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Fitness Training

The Orbital is modeled after the mechanisms of the human body's own mechanical system of ball and socket, radial and hinge joints. These combined mechanisms provide 360 degrees of adjustable, constant and consistent resistance in linear and rotational planes of motion. The exercise function is principled on integration and muscular synergy rather than isolation and limited range. Strengthening, flexibility and cardiovascular training are achieved concurrently for more complete, functional, time-efficient exercise and rehab programming. Contact: Body Motion Technologies, Fairfield, CT 06825; phone: 203-258-5382; e-mail;

Steam Bath Systems

Fast start technology allows all ThermaSol's future SteamShower, Pro Series and AmbiancePro models to produce steam in seconds rather than in five to 10 minutes. Also, factory sizing is a two-step process to help sales associates choose the proper steam generators for their customers' bathrooms. The process involves measuring the length, width and height of an area of a shower to determine its cubic feet, and then using this figure to choose the steam generator. The procedure was developed to ease the confusion of selecting the right equipment for a client. Contact: ThermaSol, 2255 Union Place, Simi Valley, CA 93065; phone: 800-776-0711; fax: 805-579-8765;


Just one drop of Pure Inventions Green Tea Extracts into a liquid beverage provides antioxidants to help maintain optimal health. Green tea promotes weight loss and healthy cholesterol, balances blood sugar, increases stamina and blocks the absorption of carbohydrates. The product is calorie-, carb-, sugar- and caffeine-free. One drop is equivalent to 15 cups of brewed tea. A bottle retails for $27.95 and is available in vanilla, raspberry, peach, tropical, coconut, pineapple and original (with lemon). Contact: Pure Inventions, The Courts of Red Bank, 130 Maple Ave., Suite 3H, Red Bank, NJ 07701 phone: 732-842-5777; fax: 732-842-8422;


The Wysong Ergonomic Insole is anatomically correct and comes with toe grips, and transverse and longitudinal arch supports. The insole elevates the arch to create a donut-like heel relief cradle. The feet have the sensation of being in sand. Contact: Wysong Corp., 1880 N. Eastman, Midland, MI 48642; phone: 989-631-0009; fax: 989-631-8801; e-mail:;


Written in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine, Action Plan for Osteoporsis uses the latest, scientifically based research to show how exercise can help to prevent and potentially reverse bone loss. The book outlines an exercise-based plan that allows readers to take an active role in improving the health of their musculoskeletal system. Readers can learn how to assess their fitness level and then choose the best exercises to boost bone health, muscle strength, mobility and balance. Sample programs are provided along with information on the latest medications and nutritional advice. Contact: Human Kinetics, P.O. Box 5076, Champaign, IL 61825-5076; phone: 800-747-4457; fax: 217-351-1549; e-mail:;

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