Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
January 29, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
Vitality shows not only
in the ability to persist,
but the ability to start over.

Stress Reduction Tip of the Week
A positive attitude has made the headlines once again in disease prevention and in longevity. There is a correlation between the onset of Alzheimer’s and untreated depression throughout the years. And there is a significant relationship between a joyous personality and living longer. You decide: How do you want to see life as the cup being half empty or the cup being half full? Remember it is not just about adding years to your life, but adding life to your years. Appreciate the little things. The secret is in the little things that are readily available to you. And if you are too stressed to change your perception, or appreciate what you have adapted to, then try just ten minutes of moderate exercise to get rid of your stress and raise your endorphin levels, so that you can readjust your perception. Note: Exercise Alleviates Anxiety.

Article of the Week
Drop Dead Gorgeous - Holistic Alternatives to Cosmetic Surgery
The untimely death of writer Olivia Goldsmith, author of the First Wives Club, from plastic surgery highlighted the risks associated with our narcissistic addiction to looking forever young. Is being beautiful and youthful through surgical intervention worth dying for? .... Why are we women cutting up our faces? Why are we becoming obsessed with our bodies?....We need to learn how to love and respect ourselves to see beauty in self-expression, a smile and a sparkle in the eyes. We need to take back our power! Here are some suggestions to attain internal and eternal beauty: ...
More.. Other articles

Food of the Week - Raw Foods
Try to eat more raw foods—whatever your digestion can tolerate. Raw foods are richer in natural enzymes and have more nutrients. Certain foods don’t need any imagination to eat in their natural state like fruits and vegetables. Other foods like meat and fish do. Remember that when you choose to eat raw meat or fish, make sure that it has not been contaminated by parasites or germs and that it has been raised organically. The safest raw foods are fruits and vegetables. Jack LaLanne turned 89 this week and he is a proponent of eating 5 servings of raw fruits and vegetables daily. Note that he uses his juicer heavily. Anyone can let his or her creative juices flow by combining carrots, oranges and mangoes, or celery, cucumbers and melon. Have fun and invent as you turn back the clock. I drink to your good health.

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
"I want to tighten up the back of my arm. I think it is the triceps. I was told to do bench dips, but while I was doing them, my wrist hurt so badly I wanted to give up. Are there any other exercises that are more comfortable and get the job done?" (Jane from Seldon) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Dr. Arnold Hertz
Tune into the Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show Sunday mornings at 10:30am on WLIE 540 AM in New York City. (Available online live, or hear past shows).
On February 1, 2004 our Guest - Dr. Arnold Hertz, a podiatrist, will help keep your feet rooted to the ground and restore the spring in your step.

Debbie Eisenstadt Mandel, MA is the author of Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer at Southampton College. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WLIE 540 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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