Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Weekly Wellness Newsletter
September 05, 2006

Affirmation of the Week
Sunrise and sunset look the same.
It depends which direction you’re facing.

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Guest of the Week - Brian Tracy

On September 05, 2006 - Our guest expert is Brian Tracy, one of the world’s top success coaches, best-selling author, his most recent book, The Power of Charm. Learn how to build a rapport with anyone and lead a charmed life.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • Indiana University researchers found that physical activity two hours after a high-fat meal not only reverses the arterial dysfunction caused by fatty foods, but improves the function of these arteries compared to before the meal. Exercise could be the new morning after pill for food that is!
  • Men and women are different when it comes to a high-calcium diet which protects women against osteoporosis. There’s far less evidence that dietary calcium is good for men; large amounts could increase their risk of prostate cancer.
  • Widely sold in health food stores, essential oils have chemical properties that can affect the brain and enter the bloodstream; they can improve immunity, help you sleep, calm anxiety and nausea, improve memory, etc. However, patients should always inform their doctors before using aromatherapy oils because they could be toxic, make you more sensitive to the sun or interfere with medical treatment. Best way to use essential oils is to dab a bit on a handkerchief and fan yourself like a Southern belle.
  • From the Mayo clinic: Taking aspirin or ibuprofen helps delay or prevent an enlarged prostate which causes urinary symptoms as men age.

Article of the Week
Boost Your Relationship with Humor

Do you get annoyed when he teases you about being clumsy or talking too much? Do you wonder if you married one of the Three Stooges when he tells a rehearsed joke with crass body language? Do both of you sit at the kitchen table slinging sarcastic remarks at each other? It’s time to consciously use humor as a strategy to charm him, not alienate. Humor can make your marriage happier than ever! Allow yourself to explore his comic range and you just might like it. You will discover that men use humor to achieve status and women laugh at men’s jokes to show appreciation. Now reverse the roles: When men laugh at women’s jokes and women produce the humor there is truly a happy blend.

Neuroscience explains that what makes you laugh is not only subjective, but based on gender. Women are self-mocking and use improvised humor. This makes sense because women are caregivers and nurturers and use this style of humor to cope with the never-ending stream of little emergencies. Research shows that for women self-deprecating humor actually lowers their blood pressure! On the other hand, men do not make fun of themselves because they link laughter to status. Making fun of themselves would lower their status and reduce their dominance while making fun of others increases their status. Men usually tell a rehearsed joke because of a guaranteed response.

If you want to charm the man in your life and make him feel on top of the world,More

Frank Mikulka's Fitness Tip Of The Week
Squats Oldie and Goodie

I do a good amount of leg work, step classes lunges etc. I hear that a squat is the exercise of choice when it comes to really targeting the glutes and increasing the lean-defined muscle in the leg. What is proper form and does it work? (Sandra, Amityville) 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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