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El Sol Dominicano
"Noticias Diarias de la Republica Dominicana en Ingles Desde 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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DRSol Evening Weather Summary for April 23, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 23 2014 23:29PM
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 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, the last in El Catey Intl at 6PM this evening. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 9 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 18 mph seen at 2PM this afternoon at El Catey Intl. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 4% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 35. Cloud cover totaled 47%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 7:28PM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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Haitians flee town after ‘disgraceful’ act with Dominican flag
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 23 2014 20:59PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- In the heels of the uproar over the desecration of the Dominican flag during a voodoo dance last Friday, many Haitians have opted to leave the town of San Victor, Moca (north), to avoid arrest since Tuesday afternoon Espaillat province prosecutor José Aníbal Carela announced an investigation to determine which of the foreigners took part in the felony during a voodoo (ga-ga) ritual in a busy street corner of the town. The prosecutor called the action Friday afternoon “a disgraceful act“ by the group in San Victor’s “hot corner,“ where around 20 Haitians gathered with drums, sang and danced, and one of them put the Dominican flag on the ground and after covering it with sticks in the shape of a cross, proceeding to dance around it for nearly one minute, as the group laughed and drank liquor. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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U. S. Consulate takes anti-fraud campaign toSantiago
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 23 2014 18:59PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- U. S. Consulate officials will visit Santiago on tomorrow Thursday as part of its anti-fraud campaign “No le Haga Coro al Maco” (don’t sing the toad’s tune). The gathering open to the public aims to show students the correct way to get a U. S. visa and warns them to “watch out for that toad,“ slated for Santiago’s technological university (UTESA) at 10am. U. S. Embassy staff will provide information on how to apply for a tourist, student or work visa, in addition to advice on the risks of trusting strangers and obtaining forged documents. Initially launched in 2008, the “toad” campaign has been a constant in the local media during the last five years. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Rains ease Greater Santo Domingo’s water crunch
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 23 2014 17:00PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Greater Santo Domingo’s aqueduct utility (CAASD) on Sunday said  potable water service has improved after the rains over the Isa, Duey and Haina river basins, adding 47 million gallons to be distributed today Monday across  the urban area. CAASD director Alejandro Montas said that production on Sunday jumped from 303 to 350 million gallons per day. He said the Haina-Manoguayabo aqueduct system, whose production hasn’t exceeded 22 million gallons per day since the current drought began, is currently producing 55 million gallons per day. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Pineapple growers look to export 120 containers weekly
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 23 2014 17:00PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Dominican Republic’s export and investment agency (CEI-RD), the Agricultural Development Fund (FEDA) and the Agriculture Ministry on Sunday announced a project to help more than 100 pineapple growers export 120 containers of the fruit to Europe each week and create around 20,000 jobs. In a statement CEI-RD director Jean Alain Rodríguez said pineapples figure among Dominican Republic’s highest export potential and high income because it’s one of the tropical fruits the world markets most demand. “This project will add 20,000 new jobs, which will provide a livelihood for thousands of families. “ In that regard, the head of the pineapple growers and producers association, Mario Velásquez, said the first harvest from the 10 million imported suckers is taking place across the country, but noted that to reach the goal of exporting 120 containers weekly, they still lack the land to plant them. He said arrangements with the Dominican Agrarian Institute and the State Sugar Council are now being made for more land, “because this is a stumbling block that we have to develop this project and to export all that. “ Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Dominican Republic is world’s 6th worse in lost energy: World Bank
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 23 2014 16:59PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- Dominican Republic is the world’s sixth worse country in energy distribution and power lines losses, according to the World Bank study on World Development Indicators 2014, which evaluated 223 high, low and middle income countries. In the report the country figures with losses as high 30%, second only to Botswana (56%), Congo (46%), Haiti (55%), Iraq (35%) and Nepal (34%). Data from Dominican Republic’s State-owned Electric Utility (CDEEE) however losses close to 40% The World Bank classifies Dominican Republic as a “medium-high income country,“ a group with distribution losses of 9%. For low-income countries, the average is 15%, for medium is 10% income and for high income is 6%. The percentages show that the country has to trim its losses from around 38% to 9%, which will lead to saving of US$715. 0 million. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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High court halts the return of extraditable’s properties
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 23 2014 16:59PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo- The Constitutional Tribunal (TC) on overturned a lower court ruling that ordered the return of 17 properties to the extraditable José Arismendy Almonte Peña (Joselito. com). The TC ruled that only an instruction judge has jurisdiction to order the return of the confiscated properties, and not the Santiago District Court Criminal Court judge, who handed down the ruling on May 18, 2012. The TC ruled for the request by the Seized and Forfeited Assets Management and Custody Office, the National Anti-money Laundering Committee and the National Drug Council. The ruling also upholds the instruction judges’ jurisdiction to hear requests for the return of seized assets, and not through an injunction. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Dominican Republic Easter week death toll at 33 (Update2)
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 23 2014 16:59PM
Dominican Today - Santo Domingo-The Emergency Operations Center (COE) at noon Monday raised the number of fatalities during the Easter weekend to 33. As of noon Sunday, the COE had reported the death of 25 people during the Easter holidays, 24 of which were killed in traffic accidents and one drowning. It said 587 persons were affected by 356 accidents reported thus far, 24 of which died in traffic accidents, 15 were on motorcycles, eight in light vehicles and one died run. The total of reported accidents, 195 motorbikes were involved, 160 light vehicles, and one truck. The first response agency adds that around 1. 2 million people took to the country’s roads during the weekend. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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New Dominican Republic town rises from salt lake’s spreading waters
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by Dominican Today Apr 23 2014 16:59PM
Dominican Today - Jimaní, Dominican Republic-  President Danilo Medina on Wednesday cut the ribbon for Boca de Cachón, Dominican Republic’s first-ever planned town, built to relocate 546 families uprooted by Lake Enriquillo’s rising salty waters. The town was built at a cost of US$24. 4 million by government agencies, which saved more than US$160 million when compare to a private sector proposal of US$188. 0 million. Medina handed out the first keys to families with relatives with disabilities, in addition to the churches, the school and government agencies relocated to the site. In his keynote speech Presidency Administrative minister Jose Ramon Peralta said the town took just six months to build, which in his view shows that the government can work with transparency to manage taxpayers’ money. He said the new town called Nueva Boda de Chacón went from a campaign promise to a reality and a model project. He said the lives of those 546 families changed for the better starting today. Peralta also announced that within two weeks all of the families are will be moving into their homes of 72. 24 square meters, 3-bedrooms, each with an area for vegetable gardening. The project is located around 50 meters above the sea level to guarantee the protection against Enriquillo’s flooding. Community leader Leonel Recio thanked Medina, and said 95% of the houses in the old town were made of wood. Read original at Dominican Today.

  

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Lunchtime Weather Report on this April 23, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 23 2014 16:29PM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 90 at Arroyo Barril. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate showers and thunderstorms were reported, the last in Santiago Intl A at 11PM last night. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 8 mph from the S, with a peak gust to 17 mph seen at 7PM last night at El Catey Intl. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 7% of the time, and thunderstorms 1%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 37. Cloud cover totaled 54%. 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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