beds, anesthesia supplies…it goes on from there! I can spend the entire blog cataloging that we carry in our medical supply line. Have a look, see if it’s something you need, then give us a call and we’ll take care of you!

Terry

18
Dec

It’s Flu Season! Be Prepared!

They are sounds we’re all familiar with this time of year- snuffling, sneezing  coughing…and we all run in the opposite direction from where the sounds are emanating. That is definitely not something that you want to be around, and you find that you’re donning rubber gloves just to hand paperwork to your afflicted co-workers. That’s right folks, its flu season!

I’m not going to inundate you with statistics of how many fatalities are attributed to flu every year, or even how many people are diagnosed; you’ve been around the flu season block before and have heard it all at least once. As your friendly neighborhood blogger, I did want to mention a few things you can do to prevent getting the flu yourself. Which is just basic self-preservation at its base, right?

The flu shot is the first defense in your flu season arsenal. Second is hand sanitizer, but that one comes with a caution label – use too much, and you run the risk of catching EVERYTHING that comes down the pike because you’ve lost most of your natural resistance to bacteria and viruses. Next up is antibacterial soap and you really have to use it. A good rule of thumb to follow when washing your hands is to sing “Happy Birthday”. That gives enough time for the soap to work. Just make sure to sing it to yourself, not out loud or else you’ll get strange looks.

Other steps you can take are medical masks, over the counter immunity boosters, gloves, and hazmat suits…okay, well maybe not those. Carry tissues so that you don’t sneeze into the air, and as a handy catcher’s mit for those explosive coughs.Point is, do what you can to avoid getting sick, so that you don’t lose work, get your family or co-workers sick, or contribute to a world-wide pandemic of epic proportions.

22
Oct

Achhoo! Flu Season is Upon Us!

They are sounds we’re all familiar with this time of year- snuffling, sneezing  coughing…and we all run in the opposite direction from where the sounds are emanating. That is definitely not something that you want to be around, and you find that you’re donning rubber gloves just to hand paperwork to your afflicted co-workers. That’s right folks, its flu season!

I’m not going to inundate you with statistics of how many fatalities are attributed to flu every year, or even how many people are diagnosed; you’ve been around the flu season block before and have heard it all at least once. As your friendly neighborhood blogger, I did want to mention a few things you can do to prevent getting the flu yourself. Which is just basic self-preservation at its base, right?

The flu shot is the first defense in your flu season arsenal. Second is hand sanitizer, but that one comes with a caution label – use too much, and you run the risk of catching EVERYTHING that comes down the pike because you’ve lost most of your natural resistance to bacteria and viruses. Next up is antibacterial soap and you really have to use it. A good rule of thumb to follow when washing your hands is to sing “Happy Birthday”. That gives enough time for the soap to work. Just make sure to sing it to yourself, not out loud or else you’ll get strange looks.

Other steps you can take are medical masks, over the counter immunity boosters, gloves, and hazmat suits…okay, well maybe not those. Carry tissues so that you don’t sneeze into the air, and as a handy catcher’s mit for those explosive coughs.Point is, do what you can to avoid getting sick, so that you don’t lose work, get your family or co-workers sick, or contribute to a world-wide pandemic of epic proportions.

Photo Credits:
blog.protectmyid.com
guardian.co.uk
18
Sep

You Got to Move It, Move It!

I am no fan of exercise. I LOVE physical activity – hiking, walking, gardening, horseback riding, swimming, etc but actual organized exercise…no, not a fan. I was an active child, with ballet, gymnastics, and softball making up the bulk of my activities (until I found horses, then that was all she wrote) and that translated into an active early adulthood.

That is until I got my first desk job in my early thirties. Oh boy. Not only did my work-related physical activity stop, but so did my after-work activity. I only hiked when we camped (three times a year) and even gardening took a back seat. I sure ate a lot though!

About three years into my new job, I noticed that I had gained a few pounds. Okay, more than a few. Almost all my activity outside work had stopped (besides shopping and the motion your arm makes as it brings food to your mouth) and the only work-related exercise I had was making sure my egg didn’t fall out of the spoon in the relay race at the company picnic.

I started watching what I ate, and started exercising at my desk. It was a bit awkward at first, but people got used to seeing me doing simple stretches and wall push-ups at my desk. I lost weight, and started toning up- all by exercising at my desk and watching what I ate.

I have to admit, I fell off the wagon. When I moved back home to Florida, I was out of work for a bit, and when I started work here at ReStockIt, I was in a state of denial about my weight and fitness level. Spurred on by not only my scale, but also by two standing desks and a core ball chair (co-workers seem to be a lot of motivation!), I have gone back to eating correctly and will be firing up my exercise regimen! It so easy, and anyone can do them.

The first one is just breathing. Sit up straight in your chair, making sure your back and shoulders are not slouching, and breathe in, pulling in your core muscles. Hold for however long is comfortable to you, then exhale, making sure your back and shoulders stay straight. I usually do two-to-three sets of 20.

The next one is leg lifts. Give yourself enough clearance that you don’t hit your legs (or anyone else’s) and sitting straight in your chair (back and shoulder’s straight) raise one leg off the floor and hold for five seconds. I don’t give a height to hold your leg for a reason – you know what your body is capable of, not me. I do each leg two sets of 10.

The last one I do is wall push-ups. Stand facing a wall (preferably a sturdy one- not your cubicle) and lean forward, bracing your palms flat on the wall, fingertips pointing toward the ceiling. Do not lock your elbows or knees. Execute a push-up, pushing away from the wall and moving back towards it, keeping your back straight, and breathing with your core. I usually do two sets of five, working up to two sets of 10.

Now, I’m not a fitness expert, nor a personal trainer. Do these with caution, remember to keep your back straight and don’t lock your joints. If you are completely sedentary like I’ve been, this will help immensely. If you’re active, then these just keep you fluid throughout the day. Always remember to walk as much as possible, meaning take the stairs and park away from the building instead of up close. So what are you waiting for? You can do this!

Photo credit:
healthcareaccessmaryland.org
fitnessandwellnessnews.com
exercise.about.com
scintillator.wordpress.com
exerciseballmed.net
exercisestoloseweightquick.com
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