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Take charge of your health. Mayo Clinic, one of the top medical centers in the country, and Gaiam, the health and wellness experts, team up to bring you this groundbreaking, integrated health action plan designed specifically to relieve back pain. Changing the way you live can change the way you feel.
PART 1: UNDERSTANDING YOUR CONDITION – A 30 –minute conversation with Mayo Clinic specialist, Dr. Brent Bauer introduces you to the integrative treatment approach, and Mayo Clinic doctors share everything you need to know about back pain and an array of conventional and alternative therapy options.
PART 2: EAT WELL TO FEEL WELL – Change your diet to feel better, Dr. Donald Hensrud, Chair, Preventative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, takes you grocery shopping and shares smart ways to eat healthy every day. A Mayo Clinic dietitian follows up with making meal planning simple.
PART 3: SOOTHING THERAPIES – Rodney Yee, America’s favorite yoga instructor, leads you in a simple 40-minute session of gentle, restorative yoga and stress-relieving meditation. The movements are ideal for beginners and designed to help prevent back pain, improve circulation and release tension.
BONUS: You’ll also get the 52-page Mayo Clinic My Stress Solution booklet. Reducing stress will help you feel better faster. Take charge of your health today.
Mayo Clinic: Back Pain
Beginner: Just starting out, very overweight or haven't exercised in over six months.
Intermediate: Active in sports, dance or any regular exercise (2 to 3 times per week).
Advanced: Very active in sports or consistently work out four or more times per week.
Instructor: Rodney Yee (Instructor Profile)
Runtime: 25 min.
Street Date: 12/01/2007
Certified instructor description:
You get detailed medical information about Back Pain along with two “workouts.” Like a real visit to the Mayo Clinic, you'll begin with a 25-minute “consultation.” Dr. Ralph Gay, M.D., a Mayo Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist answers your questions and discusses the most up-to-date integrative-medicine options. You'll learn about the causes and symptoms of back pain. Then you'll explore the treatment options — from prescription drugs and spinal disk surgery to massage, accupresure and targeted exercise regimens. That's followed by two back pain-specific “workouts” led by Rodney Yee (one is a 25-minute yoga program, the other a 10-minute guided meditation). You'll also get shopping and eating recommendations plus a handy 52-page book on stress reduction. ©2007. (90 min.).