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The Dominican Sun
"Daily Dominican Republic News in English Since 2004"
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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Exercise benefits: HIV & beyond
Story Text & Photos © 2012 by Dominican Today Apr 25 2012 19:31PM
Dominican Today - Research is now showing that basic levels of activity may not be enough to maintain health, prevent disease and live to your potential.   A specific effort of exercise has to be a daily routine if we’re to overcome the effects of sitting at work and watching sport on television versus engaging in sport yourself.   Exercise not only gives you strength, flexibility and endurance but it also strengthens one’s immune system, enhances energy, restores appetite and allows for improved sleep patterns.   When you are HIV positive you may be suffering from many of the side effects of no exercise.   Exercise may not be a treatment of HIV but it allows and encourages your body to heal and function at a greater level.   Type of Exercise Matters The term exercise has become a dirty word.   When one mentions exercise it commonly results in one of the following adverse reactions. 1)   I don’t have time to exercise 2)   Exercise is boring 3)   I don’t have a gym membership 4)   It costs too much 5)  I don’t know what to do Healthcare professionals commonly encourage aerobic exercise.   Aerobic exercise is the type of exercise that requires a minimum of 20 minutes to 1 hour of exercise.   Unfortunately science shows that this form of exercise is good for your heart but bad for your body. Long duration, low intensity exercise causes hormonal imbalances, promotes muscle wasting, encourages fat storage and creates the stress response that produces irritation and inflammation on bones, joints and organs.   High intensity, short duration exercise has been found to be the ideal form to create all positive effects on one’s heart, lungs and immune system. I Don’t Have Time To Exercise High intensity, short duration exercise can be done in 12 minutes or less per day.   The key to this form of exercise is the intensity.   High intensity means that you need to perform the exercises as quickly as possible.   When you exercise as fast as possible you will tire yourself out quickly.   The purpose of this form of exercise is to challenge your body.   Everyone has 12 minutes, not everyone has 1 hour.   Get out of bed! Exercise Is Boring Walking, running, biking and other long duration exercise is boring.   Long duration exercise is repetitive and one will do the same thing for 1 hour.   High intensity, short duration exercise will vary exercises every 20-30 seconds.   This type of exercise keeps it fresh, new and fun. I Don’t Have A Gym Membership Many of us have two feet and two hands with a beating heart.   High intensity, short duration exercise requires no equipment – just the willingness to get fit. It Costs Too Much High intensity, short duration exercise boosts one’s immune system, balances hormones, encourages muscle growth and allows one to avoid common side effects of medications.   This type of exercise can be done at home with your family and friends for free.   Medical bills are expensive without the correct form of exercise or no exercise at all. I Don’t Know What To Do Take it easy when you start exercising, it will take time for your body to adjust.   One of the most important factors to achieve desired results is to exercise a minimum of 3-4 days per week.   Science has proven that any less will not benefit you. The first step is to set small and achievable goals.   This new exercise program will be short lived if you do not create goals.   One needs to prioritize exercise and healthy lifestyle factors into your schedule or something will always come up.   Excuses do not work here. Find an exercise buddy; health is an important aspect in everyone’s lives.   If you do alone, you will end alone.   Exercise can be a new social activity that will create healthy meaningful relationships. If you fall off your plan, get back onto the plan.   It is not about how many times you fall down; it’s about how many times you get up.   Do not punish yourself or feel guilty – focus on constant, continual improvement. The Program Exercises can be as simple as getting in and out of a chair for a beginner to doing advanced exercise moves for the established athlete.   If you have bad knees, you can exercise your arms right?  If you have an injured shoulder, you have another arm and lower body right?  Exercise is right for everyone; it will need to be modified to best work for you and your situation. Upper Body Exercises Pushups -- The beginner can do pushups on your knees or even against a wall to help build strength. Dips – Move to the edge of your chair and grasp onto the seat.   Move your feet away from the chair.   Beginners will have their feet closer to the chair and advanced will have straight legs with their feet far away from the chair.   Bend your elbows and lower yourself towards the floor and then raise yourself until your arms are straight.   Helicopters – Bring your arms straight out from your sides with your palms down and arms parallel to the ground.   The movement is making circles in the air in the clockwise direction first and then counterclockwise.   The goal is to keep the circles small. Straight Arms – Bring your arms straight out in front of you with your palms down.   The movement is similar to making up and down alternating scissor actions. Lower Body Exercises Squats – Start with your feet shoulder width apart.   Bend knees, push butt out and keep your shoulders back.   The key is to keep your knees over your feet and bend down to approximately 90 degrees and then come up. Jumps – Start by standing and bend your knees to prepare for a jump.   Jump off the floor. Running – Run in place. Circle Run – Place a towel on the floor.   Run around the towel in clockwise and counterclockwise directions.   The key is to always face one direction and just move your feet. High Intensity, Short Duration Ensure that you stretch and warm up the areas that you are going to work out.   This will reduce your risk of injury and improve the response to the work out.   Never exercise without a minimum of a two minute warm up and cool down after. Twenty seconds of full-on exercise to get your heart rate up.   Twenty seconds of rest.   Repeat three times per exercise.   Take a one minute break in between the different exercises.   Lower and upper body exercises should be done on different days.   Do a minimum of four times per week.   You may be think that this exercise program sounds easy – I challenge you to do three 20 second exercises as fast as possible.   If you are not dead tired, you are not working hard enough.   This form of exercise saves times, saves money, gets you fit and restores your health. Email: info@drhealthshow. com “Like“ our Facebook page: The Dr Health Show The International Diabetes Federation is the global advocate for people living with diabetes. Their mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and a cure worldwide.   Please visit them online at www. idf. org Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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High court says no to acquitting Bahia de las Aguilas ‘thieves’
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 24 2014 16:59PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- A panel of National District judges will rule on whether to proceed with the criminal charges against former Dominican Agrarian Institute director Jaime Rodríguez Guzmán, his wife and a brother charged with trying to steal the lands including Bahia de las Aguilas, Pedernales province (southwest). The Supreme Court made the ruling on a challenged by National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso against the panel court’s decision to halt the criminal proceeding on a statute of limitation. The Supreme Court ruled that the panel court doesn’t have the jurisdiction to decide on the motion seeking acquittal. In her challenge Reynoso claimed that panel court presiding judge Gissell Méndez ruled on the motion to acquit on the statute of limitation, despite that it requires a decision of all three judges. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Dominican agencies probe TelexFree ‘ponzi scheme’
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 24 2014 16:29PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Several agencies probe the whereabouts of tens of millions of pesos allegedly scammed from Dominicans by the TelexFree ponzi scheme as well as the identity of its owners. Justice Ministry anti-money laundering unit director Germán Miranda said the Office Prosecutor and the financial authorities will meet Wednesday morning to coordinate the investigation and possible confiscation of properties. He said the National District Prosecutor and the Securities Superintendence will seek to identify TelexFree’s intermediaries and promoters, noting that the whereabouts of the millions swindled from investors is their main target. Miranda said regarding the foreigners affected, they’ll request the collaboration of U. S authorities to determine what happened with the money. He said although TelexFree’s offices in the country have been identified, but the whereabouts of the money in the scheme is what’s most important for now. “The problem now is to determine where the capitals have gone. “ Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Citizens make long lines to get their new ID card
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 24 2014 16:29PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Since early Monday morning citizens made long lines in the various sites across the capital and other cities to change their ID card (cedula). And despite the long, slow-moving lines and complaints that marked the first day, no technical problems were reported in the Central Electoral Board’s five centers of the National District, which started issuing of the new document in a process that is scheduled to conclude in 18 months. Citizens complained of a slow system which takes as long as an hour-and-a- half to get the cedula, although the JCE says it’s only 15 minutes. Many people left without the document as demand exceeded the JCE’s capacity. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Chinese praise technology used in tobacco, cacao production
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 24 2014 16:29PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- A Chinese delegation which visited the country recently to observe the of agro production processes called the technology used to produce and industrialize tobacco and cacao in the Dominican Republic “a model. ” Accompanied by Agriculture Ministry technicians the delegation visited different plantations of both crops, and praised the country’s advanced technology to produce tobacco and cacao. They observed the technology used on the traditional products, especially organic and conventional cacao, with a process considered a “country brand“ worldwide. Agriculture Ministry senior officials José Gonzalez and Laura Naut accompanied the Chinese delegation during its tour. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Fires set by farmers char Los Haitises National Park, deputy warns
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 24 2014 16:29PM
Dominican Today - Monte Plata, Dominican Republic- As many as 100 wildfires char the forests at Los Haitises National Park (northeast), ruling PLD party deputy Ricardo Contreras affirmed Monday, blaming Haitians who plant cash crops under instructions from “criminal hands. ” He called Los Haitises the Antilles’s biggest ecological lung, home to numerous rivers that supply water to Greater Santo Domingo and Monte Plata. He said it’s also home to a great variety of fauna of flora. The lawmaker also warned of deforestation at Sierra de Yamasa range, the source of the Ozama River, the country’s fifth biggest watershed. President Danilo Medina executive order 360-13 named a Commission to solve to the problem of the squatters evicted from Los Haitises and prevent its continued destruction. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Public dept tops US$15. 8B, or 26. 2‰ of GDP: Central Bank
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 24 2014 16:29PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo-  Dominican Republic’s December 31, 2013 public sector debt topped US$15. 89 billion, or 26. 2% of GDP, says the Central Bank’s final report on the economy in 2013 quoted by diariolibre. com. do. The external debt jumped by US$2. 0 billion during the past year compared with December 2012. The consolidated amount of external debt, US$14,919. 3 million (24. 6% of GDP) correspond to the non-financial public sector, while the remaining US$972. 9 million (1. 6% of GDP) correspond to the Central Bank’s external debt. The Central Bank debt topped US$1. 02 billion to December 2012, falling 4. 2%by yearend 2013. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Available jobs require training, Industries warn
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 24 2014 16:29PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Salespeople, electricians, maids, waiters, chauffeurs, gardeners and bartenders are some of the country’s most sought after workers in the last four years, well above professionals such as architects, lawyers, chemists, designers and botanists. The list figures among the job vacancies posted in the Electronic Employment Bourse (BEE) of the Labor Ministry’s Employment Agency (DGE), which aims to guide Dominicans toward jobs and supply companies with suitable candidates. Herrera Industries Association (AEIH) president Victor Castro says Dominican talents aren’t being prepared for the tasks that industries demand. “The truth is that in areas such as marketing, law and even some in engineering, lots of students who are specializing, even graduating with masters and doctorates, and finally when they go to get jobs their competency is highly undervalued because they’re trained above the local demand,“ the business leader said. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Local man joined Miami Police is charged with planning murders
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 24 2014 16:29PM
Dominican Today - New York- Former Miami Dade Police Internal Affairs Dept. Lieutenant, the Dominican Ralph Mata “Hombre de la Leche (man of milk), charged with protecting an international drug trafficking ring, was released from jail Monday on US$500,000 bail. Mata was arrested a few weeks ago in New Jersey and charged with providing protection to his accomplices drug in the U. S. and Dominican Republic, in addition to conspiring to hire gunmen to murder two men in the Caribbean country. Federal prosecutors say the former officer, who joined Miami Police in 1992, also smuggled drugs inside banana crates and other products from Ecuador to Dominican Republic, to then ship to other countries. New Jersey federal prosecutor Paul J. Fishman said Mata provided his accomplices with guns for the planned executions, but his bosses decided against it. They add that Mata received US$300,000 to hire assassins for the killings and would pay US$150,000 to each, among other allegations. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Prosecutor: Motion to acquit ex-Public Works chief a ‘desperate act`
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 24 2014 16:29PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo-  National District 4th Instruction Court judge Ramon Lambertus on Wednesday recused himself from the case against former Public Works minister Víctor Díaz Rúa, for alleged embezzlement  and money laundering. At once National District prosecutor Yeni Berenice Reynoso, who attended the hearing, called the motion by Diaz’s attorneys a “desperate act. “ She said it’s “totally absurd“ to ask the investigating judge to halt an investigation because it violates every procedure of the indictment against Diaz, citing articles 22 and 281 of the criminal procedure code. “In other words for us it’s an act of desperation of the accused against the investigation,“ the Prosecutor said. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Lunchtime Weather Report on this April 24, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 24 2014 16:29PM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 93 at Arroyo Barril. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 73. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, the last in El Catey Intl at 6PM last night. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 9 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 18 mph seen at 2PM yesterday afternoon at El Catey Intl. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 2% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 41. Cloud cover totaled 47%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 12:28PM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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