Debbie Mandel’s
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
March 24, 2004

Goodbye WLIE -- Hello WHLI 1100AM

The Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show is moving to a new station (WHLI 1100AM in Long Island) and a new time (Sunday mornings from 7:30am to 8:00am Eastern Time). The format will remain the same. The show has 3 segments. In the first segment a guest expert will be interviewed to add life to your years. In the second segment Frank Mikulka, a top trainer, will provide a health/fitness tip. In the third segment medical updates will be presented. As in the past, all shows will be archived for your listening pleasure.

Affirmation of the Week
When you look back on your life,
these will be the good old days.

Health Tips of the Week

  • We need to take a new look at heart attacks in women. In a comprehensive survey the most common early warning signs of heart attack in women were severe fatigue and disturbed sleep. While chest pain is a common early warning sign for men, it was way down on the list for women.
  • There is trepidation about mercury levels in tuna for pregnant women and small children as mercury causes far-reaching developmental and neurological problems in children. And while on the subject of fish, when you eat farmed salmon to be heart smart, don’t overdo it as farmed salmon has been shown to have PCB contamination. Hedge your bets and eat variety when it comes to seafood.
  • Calorie restriction prolongs life and overall life quality. Even if you start restricting calories later in life, it is effective in slowing down the aging process. According to the latest research a calorie-restricted diet causes changes in gene activity. At least it works for mice and who knows it might work for us. Anyway, currently we have an obesity epidemic and we all know the health problems that obesity triggers: heart disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, etc. Instead of counting calories, perhaps we should make them count! Eat nutritionally dense foods.
  • Pins and needles, acupuncture, has been shown to reduce chronic headaches and migraines effectively within three months. With allergy season upon us acupuncture provides an alternative treatment to drug therapy.

Article of the Week -
Turn Stress into Strength: Empty Your Mind to Feel Your Senses

Life is a struggle. We can be victimized by it or we can train to stand up for ourselves. Worries, ambiguities and doubts whirl around in our brains. The byproducts of a feverish mind are an inability to concentrate and accomplish. We feel tired during the day, yet at night we lie in bed eyes wide open counting our problems like sheep. The way to break this cycle is to empty the mind of negative thoughts and feel our way around our world with our senses.
The first step is to change our vocabulary from “I think” to “I feel.” To express our feelings and act on them instead of accommodating all those lined up waiting for us is a significant improvement. More.. -- Other articles

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
My training is moving along fine. But recently I’ve taken a no-nonsense approach to my abs. You hear so many opinions as to how to do abs. Is there any ideal sequence in working the abdominals? (Sheldon from Douglaston) Answer

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Radio Show Guest of the Week - Bill O’Hanlon
Tune into the Turn On Your Inner Light Radio Show Sunday mornings at 7:30 - 8:00am on WHLI 1100 AM in Long Island. (To hear past shows).
On March 28, 2004 learn to make the most out of a crisis. Family therapist, Bill O’Hanlon, author of Thriving through Crisis will show us how a crisis can serve as a wake up call, an opportunity for new direction or identity.

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 WHLI 1100 AM in Long Island and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media.

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