We at NuovaHealth are often asked about the differences between the Gel Heel Lifts and the Height Increasing Insoles in our height increase range of products. In this article we aim to answer some of the common questions we get asked so you can make a better informed purchase decision.
Gel Heel Lifts
The silicone gel heel lifts are more versatile and adjustable than the height increasing insoles allowing a more precise height increase. You simply stack as many layers as you want to achieve the desired height you need. Each layer adds 7mm to your height; in a pack you get 5 layers which equal 35mm or 1.5 inches in added height. Buy an extra pair and you can stack the layers even higher for an added height gain of 3 inches.
The Gel heel lifts are ideal for leg length discrepancy (where one leg is shorter than the other.) The gel heel lifts are ideal because of the precise way in which you can adjust the height.
The gel heel lifts are also ideal for small shoes that are too small for the height increasing insoles, they will fit all your shoes and trainers and you can adjust them so the heel lift fits snugly inside the shoe instead of being constrained by lack of space.
Height Increasing Insoles
Height increasing insoles are designed to be more comfortable than the gel heel lifts and are more substantial and solid. They are also designed to last. However these advantages are reduced by the fact that they are not as adjustable as the gel heel lifts as there are only 2 layers but those 2 layers allow for a respectable 2 inches gained in height. Due to the lack of adjustability height increasing insoles are not recommended for leg length discrepancy. Height increasing insoles also take more room in the shoe and so are only recommended for larger footwear like boots.
However it must be reiterated that the Height Increasing Insoles are the best quality product, offering superior comfort and more of a lift.
For medical conditions such as leg length discrepancy we recommend the heel lifts. We also recommend the heel lifts for everyday trainers and shoes where there is not a lot of room for the feet. The height increasing insoles offer superior comfort and added increase in height but lack in adjustability and should only be worn with boots with plenty of room for the feet. We recommend trying the heel lifts at first and if you enjoy them you may want to invest in the height increasing insoles for your boots.
If you are involved in athletics then you can benefit from the use of sports insoles. Sports insoles offer reduced risk of injury and improve performance.
Running is an example of an activity that can be improved by the use of sports insoles. Running is extremely popular due to the high amount of calories it burns, the ease in which you can take part and the improvement in your cardiovascular health however running comes with risks. When your foot hits the ground the force generated is equal to 5x your body weight and this force is transmitted throughout the foot and up the legs and into your lower back. This force is then repeated over and over again as you run. The problem is that over time it results in strain on the knee joints and the lower back resulting in pain.
Sports insoles benefit you by absorbing the shock as you hit the ground. The impact is reduced and so straining is reduced. Sports insoles also come with a specially designed arch support. The arch support is an orthotic feature. The orthotic creates an extra cushioning effect on the foot which will alleviate conditions such as flat foot (that can be made worse by running) and help to create an optimal and mechanically efficient posture further reducing pain in the knees and the lower back.
In conclusion many people take up running and athletics as part of their new year’s resolution and we fully support this as it offers tremendous health benefits. Nuova Health however caution new runners because running is a high impact activity you can make certain conditions worse. Sports insoles can reduce the risk of injuring yourself so you can enjoy all the benefits of running or sport and not have to suffer any of the downsides.
Nuova Health sell high quality insoles designed for all types of conditions. We recommend you take a look at our sports insoles.
People often ask us: “Is there a way to get taller?” In this article we will discuss various ways we know can help you to grow taller.
If your growth plates have not closed yet (you are under the age of 21) then by stimulating your growth hormones you can gain more height.
Growing taller can be as easy as sleeping more. Growth Hormone levels spike during the deepest levels of sleep. Make sure to get at least 9 hours sleep a day. In order to sleep well we recommend waking up and going to bed at the same time every single day – this will help to set your circadian rhythm (think of this as a kind of clock inside your brain that determines when you wake up and when you fall to sleep.) An efficient circadian rhythm will make falling to sleep easy and you will be able to reach the deepest levels of sleep required for the highest growth hormone boost required for height gain.
Eat well but eat healthily. This means eat a lot but it must be healthy food such as lean proteins, dairy, vegetables and whole grains. Cut down on trans-fatty foods and reduce alcohol consumption.
Maintain healthy levels of body fat
Eat well but not so much that you gain excess body fat. Make sure to measure bodyfat levels and keep them low. Bodyfat contains aromatose enzymes that will convert testosterone into estrogen. Estrogen has been found to help in closing the growth plates thus limiting height gain.
Exercise and stretch well
We recommend basketball and high intensity training. Basketball will help you to stretch your spine and stimulate your bones to grow whilst high intensity training will boost human growth hormone production.
We have touched on some of the basics required for growing taller from which you can conduct your own research. For those looking for instant height gain we recommend using either our height increasing insoles or gel heel lifts.
What is plantar fasciitis?
An inflamed plantar fascia can be extremely painful; it can be caused by overuse of the plantar fascia and can be difficult to treat. It is estimated that at least 10% of the population of America will suffer from this condition over a life time. The pain is often felt at the bottom of the heel, the pain also usually builds up and gets worse over time. Plantar fasciitis can also result in an increased likelihood of pain in the knees due to the way a person shifts their weight into an unnatural posture in an effort to relieve pain on the heel.
How do you treat plantar fasciitis?
We are not qualified to give medical advice, we advice talking to a doctor about this condition. In the time being here are some tips to help relief your heel pain:
Avoid walking for long distances and standing for long periods of time.
Stretch your calf muscle and the plantar fascia.
Use a good support device
We have sourced special plantar fasciitis orthotic insoles and plantar fasciitis heel pads designed to alleviate the pain and eliminate friction on the heel. The special orthotic design also supports correct posture helping to eliminate niggling lower back and knee pain.
All our products come with a special 1 year money back guarantee – if for whatever reason you are not happy then you can just send them back and you get all your money back – we are so certain that you will just love our products. You have nothing to lose and you won’t get that guarantee anywhere else!
In conclusion to this article we recommend you do something – plantar fasciitis doesn’t just go away by itself – you need to rest, stretch and support the plantar fascia in order to alleviate the pain and return it to good health.
Have you ever wondered why some smaller Hollywood actors can be cast for tall roles in films and actually appear to be tall in those films? An example of this would be Tom Cruise (who is reported to be around 5ft 7 in height) playing the 6ft 6 Jack Reacher in his new film. This is all possible due to a mixture of camera tricks, double actors and height increasing insoles and or heel lifts. Height increasing insoles are an extremely simple trick, you simply place them inside the shoe and they lift the heel of your foot giving you an instant increase in height and because they are hidden inside the shoe it appears that the person is taller than they really are.
Not only Height increasing insoles are being worn in Hollywood but they are also used extensively in politics and high powered business in an effort to gain an edge. Taller people do appear more dominant so by wearing height increasing insoles men can gain an edge in their careers and over other men. Another benefit is the fact that women are attracted to taller men as well. Imagine being well paid and attracting the girl of your dreams?
How much taller can height increasing insoles make you? Nuova Health sells two different types; the first is an insole that by using both layers can increase your height by up to 2 inches, secondly we have a gel heel lift which can increase your height by up to 3 inches if you stack 10 layers together. If you add all this to a boot with a small heel then you can easily gain 4 inches in total. A 4 inch height gain can be life changing. Imagine how differently people would react to you if you where 4 inches taller? Best of all this kind of height gain is instant and affordable, so what are you waiting for?
Pinhole glasses allow anyone with blurry version (whether that is someone who is short-sighted or long-sighted) to be able to see clearly but how do they work and do they work?
You can test the theory of pinhole glasses yourself, right now, without any special equipment. First of all make sure you are in a brightly lit room then close one of your eyes and then place your first in front of your other eye only letting in a small amount of light through a small hole between the finger nearest your thumb. Experiment with the size and the positioning of the small hole in front of your eyes and then you will be soon amazed that there is a marked improvement in your vision without having to strain your eye.
The small hole helps to focus the light thus enhancing the quality of the image you see. Pinhole glasses work on this concept using many tiny holes to build up a bigger but clearer picture.
It is thought that if the pinhole glasses help to focus the light for you without straining the eyes they may be able to help as part of an eye exercise routine to improve eyesight naturally. Some people report that wearing pinhole glasses for 15 minutes a day can cause noticeable improvement in vision within 4 weeks. If you are short-sighted then use pinhole glasses whilst watching TV and if you are long-sighted use them whilst reading. This way you can train your eyes to see clearly in these situations that cause you problems.
Obviously a lot of research needs to be done on the effects of pinhole glasses. We would advice you not to wear them whilst driving a car or operating dangerous machinery and to take care because they do limit peripheral vision. Many people have reported benefits however others have not. They are cheap and durable and worth a go as part of a wider eye care regime. Nuova Health sell pinhole glasses and whilst we cannot make any medical guarantees – if you are not satisfied whilst using pinhole glasses you can return them after a year and get a full refund. How is that for a guarantee? Try them out and if they don’t work then return them – you have nothing to lose. Also let us know how they work for you as we want to know if they are helping people so we can work to make more people aware of any potential benefits of wearing pinhole glasses.