Gaiam to release weight-loss yoga DVD starring Trudie Styler
NEW YORK — Gaiam on Tuesday said it would release "Trudie Styler’s Weight Loss Yoga," the sixth DVD release starring Trudie Styler, an actress and environmental activist, and her personal celebrity trainer James D’Silva.
"Trudie Styler’s Weight Loss Yoga" works to create a strong mind-body connection meant to help viewers become more aware of what they eat and how it feels to be full, Gaiam said. The DVD features the following exercises:
Yoga conditioning for weight loss, which features many traditional standing yoga poses to cleanse and strengthen, promoting a leaner, stronger and more energetic body;
Total body yoga, which expands on the previous routine by adding more of a challenge to work all the major muscles and build upper body, lower body and core strength;
Yoga abs, a 15-minute routine that concentrates on strengthening the core muscles while trimming the waist line and improving posture and balance;
Chair yoga, an easy-to-follow routine, perfect for those new to yoga or easing back into the practice; and
A bonus A.M. Yoga downloadable workout with James D’Silva.
The DVD is now available online and in retail stores wherever DVDs are sold.
Report: RAD’s loss-prevention specialists work with authorities to catch fencer
TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey merchant was arrested on charges related to selling goods stolen from a local Rite Aid store, particularly cigarettes, according to published reports.
The Trenton, N.J., Trentonian reported Tuesday that police arrested Ladislao Martinez and charged him with fencing stolen goods, organized retail theft and receiving stolen property, seizing cigarettes, paperwork and cash from his store, the MR Supermarket.
The newspaper reported that the Mercer County prosecutor and local police had built a case by working with Rite Aid’s loss-prevention specialists. Rite Aid contacted county authorities after a string of thefts from one of its stores on Trenton’s South Broad Street. The report also noted that in most cases such as this, merchants will purchase stolen items for 15% to 25% of their retail value, allowing them to undercut the retailers from which they were stolen.
Sugary drinks associated with hypertension, study finds
DALLAS — A new study published in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association established a link between high blood pressure and the consumption of such beverages as soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks.
In the "International Study of Macro/Micronutrients and Blood Pressure," researchers analyzed consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks, sugars and diet beverages in 2,696 participants, ages 40 to 59 years, in eight areas of the United States and two areas of the United Kingdom. What they found was that for every extra sugar-sweetened beverage consumed per day, participants on average had significantly higher systolic blood pressure by 1.6 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure higher by 0.8 mm Hg.
What’s more, the consumption of sugar-laden beverages added an average of 397 calories per day to the participants’ daily caloric intake.
"This points to another possible intervention to lower blood pressure," said Paul Elliott, senior author and professor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. "These findings lend support for recommendations to reduce the intake of sugar-sweetened beverages, as well as added sugars and sodium in an effort to reduce blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health."
Study authors did note, however, that limitations were that it was cross-sectional and diet was self-reported.