Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
June 01, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
If you value yourself too little,
the world will not raise your price.

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.

June 01, 2010 Show - Andrew Bernstein, the founder of ActiveInsight, teaches at Wharton, has worked with clients like Johnson and Johnson, Citigroup, 20th Century Fox and Coca Cola and is the author of The Myth of Stress. Challenge your thoughts with common sense.

May 25, 2010 Show - Dr. Beverly Hyman specializes in conflict management and negotiation. As a consultant to UN agencies, she addresses the concerns of women and families and is the co-author of How to Know If Itís Time to Go. This is the ultimate question many people ask themselves during the lifetime of a marriage.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Teen drivers are four times more likely to be involved in motor vehicle crashes than older drivers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but anxiety and depression do not play a role in teen motor vehicle accidents according to a large new study from the University of Sydney Australia.
  • Tanorexia, or an addiction to tanning, is common among young, white females. Approximately 20 percent of 18 - 29 year-olds use indoor tanning booths according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dermatologists at Loyola University Health System believe tanning addictions are a legitimate health problem.
  • The age-old question of why men store fat in their bellies and women store it in their hips may have finally been answered: the fat tissue is almost completely different because itís all in the genes.
  • Justice is not blind. A new Cornell University study has found that unattractive defendants are 22 percent more likely to be convicted, and tend to get hit with longer, harsher sentences Ė with an average of 22 months longer in prison recommended by the studyís participants.
  • Being a little overweight along with staying physically active may help older people in their 70ís and up live longer.
  • Mothers aren't the only ones who feel blue after a baby's birth. One in 10 fathers also experience prenatal or postpartum depression, and the risk peaks when the baby is 3 to 6 months old according to new research. Dads tend to handle depression a little differently than moms do, displaying anger and irritability as opposed to crying.
  • According to the University of Nevada sampled tuna cans contained mercury levels that might be harmful to women and children if regularly consumed. Maybe you should consider switching to salmon.
  • Eating processed meats like bacon, sausage, hot dogs which are also high in sodium raises the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Apparently unprocessed red meats like steak, veal, lamb etc. do not raise the risk of heart disease.

Article of the Week
5 Surprising Ways to Tune-up Your Relationship

Relationships have an ebb and flow; lifeís stressors can drive you apart subtly and perniciously. By now you know the obvious cures like managing your personal stressors, infusing more novelty into your relationship to break the heart deadening routine and supporting your mate during a crisis with compassionate understanding. However, there are finer points you might want to know about to take your relationship to the next level.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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