Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
April 30, 2014

Affirmation of the Week
What are you doing when
you arenít doing anything?

Health Tips of the Week

  • Trampoline accidents sent an estimated 288,876 people, most of them children, to hospital emergency departments with broken bones from 2002 to 2011, at a cost of more than $400 million, according to an analysis by researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine.
  • According to Experimental Biology many African-American children do not get the recommended amount of calcium in their diet. A new study shows African American children with a genetic predisposition to diabetes may mitigate their risk by getting more calcium.
  • Researchers from Louisiana State University found that drinking tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks helped increase sleep time by nearly 90 minutes among older adults with insomnia.
  • A new study finds that children pay close attention to issues related to money, and that parents should make an effort to talk with their children to ensure that kids donít develop misconceptions about finance.
  • Nearly one-third of breast cancer survivors who were working when they began treatment were unemployed four years later. Women who received chemotherapy were most affected, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • An ancient form of meditation and exercise could help women who suffer from urinary incontinence, according to a new study from UC San Francisco.
  • Marital stress may make people more vulnerable to depression, according to a recent study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and their colleagues.
  • According to JAMA people who took statins in the 2009Ė10 year were consuming more calories and fat than those who used statins 10 years earlier. There was no similar increase in caloric and fat intake among nonĖstain users during that decade.
  • Seeing their babiesí ultrasound images for the first time is a powerful moment for expectant fathers, and could hasten family bonding and provide an opportunity for promoting positive partnering and parenting, according to a new study from the University of Wisconsin.
  • The humble aspirin may have just added another beneficial effect beyond its ability to ameliorate headaches and reduce the risk of heart attacks: lowering colon cancer risk among people with high levels of a specific type of gene.
  • When the task at hand requires some imagination, taking a walk may lead to more creative thinking than sitting, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Article of the Week

6 Ways To Deal With An Epidemic Of Worry and Anxiety

Could someone please change the channel! Arenít you tired of being told to be your authentic self, the best person that you can be, to feel more positive, happier and grateful? Do you look in the mirror, recite the affirmation, ďI am beautifulĒ and do you believe what you say Ė really? Clearly, these platitudes donít work in an epidemic of unproductive worry.

Meanwhile the drug industry is booming with commercials now marketing directly to the consumer/ patient, bypassing the doctor. Consider the commercial depicting a depressed woman who is transformed on a beach into a happier version of herself simply by taking a small pill; then the side effects are read by a narrator: stroke, cancer, and death. Wouldnít you feel anxious taking this pill to make you feel less anxious? more

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

womens fitness

Stress will always land on your doorstep, but you donít have to constantly open the door. Itís time to build immunity to external pressures and cultivate an inner peace which does not depend on outside influences. Shed that endless to-do list. Leave the straight lines of your personality to enjoy the surprising detours life has waiting for you.

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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