Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
February 6, 2007

The Turn On Your Inner Light Course at NYU

I will be teaching a 6-session intensive course in stress-management at New York University beginning this February 6, 2007. Take charge of your mind and body.

For a class description and to register

Affirmation of the Week
Winter means
itís time to bloom

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 - Eve Wood, MD

Feb 06, 2007 Show - Eve Wood, MD, a psychiatrist and author of 10 Steps to Take Charge of Your Emotional Life. Hereís your opportunity to achieve balance.

Last week's guest:
Jan 30, 2007 Show - Phyllis Mitz, a counselor and author of Astrology Secrets to Hot Romance. Itís time to get the stars on your side whether you are looking for love or wish to deal with what you have at home.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • According to a Gallup poll 4 out of 10 people feel stressed and most of them are under the age of 50. Some things improve with age.
  • From the Annals of the Journal of Family Medicine TV commercials for prescription drugs play on viewers' emotions, often lack solid information, and do not present the role of a healthy lifestyle.
  • A Dutch study from The Lancet claims that Folic acid dietary supplements significantly improve thinking which declines as we age. Future research will look at increasing the ingestion of natural folates which might lead to greater effects than supplements.
  • Children with two parents who have the gene for myopia and who wear a special kind of no-line bifocal lenses show signs of slower progression of myopia than those who wear more conventional lenses according to a new study published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.
  • Experts say "play" as in leisure is as important to a person's health as keeping cholesterol levels under control and exercising regularly. Research shows leisure is important in managing to stress to maintain a healthy, well-balanced life.
  • "Chick flicks" aren't just for women. According to research by Kansas State University, guys like romantic movies, too.

Article of the Week
What Your Fighting Style Reveals About You

Everyone in a relationship argues. However, how loudly you scream, or how frequently you fight does not predict the outcome of your marriage. Most revealing about the happiness factor of your relationship and of course, how good you feel about yourself is your fighting style. See if you fit any of the four categories:
  • The Boxer: You take the tit-for-tat approach. You fire back immediately with an insult. You definitely go for the knockout punch!
  • The Smiler: You smile while you hold a dagger behind your back. You pretend that everything is okay and that you are not hurt. However, you hold a grudge for quite awhile, as you plot revenge.
  • The Stone Waller: You are a passive-aggressive. You say, ďNothing is wrong. Iím fine after all!Ē However, your partner can clearly see that something is definitely wrong. As a result, you reply briefly to your partnerís questions or distance yourself be hanging out alone
  • The Diplomat: You are a politician and know how to defuse the situation. You preface any disagreement with a compliment. You affirm your attacker and disarm him with affirming words.
Once you figure out your fighting style, you can objectively analyze it. more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
What is Core Training?

I signed up at my gym for a half-hour core program 3X per week. What will I be doing and how will it help me? (Isabella, Freeport).Answer

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The Perfect Gift
For Caregivers who are stressed and need advice on

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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