Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
April 14, 2009

Affirmation of the Week
Have you been building a lot of walls
and not enough bridges?

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 14, 2009 Show - PM Forni, an award winning professor of Italian literature at Johns Hopkins University, founded the civility initiative, teaches courses on the history and theory of manners, and the author of The Civility Solution: What to Do When People Are Rude. Learn some practical responses to rudeness.

April 7, 2009 Show - Judith Beck, Ph.D., a clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, Director of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research and author of The Complete Beck Diet for Life. Learn how to lose weight and keep it off - really.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • People who have osteoporosis are more likely to also have vertigo.
  • People with back pain use a lot of medical treatments, but often not the ones with the strongest evidence of effectiveness which happens to be exercise.
  • Drinking caffeine after a workout reduces pain acquired during exercise.
  • Mothers of multiples have over 40 percent increased odds of having moderate to severe depressive symptoms nine months after giving birth compared to mothers of single-born children according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins.
  • Participants in the swim-bike-run competitions known as triathlons face twice the risk of sudden death as marathoners.
  • Overuse of CT scans are a concern because they increase the risk of cancer – especially multiple CT scans.
  • Vitamin D3 may help prevent fractures in the elderly.
  • A new study suggests that acute stress affects financial decision making. Here’s what happens: stress exaggerates the reflection effect; while exposed to stress volunteers were more conservative when choosing between potentially positive outcomes and were riskier when choosing between gambles that could result in a loss, compared to volunteers who were not stressed.
  • When it comes to weight loss, what you drink may be more important than what you eat, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins. Researchers examined the relationship between beverage consumption among adults and weight change and found that weight loss was positively associated with a reduction in liquid calorie consumption and liquid calorie intake had a stronger impact on weight than solid calorie intake.

Article of the Week
Be Happy ‘Round the Clock

How do you achieve happiness, the kind that lasts all day? Robert Frost wrote, “Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.” While this is a beautiful aphorism depicting the spirit of the human condition, there are many concrete strategies to assist you in making happiness go the distance. Here is a sample weekday happiness schedule:

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Recently Released Book
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

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My newly released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), is available at bookstores everywhere and for order online

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  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
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  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

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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