Wellness

Gym instructor Javier "Coach Java" Martinez, far right, trains clients how to run using resistant bands at the Fhitting Room boutique fitness studio, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in New York. Owner Kari Saitowitz was a marketing executive before she quit to raise her two children. She started taking high intensity training classes and decided to open a studio of her own. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

“We started this with zero dollars,” says Brittany Blum, co-owner of yoga studio Ritual San Francisco. Ritual opened earlier this year in a 1,000-square-foot studio that is inside a large gym. Ritual’s owners negotiated a deal with the gym, paying it a percentage of sales instead of a monthly rent.


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FILE - In this July 17, 2014 file photo, Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance subcommittee chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., questions witnesses during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill is pushing some of the country’s largest retailers and online companies to drop dubious dietary supplements and vitamins, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related mental problems. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

“Frankly, I think there’s a special place in hell for someone who markets a product and says it will cure Alzheimer’s,” McCaskill told The Associated Press. “And that’s essentially what these scammers are doing and they’ve had assistance in that.”


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FILE - In this April 26, 2011 file photo, doughnuts are displayed in Chicago. The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require food companies to phase out the use artificial trans fats almost entirely. Consumers aren't likely to notice much of a difference in their favorite foods, but the administration says the move will to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Scientists say there are no health benefits to the fats, which are used in processing food and in restaurants, usually to improve texture, shelf life or flavor. They can raise levels of “bad” cholesterol and lower “good” cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.


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