As a blogger and a Baby Boomer, I get to try new products that are designed to help us as we grow older. We may still feel young but as we age, we have to deal with obstacles and indignities that can be frustrating. Here are 5 practical solutions to make it easier to deal with the challenges of aging.
1. The Back Thing
Problem: Back pain from just getting older.
Solution: A chair device to support your back.
Oh, my aching back! How many times have you bent in the wrong direction and suddenly . . . Ouch? It happens and much more frequently when you’re older. There’s a solution to your back pain that’s easy to use and really works. It’s called “The Back Thing.”
The Back Thing is a support device you put in the back of a chair or car seat. It keeps your back straight and makes it more comfortable to sit. One side is harder than the other so you can switch to whichever is most comfortable.
I like that it’s portable so you can take it anywhere you go. It works best on a chair or couch that has a deep seat as it can cause your knees to hang over your chair. Otherwise, it’s very comfortable and does the job.
2. Because Market Disposable Underwear for Women
Problem: One of the challenges of aging that we women have to deal with is leaking whenever we laugh or sneeze.
Solution: Attractive disposable underwear that keeps you from having embarrassing moments.
Do you wet your pants on occasion but feel embarrassed buying disposable underwear at the market? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could have them shipped to your door?
Because Market disposable panties are made with a breathable cotton blend so they never feel like diapers.
There’s a quiz on their website you can take to make sure you get the exact size and style you need depending on your needs from minor drips to heavier streams. Each pantie is lightweight, flexible, and has maximum absorbency.
In addition to disposable underwear, they also sell pads, men’s products, wipes, skincare, and supplements.
The company sent me the Willow style below. My dog was added for cuteness.
And look! They come in three classy colors!
I choose not to model them because well, they’re underwear.
But I can tell you they’re soft and comfortable and if I start laughing really hard I won’t have to worry about peeing my pants.
Thank you to Because Market for sending me a package of panties!
3. Smarty Pants Women’s Formula Vitamins
Problem: Swallowing vitamins that make you want to choke.
Solution: Immunity-boosting gummy vitamins made with all-natural ingredients. We all need that these days.
I’m someone who avoids taking supplements at all costs mainly because they make me feel like gagging when I swallow them. I’m also not a fan of multi-vitamins because they’re usually so concentrated they make me nauseous.
I tried them and I love that they come in gummy form. They’re made with high-quality ingredients free of GMOs, synthetic colors, artificial flavors and preservatives, yeast, wheat, milk, eggs, soy, gluten, peanuts, tree nut allergies, fish allergens, shellfish, and salicylates.
That should cover most people with food allergies. Plus, they’re low in sugar, unlike most gummies, because they are sweetened with fruit.
The formula also has most of the nutrients that older women need except for calcium. It includes multi and Omega 3s, vitamin D3 for immunity, vitamin B12 for energy, CoQ10 for Heart Health and Vitamin K for Bones.
I found them to be quite tasty and it’s a great practical solution for those who hate swallowing vitamins!
Give them a try and see for yourself!
Thank you to Smarty Pants for gifting me my bottle of vitamins!
4. Perennial Gut & Brain Liquid Nutrition
Problem: A couple of the more annoying challenges of aging is when we start having problems with indigestion or memory loss.
Solution: A plant-based nutrition drink that does more than just fill up your tummy to keep you alive.
When you think of adult liquid nutrition we most often think of Boost or Enfamil and associate it with someone who is ill or malnourished. Perennial Daily Gut & Brain is different in that it’s a 140 calorie drink with vitamins rich in calcium, folate, and choline. However, it also contains prebiotic fiber for digestive health, 32mg DHA Omega-3s as well as other ingredients for brain health, and 8g of complete protein.
Flavors are chocolate and vanilla and it is sweetened with organic cane sugar.
Note: The formula contains soy so if you are sensitive, you should avoid it. It also contains iron, which is not something most older women need unless you are anemic.
If you are looking for a nutritious and easy-to-drink snack to take along with you anywhere give it a try.
5. Cordial Organics Restore Stick
Problem: One of the major challenges of aging we experience is sore muscles. One wrong move and ouch!
Solution: A CBD infused Roll-on stick to relieve pain
Cordial Organic’s Restore Stick is made with whole flowers and CBD oil as well as shea butter and other natural ingredients like peppermint. It has an herbaceous aroma but not a heavy menthol scent like other topical pain remedies.
To apply, push up from the bottom like an ice cream pop. (It took me a minute to figure that out)
The product doesn’t feel warm when you apply it but is soothing because of the CBD. The scent will make you feel like you’re in an herb garden and it’s energizing.
Got an ache in your feet or knees? Give it a try!
6. Stiff Mother Trucker
Another great product for stiffness, which is always an aging challenge is Stiff Mother Trucker. Don’t you just love the name? It really describes how we feel when we’re stiff.
It’s an all natural formula that is paraben, gluten, sulfate, and artificial dye free. You’ll love it if you have sore muscles, inflammation from bee and insect bites, back pain, foot pain, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, stiff neck and other aches and pains.
All you do is put a dime-size drop on your sore spot, rub it in for about 30 seconds and then let it work. It has a slight peppermint/camphor scent and stimulates your body’s natural functions to soothe pain and inflammation. Made in the U.S.A.
7. Pill Organizer
Problem: Too many pills and vitamins to keep track of.
Solution: A pill organizer with compartments for all sizes of medication.
For those who take multiple medications or supplements, one of the problems with pill organizers is that not everything fits in them. The AUVON Weekly Pill organizer is divided so you can organize 3-times-per day doses and gives you enough room to fit extra large capsules.
It’s colorful and still compact enough to pack in a suitcase and is made of sturdy plastic that won’t fall apart when you open and close it.
This handy pill organizer is made with non-toxic materials and the company offers a 12-month warranty if you experience any issues with it.
8. A BrightTech Magnifying Light
Problem: Reading small print or fine detail that you can’t see even with reading glasses.
Solution: A powerful magnifying glass with LED light that can also double as a floor lamp.
BrightTech has a variety of magnifier lamps, floor lamps, & table lamps. I got to try out their Lightview Pro Magnifying Glass with LED Floor Lamp & Rolling Base Stand in Black with a 3-diopter lens.
It has an adjustable dimmer lamp that you can use as a magnifier or a floor lamp. The lens is 4.5” with a 15 inch+ focal range. Another feature is its LED light. An LED doesn’t get hot like a standard bulb so you can work under it for as long as you wish without breaking a sweat.
Once I got it out of the box (it’s a little heavy because it’s so sturdy) it was easy to put it together. All I had to do was insert the pole and turn a screw.
The arm of the magnifier can be adjusted to any position depending on what you’re doing. Use it for reading, sewing, metalworking or anything that requires fine detail without straining your eyes.
I love the round base because it’s fitted with spinner wheels to easily move around the room.
There have been so many times I’ve had to squint to see tiny print and I find it almost impossible to thread a needle anymore. The magnifier lens is perfect for both. As far as I’m concerned, every Baby Boomer who loves to read or do detail work should have one.
It’s an attractive high-tech floor lamp
Sometimes I make videos sitting at my computer desk and need light for my face. The Lightview Pro has a flip cover to hide the magnifier lens so it can be used as a ring light if you’re filming a video.
Thank you to Brightech for sending me this wonderful lamp!
Are you in need of solutions to help you deal with the challenges of aging?
I hope one of these products help you deal with problems you face every day. I may add more if I come across something new so make sure to come back to this post again.
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