Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More People Walking, Cycling As High Gas Prices Soar: Xenna CEO Says Proper Foot Care More Important Than Ever

GBB Note: While parts of Fayette County have access to golf carts and the path system, we still show off our feet as we stop and chat with friends we run across on the paths. Yep, saving gasoline is a beautiful feeling these days.

/24-7PressRelease/ - With gas prices at record highs, many people reminisce fondly of the days when gas was cheap enough to drive just about anywhere. While those days are gone forever, there are some positive side effects of the energy crisis. Walking and cycling more means that people will be getting more exercise and generating less pollution.

Carol J. Buck is CEO of Xenna Corporation (www.xenna.com), which distributes natural foot care products. She says, "I believe that most of the time, it's possible to turn lemons into lemonade. I plan to get my moped fixed and do more walking when shopping and visiting friends. So, high gas prices may have done me a favor."

Buck adds, "We all need to exercise more and fill ups over $50 are a great incentive to think of other ways to get from Point A to Point B. But, while walking more is great exercise and saves energy, it takes a toll on feet. Like tires on a car, feet require maintenance."

In the U.S., many people are accustomed to driving everywhere - even to the neighborhood grocery a few blocks away. Ray Alexander, a media buyer with Atlanta-based Media Brokers International, Inc., says, "Because of time and convenience, I was used to jumping in the truck to go to the grocery store three blocks away. Now, I walk there."

Alexander says, "Rather than drive, my wife and I decided to walk to my son's sporting event, about a mile from our house. I wore sandals, and when I got home my feet ached, and I noticed for the first time they were dry and cracked, so I grabbed some CalleX Ointment we had in the bathroom. One event caused me to try the product, and it worked great. I've used NonyX Nail Gel also, and was very pleased with the results."

According to Buck, "With people walking more because of high gas prices, it's more important than ever to take care of our feet. Xenna's NonyX Nail Gel and CalleX Dry Heel Ointment are natural, diabetic-friendly products that help make feet look and feel better."

NonyX Nail Gel (www.nonyx.com) is a topical, easy-to-use, diabetic-friendly gel used by podiatrists, but also sold through mass retailers and chain drugstores, that breaks down and removes keratin debris -- the discolored, yellow or thick, granular buildup under nails that causes them to appear yellow or discolored. NonyX Gel softens keratin debris using natural ethanoic acid, and permits it to be scraped out from under the nail, beginning after about four weeks.

For those with rough, dry or cracked skin on heels and soles, Xenna's acid-free, diabetic-friendly CalleX Ointment (www.callexointment.com) uses natural enzymes to thin and soften hardened, thickened skin and remove dry, cracked or scaly buildup.

Patented CalleX Ointment uses natural enzymes (subtilisin and aminopeptidase) to exfoliate unsightly flakes and thin hardened soles and toes. Free of potentially irritating acids, colorants, parabens and lanolin, these natural enzymes exfoliate ONLY dry, hardened skin, leaving normal skin unaffected, as it moisturizes and rejuvenates dry, cracked heels.

Lightly fragranced with refreshing, natural peppermint oil, CalleX Ointment is sold in a 1.75 oz. jar. With daily use, complete exfoliation and/or softening takes between 2 and 4 weeks.

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