Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
March 17, 2004

Affirmation of the Week
If you can’t help a lot of people,
then help just one.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Breakfast plays an important role in keeping your weight down. Skipping breakfast can lead to obesity. By the way eat your breakfast at home. Those who eat out in the morning are likely to become obese!
  • If you have trouble sleeping, exercise can help. All it takes is about 45 minutes of aerobics or strength training of large muscle groups in the day time to get a good night’s sleep. However, if you workout at night, you won’t sleep as well. The good news is you can do stretching and relaxing exercises any time to sleep better at night.
  • A dairy diet helps prevent gout. Go light on meat and seafood. Gout is an inflammation of the joints caused by a buildup of uric acid and affects as many as 5 million Americans mostly men. Diet might prevent the disease; at the very least lessen its severity.
  • Glucosamine has been shown to be effective in treating and reversing knee arthritis in women. Medical researchers also conclude that it is effective for all weight bearing joints and for men too!. But don’t overlook the other necessary measures of weight reduction and physical activity.
  • A powerful antioxidant found in green tea may contain anticancer benefits for lung, prostate and breast tumors. You only need to drink two to three cups a day to reap the rewards.

Article of the Week -
Being a Super Mom May Be Dangerous to Your Health

In the year 2004 women are still conflicted: to stay or not to stay at home with the children; to go or not to go to work for self-fulfillment and a much needed second income, or to juggle both worlds- perfectly. Women were raised to be good little girls, accommodating, helpful and well-behaved; somehow throughout the years they kept adding on to this magical imagery. When the feminist movement took root, women who worked in the home, felt as if they were languishing, losing their keen mental edge. They envied those who “made something of themselves” in the work force. On the other hand, women who dedicated their twenties and thirties to their careers, while their fertility declined, envied the women who were home bonding with their children. Then the women’s movement gave birth to a seemingly brilliant inspiration: Women could do both. However, now they had to intensify their existence. It seemed like everyone was lining up waiting to be taken care of: husband, children, aging parents and the boss! As a result, panic attacks, anxiety and depression have escalated. More.. -- Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
I’ve been training for about two years and I am seeing changes all over my body. What I would like to know is what should I expect to happen in terms of fitness benefits? (Garrett, Bayshore) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Dr. David Servan-Schreiber
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 14, 2004 Psychiatrist/ neurologist David Servan-Schreiber, author of The Instinct to Heal, will help us cut out the talk therapy and the medications as he tells us how to heal naturally.

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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