Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
March 3, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
Couples who wish to sustain a happy and loving relationship
should consider dancing in the same direction.

New Feature - Health Tips of the Week

Here are the latest findings:
  • Anger and hostility raise men's risk of irregular heart rhythm -- a condition known as atrial fibrillation. Hotheaded men who explode with anger seem to be at greater risk of having a stroke or dying.
  • Using antibacterial products in your home will not keep your family free of runny noses, cough, or other common symptoms of infectious diseases. Save the money and use regular soap, regular laundry detergents and cleansers. The key to good health is washing your hands more frequently. Maybe Lady Macbeth was on to something.
  • A new promising sunscreen is in the works, but not yet on the market. When applied to the skin, a tiny DNA molecule helps prevent skin cancer -- and it tans the skin, too. The molecule, known as PTT jump-starts the skin's own cancer fighting mechanism.
  • Researchers find that postmenopausal women who gained more than 20 pounds since age 18 were much more likely to develop breast cancer than women who stayed within five pounds of their teenage weight.

Article of the Week -
How to Get Motivated to Exercise and Overcome Depression

When someone is mildly depressed, the first remedy that comes to mind: Exercise. In just a few minutes exercise burns off stress hormones and raises endorphin levels (the happiness hormone); now thatís a quick fix. This makes the depressed person feel better, more uplifted and therefore able to re-interpret the sources of stress in a more positive light. However, people who are depressed experience fatigue, low energy levels, irritability, poor sleep and the lack of interest in getting dressed and looking presentable. Ironically, the depressed person who needs to exercise most is not likely to exercise. The situation becomes self-perpetuating. More.. --
Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
"I began to exercise. I started on a stair-stepper, which I donít do anymore because I found it hard on my knees. Iíve switched to a treadmill and alternate it with an elliptical machine. I was told not to hold on to the side rails. Does it matter?"
(Linda, Freeport) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Karen Nash
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 March 7, 2004 our Guest - Karen Nash, Director of Therapeutic Recreation at the Gurwin Geriatric Center in Commack, LI. Karen who is best known and loved for her Healing Mind Workshops will tell us how to de-stress parents and spouses.

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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