September 2014 Archive

Keep healthy and active with pets

30 Sep 2014 17:17:02

According to research, pets are good for us. Stroking dogs and cats or even watching fish swimming in their tank can lower your blood pressure and heart rate.

Pets are good for us

Keep Active

According to research, pets are good for us. Stroking dogs and cats or even watching fish swimming in their tank can lower your blood pressure and heart rate. Taking your dog for regular walks can provide you with a daily exercise routine.

Studies also indicate that pet owners require fewer visits to the doctor. Research carried out at Cambridge University found that owning a pet can improve our general health in less than a month, with pet owners reporting fewer minor ailments such as headaches, coughs and colds.

The health and social benefits are clear with some health professionals prescribing the adoption of a pet to combat depression, loneliness, inactivity, neurosis and stress.

Researcher Dr Zhiqiang Feng says: ‘It is well known that pet ownership may help alleviate feelings of loneliness and depression in older people, but one area that has received little attention is the effect of dog ownership on the physical activity levels of the elderly.

‘Our results show that dog ownership is associated with an increased level of physical activity in the over-65s. On average, older dog owners were 12 per cent more active than their counterparts who did not own a dog.’

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Free delivery on orders over £30

30 Sep 2014 16:02:56

For a limited time only, spend £30 or more on any full-price items and get free UK delivery saving you £4.75!

For a limited time only, spend £30 or more on any full-price items and get free UK delivery saving you £4.75!

Choose from Women's Footwear, Men's Footwear, Socks, Hosiery, Foot Comfort and Keep Active products. Plus don't forget to take a look at what's NEW this autumn including stylish shoes, warm winter boots, ultra-comfy socks and pain-relieving insoles. New to our collection of creams and lotions, our soothing Aloe Vera products are ideal for dry, sensitive or irritated skin.

To take advantage of this great offer, simply add any product/s (excluding sale items) to your basket worth £30 or more and enter the offer code WDOCTFP when prompted. Your order will automatically qualify for free delivery. Offer ends at 11.59pm on 7th October 2014. Terms apply*

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To take advantage of this free UK delivery offer (UK standard) worth £4.75, simply add any product/s (excluding sale items) from Cosyfeet.com worth £30 or more to your basket and enter the code WDOCTFP when prompted. If the order value is over £30 (excluding delivery) you'll receive free UK delivery. Offer is only eligible on full-price, in-stock items. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer expires at 11.59pm on 7th October 2014. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

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Get knitting and raise money for charity!

30 Sep 2014 14:54:06

The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people. You knit the hats, innocent drinks wear them and 25p of every drink sold will go to Age UK.

The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people. You knit the hats, innocent drinks wear them and 25p of every drink sold will go to Age UK.

How to get involved:

  1. 1. Choose your pattern from the knitting patterns at www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/events-and-challenges/the-big-knit/. Alternatively, why not try out your own ideas – it could be inspired by anything from a new fashion trend to your favourite fruit!
  2. 2. Knit your hats and send them by 14th November 2014 to: The Big Knit, Age UK, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA
  3. 3. Keep an eye out in stores in February 2015 when the hats you’ve knitted will be sold on innocent smoothie bottles!

How the Big Knit helps older people

As many as 25,000 older people may die needlessly this winter because of the cold. The money raised through the Big Knit supports Age Uk’s ‘Spread the Warmth’ campaign, helping older people during the cold winter months through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.

The Big Knit is also a great way to bring people and communities together. Knitting groups have been held up and down the country for people to get involved, share patterns and have a cup of tea or two!

If you have any questions or want to find out more information, contact the Big Knit team at bigknit@ageuk.org.uk.

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Choice Magazine - 24th September 2014

25 Sep 2014 13:50:18

Copper is a nutrient known to have anti-inflammatory properties in the body. Many people wear copper bracelets to help ease arthritis...

Copper Insoles Ease Arthritis: http://www.choicemag.co.uk/category/health/copper_insoles_ease_arthritis

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Oapschat - 23rd September 2014

24 Sep 2014 10:43:11

Many people wear copper bracelets to help ease arthritis, but have you ever thought of wearing copper in your shoes?

Copper Insoles From Cosyfeet to Ease Arthritis Or Joint Pain: http://www.oapschat.co.uk/25-health/well-being/204-copper-insoles-from-cosyfeet-to-ease-arthritis-or-joint-pain

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World Reflexology Week

23 Sep 2014 12:44:45

Running from 22-28 September 2014, World Reflexology Week aims to bring together reflexologists from around the world to raise awareness of the complementary health therapy.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is based on the theory that different points on the feet or hand correspond with different areas of the body. It involves the application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion.

The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. There has been some positive research projects carried out with reflexology; as yet, there is not a large enough body of evidence for clinical claims of effectiveness to be made.

Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr William Fitzgerald developed 'Zone therapy'. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone. In the 1930's, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is known as reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.

You can find out more by visiting the Association of Reflexology website at www.aor.org.uk.

Foot Reflexology Chart

Special Offer – Save £9 on our Reflexology insoles. Now only £6! They gently massage the pressure points of the feet helping to boost circulation, improve breathing and relax muscle tension. Click here to view them.

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Win a Kindle Fire HD 7

23 Sep 2014 11:49:18

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and you could win a Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet 8GB!

Win a Kindle Fire

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and you could win a Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet 8GB (RRP: £119.00). With up to 10 hours of battery life, this thin, lightweight, portable device lets you read, surf the web on Wi-Fi, watch video and listen to music. The Kindle Fire HD 7 tablet is very powerful and provides enless entertainment. It has a fast quad-core processor, 7" HD display and both front & rear cameras.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply follow the Facebook link and click on the 'like' button and/or follow the Twitter link and click on 'follow'.

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To be entered into the prize draw for a Kindle Fire HD 7 Tablet 8GB (RRP: £119.00), simply follow the Facebook link and 'like' the Cosyfeet Facebook page and/or follow the Twitter link and 'follow' the Cosyfeet Twitter page. The closing date for entries is 11.59pm on the 7th October 2014. No entries will be accepted after this time. One winner will be selected by random and will be notified by message on Facebook and/or Twitter. The judge's decision is final. Prize cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative. This competition only applies to new 'likes' or 'follows' We reserve the right to withdraw this prize draw at any time.

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Our Top Ten Uses for Lavender Oil

19 Sep 2014 09:40:33

Lavender is possibly one of the most versatile herbs in the world and the therapeutic uses for its pure essential oil are seemingly endless.

The only essential oil you will ever need!

Lavender is probably the most versatile of all essential oils. The delicate fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – both physically and emotionally. In fact carrying a bottle of lavender around with you is like having your own personal first aid kit, perfume and pick-me-up!

Here are our top ten ways to use lavender in your daily life:

1. Keep calm
A drop applied to the temples or back of the wrists helps relieve tension and provides a feeling of serenity. A few drops in a hot bath will make you feel relaxed and help relieve anxiety. You can also try putting a few drops on a cotton wool ball and placing it in a small glass bowl. It creates a calming effect and rids the room of any unpleasant odours.

2. Sleep well
Diffusing lavender into your bedroom can help you unwind and have a blissful night’s sleep. Alternatively, try putting a couple of drops on a pillow before you go to bed.

3. Great for insect bites and bee stings
Put a drop of lavender oil on a bee sting or insect bite to stop itching and reduce any swelling.

4. Relieve aches and pains
Lavender oil is renowned for easing muscular aches and pains. Try adding 5 drops of lavender oil per 10ml of vegetable oil and massaging it into the skin.

5. Prevent nausea or motion sickness
To alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness, place a drop of lavender oil on the end of your tongue, behind your ears or around your navel.

6. Stop nosebleeds
To stop a nosebleed, put a drop of lavender oil on a tissue and wrap it around a small chip of ice. Push the tissue covered ice chip under the middle of the top lip to the base of the nose and hold as long as comfortable or until the bleeding stops.

7. Help get rid of dandruff
Rub several drops of lavender oil into the scalp to help eliminate dandruff.

8. Treat your feet to a foot spa
Lavender oil can be used in footbaths by adding a few drops to warm water. Try putting some pebbles or marbles into the foot bowl and gently rolling your feet over them. Inhale the gorgeous aroma while you rub the soles of your feet back and forth over the pebbles or marbles – it’s just like having your own foot masseur!

9. Freshen fabrics
Place a few drops on a cloth or laundry drier sheet to freshen and naturally deodorise clothes, sheets and pillow cases.

10. Repel insects and moths
Place a few drops on a cotton ball for wardrobes and linen drawers to ward off insects and moths.

Click here to find out more about our premium-quality Pure Lavender Oil. To ensure consistency and quality the lavender used to make this oil is field-distilled as soon as it’s harvested so you can’t get any fresher!

Lavender

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Huge reductions in our Keep Active Clearance Sale

17 Sep 2014 08:52:34

Our autumn footwear's here so there's not much room in our warehouse. We're creating some much needed space with a Keep Active Clearance Sale.

Grab yourself a bargain! Our autumn footwear's here so there's not much room in our warehouse. We're creating some much needed space with a Keep Active Clearance Sale.

Why not treat your feet to some TLC with our CCS® Heel Balm, an excellent price at only £6! Or how about the Handy Bar to help you in and out of your car with ease, reduced from £35 to only £20. Also measure steps taken, distance covered & calories burned with our Omron Walking Style III Pedometer, now £15

You can also give your feet a boost and save £9 on our 5 Point Reflexology Insoles which are now reduced to clear. Hurry though, as quantities are limited and once they're gone, they're gone!

Please click here to view all of the items in the sale.

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August 2014 Review Entry

12 Sep 2014 11:07:23

Mrs Jennifer Wardhaugh from Belfast has won a £50 Cosyfeet voucher for submitting a product review in August. Well done Jennifer!

Mrs Jennifer Wardhaugh from Belfast has won a £50 Cosyfeet voucher for submitting a product review in August.

Well done Jennifer!

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