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Gaiam Launching 10 Health and Wellness Mobile Apps

Gaiam, Inc, a distributor of lifestyle media and fitness accessories, recently announced its effort to bring several integrated health action plans for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, specifically for arthritis, type 2 diabetes, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, heart health, insomnia, back pain, menopause, weight loss, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Each application is hosted by Brent Bauer, MD, director of complementary and integrative medicine at the Mayo Clinic, and begins with an introduction by a Mayo Clinic specialist sharing important information on the specific condition followed by an array of conventional and alternative therapy options. A Gaiam health and wellness expert then leads users through a series of meditative, restorative, and stress-relieving activities tailored to each condition. Each application includes an interactive tool that introduces stress management strategies.

Many of the applications include Donald Hensrud, MD, chair of preventive medicine at the Mayo Clinic, from leading a grocery shopping trip to sharing smart ways to eat healthful every day. Mayo Clinic dietitians provide tips for making meal planning simple. Each application also includes Gaiam’s Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman, America’s most recognized yoga instructors, leading a simple session of gentle, invigorating yoga and stress-relieving meditation that is tailored to each condition.

— Source: Gaiam, Inc