October 2016 Archive

Study confirms the importance of sleep

31 Oct 2016 14:32:18

A recent study has linked lack of sleep with an increased risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson ’s disease so how we can ensure that we get a good night’s sleep?

Sleep may be critical for maintaining brain health

According to a recent study, there may be a link between lack of sleep and the increased risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

The rise of toxic chemicals in the blood after sleep loss may suggest that not getting enough sleep is conductive to a loss of brain tissue. But how can we ensure that we get enough sleep to maintain our brain health? Here are some simple tips which may help:

  1. Try, as much as possible, to have a regular bedtime as this helps to set your internal body clock.
  2. Create a restful sleeping environment. Your bedroom should be neither too hot, nor too cold; and as quiet and dark as possible.
  3. Create a good sleep environment by removing TV’s and technical devices from your bedroom.
  4. Make sure your bed is comfortable. It’s difficult to get deep, restful sleep if it’s too soft, too hard, too small or too old.
  5. Try to relax before going to bed with a warm bath. Adding a few drops of lavender oil to the water may help you sleep better. Spraying your pillow or bedding with a slumber mist can also help you to relax and unwind at bedtime.
  6. Take more exercise. Regular, moderate exercise such as swimming or walking can help relieve the day’s stresses and strains. But not too close to bedtime as it may keep you awake.
  7. Avoid caffeine in tea, coffee or cola in the evening. It interferes with falling asleep and prevents deep sleep. Have a hot milky drink or herbal tea instead.
  8. Too much food or alcohol, especially late at night, can play havoc with sleep patterns. Alcohol may help you fall asleep initially, but will interrupt your sleep later on in the night.
  9. Try wearing bed socks. According to Swiss researchers, you are more likely to fall asleep quickly if your feet and hands are warm.
  10. If you can’t sleep, don’t lie there worrying about it. Get up and do something you find relaxing until you feel sleepy again - then go back to bed.

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10% off our Leg Comfort Collection!

31 Oct 2016 13:51:58

Relieve tired, aching or swollen legs and enhance your overall comfort. For one week only, we’re offering you 10% off our special range of Leg Comfort Products.

Relieve tired, aching or swollen legs and enhance your overall comfort. For one week only, we’re offering you 10% off our special range of Leg Comfort Products.

To take advantage of this great offer TODAY, simply add any product/s from our Leg Comfort Collection range and enter code WDLC10 when prompted. 10% will be automatically deducted from your order.

Reduce pressure on your legs and encourage healthy blood flow with our Restaleg. Enjoy support for your legs and knees with our Multi-use Wedges. Support tired feet and legs in bed with our Leg Rest. Or prevent pressure on your legs in bed with our Bed Cradle.

Terms and Conditions

To redeem this 10% off offer, simply add any item/s from our Leg Comfort Collection category to your basket and enter the offer code WDLC10. This offer only applies to items in our Leg Comfort Collection category. This offer is only available on in-stock items and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer expires at 11.59pm on Tuesday 8th November 2016. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time.

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Big Carp Magazine - October 2016

31 Oct 2016 12:25:12

We’re over the moon that Big Carp Magazine has published news of the Suffolk Disabled Anglers Forum winning the Cosyfeet Community Award!

We’re over the moon that Big Carp Magazine has published news of the Suffolk Disabled Anglers Forum winning the Cosyfeet Community Award!

Cosyfeet Community Award

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The People's Friend - October 2016

28 Oct 2016 10:20:19

We’re thrilled! This week’s People’s Friend mag features our fab new walking shoe and walking boot styles: Minnie and Moose!

We’re thrilled! This week’s People’s Friend mag features our fab new walking shoe and walking boot styles: Minnie and Moose!

Minnie and Moose

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Free delivery on all orders over £30!

27 Oct 2016 15:32:04

Spend £30 or more on any item/s and get FREE UK delivery saving you £4.99! Take advantage of this great offer TODAY.

Spend £30 or more on any item/s and get FREE UK delivery saving you £4.99! Take advantage of this great offer TODAY.

Spend £30 or more on any item/s and get FREE UK delivery saving you £4.99! Take advantage of this great offer TODAY.

All you need to do to take advantage of this amazing offer is add the item/s you wish to order to your basket and enter the offer code CFHALFP when prompted. This offer is only available for a limited time only so you will have to act fast to take advantage of this amazing promotion. Offer ends 11.59pm on Monday 31st October 2016.

You’ll find a shoe to suit every outfit and occasion in our collection of extra roomy leather and fabric shoes for men and women.

Feel warm and comfy on chilly days with our special collection of extra roomy boots for men and women.

Enjoy year-round comfort with our collection of slippers. Snuggle up with our warm-lined styles or keep cool and comfy with cotton.

Keep your feet comfy and cosy with our collection of warm socks. Choose from thermal socks, wool socks and our Super-soft Bed Socks.

Terms and Conditions

To redeem our FREE delivery offer (UK standard delivery) on all orders of £30 or more, simply add any item/s worth £30 or more to your basket and enter the code CFHALFP when prompted. This offer expires at 11.59pm on Monday 31st October 2016. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Offer available on in-stock item/s only and/or if all item/s are in stock.

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Daily Mail - 25th October 2016

26 Oct 2016 14:35:38

It's great to see that our amazing Diabetic Friendly Socks were featured in a recent Daily Mail​ article

It's great to see that our amazing Diabetic Friendly Socks were featured in a recent Daily Mail​ article (number 5): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3868972/Struggling-poor-circulation-reveal-5-best-medical-socks-feet-thin.html

Product featured: Wool‑rich Softhold® Seam‑free Cushioned Sole (FQ)

Link: https://www.cosyfeet.com/wool-rich-softhold-seam-free-cushioned-sole

Diabetic Friendly Socks

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Customer request: Slippers for swollen feet

24 Oct 2016 09:16:30

I would recommend our new Diane slipper as it’s got lots of space for swollen or problem toes.

Customer request: I have swollen feet and a very sore big toe. I desperately need some new slippers but I’m not sure which ones to choose.

Liz, our Cosyfeet Shop Manager & Fitting Expert says:
I would recommend our new Diane slipper as it’s got lots of space for swollen or problem toes. It’s also a really comfy slipper as it’s got a lovely cushioning insole. If your feet are very swollen you can take the insole out to give you even more room. I also like this style because you can adjust it to fit your foot shape and simply slip it on. My personal favourite is the Plum Floral colourway as I think it looks really pretty.

Diane

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Carp-Talk Magazine - October 2016

20 Oct 2016 15:59:13

Carp-Talk magazine is spreading the word about the wonderful work of the Suffolk Disabled Anglers' Forum, winner of the Cosyfeet Community Award!

Carp-Talk magazine is spreading the word about the wonderful work of the Suffolk Disabled Anglers' Forum, winner of the Cosyfeet Community Award!

Cosyfeet Community Award

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Is there a book inside you?

20 Oct 2016 13:52:04

National Novel Writing Month is an annual, internet-based creative writing project that takes place during November. It challenges participants to write 50,000 words over the month.

National Novel Writing Month is an annual, internet-based creative writing project that takes place during November. It challenges participants to write 50,000 words over the month.

The goal of National Novel Writing Month is to get people writing and keep them motivated throughout the process. The website provides participants with tips for writer’s block, local places writers are meeting and an online community of support. The idea is to focus on completion instead of perfection and encourages writers to finish their first draft so that it can later be edited at the author’s discretion.

National Novel Writing Month’s main goal is to encourage creativity worldwide. The project started in July 1999 with 21 participants, but by the 2010 event, over 200,000 people took part and wrote a total of over 2.8 billion words.

Writers wishing to participate must first register on the project’s website, where they can post profiles and information about their novels, including synopses and excerpts. Word counts are validated on the site, with writers submitting a copy of their novel for automatic counting.

To find out more visit www.nanowrimo.org

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Older people in the UK give 1.4 billion hours a year to volunteering

17 Oct 2016 13:38:38

Research by Royal Voluntary Service, our charity of the year, shows that nearly half of 55-74 year olds in the UK currently volunteer.

Research by Royal Voluntary Service, our charity of the year, shows that nearly half of 55-74 year olds in the UK currently volunteer. This equates to 1.4 billion hours per year.

With public sector cuts and the demand for volunteers so high, Royal Voluntary Service believes even more needs to be done to entice older adults to consider volunteering.

They believe that persuading more of this age group to volunteer has duel benefits. Previous research conducted for the charity found that older people who volunteer are happier and healthier than their counterparts who don’t. This is supported by recent reports identifying how remaining active in older age can delay the onset of frailty. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia found that a retired person’s risk of death is dramatically lowered if they take part in social activities regularly with others once they finish work.

"Older people have so much to offer; their experience, skills and talents would be worth a fortune in the job market, yet many choose to be generous with their time and volunteer. Sadly we are failing to realise and harness this talent as much as we could. We need to do more to motivate older adults to volunteer which will provide the help that is so desperately needed and at the same time, will give them an opportunity to meet new people and to remain active and engaged in their local community.

Volunteering in retirement should be normalised so it becomes a little like work experience for young people; a must have part of their post work plans. It’s vital to engage older people before they leave a company and to achieve this the voluntary sector needs to work with Government and businesses to convince future retirees to include volunteering when planning the next phase of their life." David McCullough, chief executive Royal Voluntary Service

To search for volunteering opportunities in your local area visit the Royal Voluntary Service website: http://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/volunteer.

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