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Gaiam Launches “Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions” Apps

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Specifically for Arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, High Blood Pressure, Heart Health, Insomnia, Back Pain, Menopause, Weight Loss and I.B.S., Gaiam launched new iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch apps in partnership with Mayo Clinic.

“We worked with an interdisciplinary team of experts at Mayo Clinic to develop content that offers a holistic approach to dealing with everyday ailments, and are thrilled to make this available in a new, technologically advanced format,” said Bill Sondheim, President of Gaiam. “Our goal in working with Mayo Clinic was to create a program that takes a combined approach to providing medical and overall health and wellness practices that can be incorporated into a person’s everyday life, for longer, more sustaining results.”

Each app is hosted by Dr. Brent Bauer, the director of complementary and integrative medicine at Mayo Clinic, and begins with an introduction by a Mayo Clinic specialist sharing important information on the specific condition, followed by both conventional and alternative therapy options.

Additionally, a Gaiam health and wellness expert will then lead users through a series of meditative, restorative and stress-relieving activities tailored to each condition, and
each app includes an interactive tool that introduces stress management strategies.

Many of the apps include Dr. Donald Hensrud, chair of preventive medicine at Mayo Clinic, from leading a grocery shopping trip to sharing smart ways to eat healthy every day. And Mayo Clinic dietitians provide tips for making meal planning simple.

And if that wasn’t enough, each app 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.

They all offer on-the-go video playback, which doesn’t require a Wi-Fi connection after download, and chapter driven and interactive searches to find sections quickly. It even includes the ability to take notes!

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