Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
April 05, 2011

Affirmation of the Week
The best elixir
comes from mixing
several different potions.

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.

April 05, 2011 Show - Leslie R. Martin, PhD, a professor of psychology at La Sierra University, a research psychologist at the University of California, Riverside, a key associate in Dr. Friedmanís longevity studies and co-author of The Longevity Project. You might be surprised to learn why some people age well while others donít.

March 29, 2011 Show - Judith Shaw, an artist and yoga teacher, is exhibiting her sculpture series, ďBody of Work: The Art of Eating Disorder RecoveryĒ at Columbia University Medical Center. Hereís how to sculpt your body with a healthy mindset.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Melanoma rates are increasing for younger affluent women. Apparently melanoma rates might be higher for the rich because of tanning salons, more sunny Caribbean vacations and more free time to tan.
  • A daily dose of safflower oil, a common cooking oil, for 16 weeks can improve such health measures as good cholesterol, blood sugar, insulin sensitivity and inflammation in obese postmenopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes, according to new research.
  • From Ohio State University saying a prayer may help many people feel less angry and behave less aggressively after someone has left them fuming, new research suggests.
  • Children and youth with the most common forms of inflammatory bowel disease have aerobic fitness levels 25 per cent lower than other children their age, and their muscle function is 10 per cent lower as cited in the Journal of Pediatrics
  • Wake Forest Medical Center finds that depression and other psychological disorders may be more prevalent in adolescent acne patients.
  • Riding in a convertible with the top down puts you at a greater risk for hearing loss.
  • When people are sleep-deprived, they eat almost 300 calories a day more than when they are well-rested. And ice cream is one of their favorite foods to eat when they're tired, a new study shows.
  • Running a marathon puts stress on the heart causing temporary damage for even fit runners. The less fit a runner is prior to the marathon, the more damage to the left ventricle according to the Harvard Health Letter.
  • Female athletes who sustain a concussion report different symptoms than their male counterparts, according to research performed at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. The research revealed that in addition to headache, high school girl athletes were more likely to complain of neurological symptoms like sensitivity to light or sleeplessness. Their male peers, conversely, are more likely to report neuro-cognitive issues, like loss of memory or balance control.
  • Mothers who were maltreated as children have increased risk for giving birth to low birth weight babies. The findings, by researchers at the University of Washington, are the first to show that maternal maltreatment can affect the health of offspring.
  • An estimated 50 million adults in the United States suffer from arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, one of the best ways to combat the onset of arthritis as well as to control pain and improve function is through exercise.

Article of the Week
The Real Reason Women Donít Like Their Bodies

Did you know that only about 50% of women like their bodies? And if a woman doesnít like her body, then she is less likely to eat healthy, exercise and take care of herself. This increases the likelihood of weight gain, fatigue, depression and poor muscle tone which will fuel the negative cycle.

The problem is that women are social creatures who are competitive. They tend to like their bodies if the people in their social group accept them for who they are and interact positively with them. However, if there is a mean girl spirit in their social network or a family member who makes them feel inadequate physically, then they will internalize the criticism and lose their personal empowerment. Once this happens, a woman can develop eating disorders, get addicted to cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures or self-soothe with junk food.

How to like your body: more

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Addicted To Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life , 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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