Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
June 26, 2007

Affirmation of the Week
The best way to knock a chip off your opponent’s shoulder
is to pat him on the back.

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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.

Guest of the Week - Dr. Jeff Gardere

This week's show:
June 26, 2007 Show - Dr. Jeff Gardere, a clinical psychologist and author of several relationship books, the most recent, Love Prescription: Ending the War Between Black Men and Women. He’s a regular on NBC’s Today Show. Learn why men fall out of love with a woman.

Last week's show:
June 19, 2007 Show - Carol Tavris, a social psychologist, lecturer and co-author of Mistakes Were Made but Not By Me. Do you own up when you screw up? Here’s how to handle self-deception

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Women who get most of their daily calcium from food have healthier bones than women whose calcium comes mainly from supplemental tablets, say researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Surprisingly, this is true even though the supplement takers have higher average calcium intake.
  • The Harvard Heart Letter states that sudden stress due to anger, hot weather and air pollution, sex, or even getting out of bed, can be the tipping point for a heart attack or stroke.
  • If you suffer from migraines, you are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Not frequent headaches, they have to be migraines whose symptoms are excruciating head pain, nausea, and sensitivity to sound and light.
  • Having a hostile attitude can affect your breathing. That’s good news because you can control a hostile attitude unlike air pollution or a genetic predisposition to a lung disease.
  • Regular aspirin use may significantly reduce your chances of getting cancer or heart disease. However, talk to your doctor because aspirin can cause internal bleeding in some patients.
  • From the New England Journal of Medicine: Estrogen has a wide range of well-documented beneficial metabolic and vascular effects, provided that treatment is started early in menopause. Women can be reassured that estrogen therapy is cardioprotective at least until age 65. And by the way more women than men are having strokes at mid-life!

Article of the Week
How to Release Regret

It feels good to be bad once in awhile because we liberate ourselves from restrictions. However, afterwards some of us experience a little guilt, but that soon passes because the fun is worth it! Regrets fall into a different category. We have made a mistake or “We should have...” Perhaps, we said hasty words in anger or speculated on a financial decision and lost. We fall into a negative loop beating ourselves up emotionally by chewing on our actions, words and silence, like tasteless gum over and over again. This rumination saps our vitality and impedes moving forward.

Since everyone experiences some sort of regret when reflecting on the past, it only becomes a problem if: you tend to exaggerate what you did or didn’t do or get addicted to feeling sorry for yourself. If either of those traits applies to you, then regret is causing you to get stuck in a moment. In the context of a life what is a moment?more

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
What’s a Good Exercise to Get More Defined Back Muscles?

This time of year we get to show off more skin. My arms are decent, but I would like my back to be more defined. I heard that the seated row would be a good exercise to target these muscles. What is it and how do I do it? (Trisha, Smithtown) Answer

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Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of 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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