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I am Sharon, 64 and very proud of it!  I am on my way to a new, fine turned, trim and toned body like I use to have.  Read my full story on how to achieve amazing results in just 5 weeks...>Click here

I got ENERGY to spare!

I am Melynda, a mother of 2 and a RN.  At 35 I was begining to feel the pressure of keeping up with my active children and demanding job.  While fullfilled and happy, I was always tired and short of feel well.  Working out with Coach changed all that.  Now, I have energy to spare and I can't stop smiling.  I am really, really happy!  Come see the Coach!   You can change your life, get shapely and feel great.  No need to feel tired or 'get old'.  Age is just a number around here.  We are the picture of youth!

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I hated smelly gyms, exercising and getting all sweaty. OMG! Dare to Be Fit change all that for me!

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Hi, I am Juile age 46.  I never like working out, getting all sweaty and I don't like gyms.  But since I became a member of Dare to Be Fit, all that has changed.  I am no longer on blood pressure medication.  I look and feel more energic and trim.  People are comlimenting me all the time on how much I have changed.  I smile a lot more because I feel so good.  Coach discovered the 'gym rat' in me and I am proud to say that I am in the best shape ever at 46 years old.  If you are serious about exercise and healthy choices, then Coach, Ray and Ty will lead you every step of the way.  Dare to Be Fit is like my very own personal training club.  

Thanks for keeping me smiling!

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Hello, Mr. Blister

Where'd you come from? What will make you go away? And how can I keep you from returning?

After a long day wearing the wrong shoes, you come home to searing pain on the bottom of your foot. It’s a blister that is so tender and painful that you vow to never wear those shoes again. If only you could keep your promise…

Called a vesicle in the medical world, a blister is a raised area of skin that contains a watery liquid. Most blisters are harmless and will heal on their own with simple home-care treatments, but in rare cases blisters require medical attention.

Wish you could keep your feet far from the pain of blisters? Read on to learn how.

If you want a place in the sun, you had better be prepared to put up with a few blisters. - Abigail Van Buren

Blistering Causes

Wearing ill-fitting shoes for too long or working with a tool in your hand are two common reasons people get blisters on their feet and hands. Breaking in a new pair of shoes, walking a long distance in high heels, raking the entire yard, or digging with a shovel in your garden are all causes for blisters caused by friction between your skin and an object. As the skin rubs repetitively against something like a shoe or rake, the layers of skin begin to separate and the space between them fills with fluid.

Other causes of blisters are burns from hot objects, steam, flames, sunburn, or radiation; skin contact with chemicals, allergens (poison ivy or poison oak), or other irritants (cosmetics); drug reactions; extreme cold temperatures; infections (chicken pox, shingles, herpes, or impetigo); and genetic diseases.

Three autoimmune diseases can also cause blisters. Bullous pemphigoid, which mostly affects older people, causes mild blisters that heal quickly. Severe, painful blisters on the skin or in the mouth are a symptom of pemphigus vulgaris, a dangerous skin disease. And dermatitis herpetiformis is a chronic disease linked to gluten sensitivity that causes small, itchy blisters to break out on the skin.

Blistered Treatment

If possible, the best thing to do when you have a blister caused by friction, burns, or allergens is to leave it alone and cover it with a bandage. Most times, it will heal on its own and the fluid will drain back into your skin. Popping a blister or puncturing the top layer will open up the skin, allowing bacteria to enter and increasing your risk of infection.

A blister that's causing extreme pain can be carefully drained to relieve pain. After washing your hands and the blister, use a sterilized sharp needle to puncture the blister near its edge. Keep the top layer of skin intact and let the blister drain. Then apply an antibacterial ointment and cover it with a bandage, changing the bandage daily.

When you suspect a blister is caused by an infection or skin condition or if you're unsure where the blister came from, make an appointment to see your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment options.

Blister Prevention

The best kind of blister is the one you'll never get. To prevent blisters on your feet, it's important to wear comfortable shoes for the particular activity you're doing. Wear hiking boots when hiking, running shoes when running, and forget the high heels when dressing up. Thick socks, socks that reduce moisture, and supportive insoles may also help lessen your likelihood of blisters on your feet. If you feel a blister starting to form from constant friction, cover the skin with a bandage until you can change shoes.

When working in the yard or using tools around the house, wear gloves to protect your hands from developing blisters.