Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
Jan 1, 2008

Affirmation of the Week
If it were not for the last minute,
nothing would get done.

Weekly Wellness Radio Show

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

Guest of the Week - Frank Mikulka

This week's show:
Jan 01, 2008 Show - Fitness guru, Frank Mikulka, former Marine, martial artist, personal trainer and fitness instructor, and creator of the fitness concepts and exercises for Turn On Your Inner Light and Changing Habits. Find out whatís new in Fitness and recharge your motivation for the New Year.

Dec 25, 2007 Show - Dr. Tom Kersting, a psychological counselor who runs a weight loss clinic, and author of Losing Weight When Diets Fail. Learn how to reprogram you attitude for the New Year.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Ginkgo biloba may help protect against ovarian cancer according to researchers at Brigham and Womenís Hospital in Boston.
  • If you are worried about raising your blood pressure, cola does it more than coffee.
  • There is new strong evidence that children fare much better in foster care than in an institution.
  • Thereís a new vitamin that helps lower cholesterol. Centrum Cardio contains phyto-sterols, plant derived substances that block the intestinesí ability to absorb cholesterol form food.
  • Shoppers buy more from attractive salespeople: study. A study by University of Alberta found that clothing was rated more desirable if it had been touched or worn by an attractive member of the opposite sex. And some people said they would pay more for the item, even if it hadn't been washed.
  • Sex education greatly boosts the likelihood that teens will delay having intercourse, according to a new study.
  • Employees who have more control over their daily activities and can do challenging work that they enjoy are likely to be in better health
  • A new treatment to help children with coughs replacing traditional cough medicines. Honey at bedtime reduces cough symptoms about 50%
  • A new study shows that sunshine may make lung cancer less likely, thanks to vitamin D, which the body makes when exposed to sunshine.

Article of the Week
Learn How to Keep Your Resolutions

Itís a New Year and a fresh beginning. We clink our glasses in a toast, play sentimental music and kiss our loved ones holding on to them tightly. Consequently, we make all kinds of outrageous promises in the heat of the moment. We resolve to lose an exorbitant amount of weight, exercise daily like body builders, climb the highest rung on the ladder at work, do volunteer work, get more involved in our childrenís schools and act more considerately to the in-laws. Yeah right! Itís not that we donít have noble intentions, but there is a huge interim from January to January. At the first sign of stress, we relapse into our old habits. But why canít we implement? Is it because at the root of our resolution lies the need to impress others?

Most of us need accountability and cheer leaders. This year, how about becoming accountable to yourself? Instead of making resolutions on the spur of the moment, make a commitment to just one goal of self-improvement, for you and no one else. This means you are not losing weight because the media makes you feel fat or that you are doing volunteer work to make an impact on others with your kindness and generosity. This yearís goal needs to emanate from your heart. Interesting, when your goal is internally driven, the accompanying perk is better health! Thatís a two for one sale.

For example, many women are self-silencers. They do not speak up during a marital spat. Instead, at the first sign of conflict they tiptoe around the house trying to keep the peace, suppressing their feelings and thoughts.more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Fitness Trends for 2008

What are some of the newest trends in fitness and how do you stay motivated after Jan. 1? Answer

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, and Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB 1240 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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