Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
September 21, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
If you want peace of mind,
stop having opinions.

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.

Sept 21, 2010 Show - Michael Linenberger, the efficiency guru, international consultant, a former head of the US Peace Corpsí technology dept and author of Master Your Workday Now! If you feel overwhelmed at work, here are some tools which will help you harness your power.

Sept 14, 2010 Show - Frank Mikulka, trainer elite, martial artist, popular for his warrior classes for both men and women, a former Marine and the fitness consultant for the Turn On Your Inner Light website. Frank will teach you how not to put on the infamous Freshmen 15 - Whether you are a college freshmen or a newbie at a different stage of your life.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • The emerging idea that obesity may have an infectious origin gets new support in a cross-sectional study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers who found that children exposed to a particular strain of adenovirus were significantly more likely to be obese.
  • UCLA researchers found that adolescents from Latin American and Asian backgrounds experienced more discrimination than their peers from European backgrounds and that the discrimination came not only from other adolescents but from adults as well. Discrimination impacted their grade-point averages and their health, and was associated with depression, distress and lower levels of self-esteem.
  • A medicine widely used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder also provides long-term relief from the attention and behavior changes that affect many childhood cancer survivors according to a multicenter trial led by St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital investigators.
  • In female athletes with chronically higher estrogen levels, differences in the mechanical properties of tendons may lead to a higher risk of injury according to a study in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.
  • Cognitive scientists from the University of Rochester have discovered that playing action video games trains people to make the right decisions faster. The researchers found that video game players develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going on around them, and this benefit doesnít just make them better at playing video games, but improves a wide variety of general skills that can help with everyday activities like multitasking, driving, reading small print, keeping track of friends in a crowd, and navigating around town.
  • Berries like blueberries and strawberries are good for you. They help prevent urinary tract infections, improve memory, might offer protection against heart attacks and prevent the growth of breast and colon cancer cells. Keep in mind that whole berries have more nutrients and fiber than juices Ė less sugar and fewer calories.
  • A new study, released by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), shows that toning shoes including Skechers Shape-Ups, Masai Barefoot Technology and Reebok EasyTone don't help you exercise more intensely, burn more calories, or improve your muscle strength and tone.

Article of the Week
The Surprising Antidote to Loneliness

Loneliness is recognized as a growing health problem. Isolation has been shown to adversely affect the cardiovascular system and implicated in depression. The internet and TV continue to build a higher wall. A broad research study from the University of Chicago Medical Center has found the root cause of loneliness and so, the treatment. The surprising findings: Addressing loneliness is not about attending support groups with other lonely people or teaching better social skills. Rather loneliness can be healed by improving oneís self-esteem - creating a more positive self-perception in relation to others.

This is a new approach to an old problem. more

My book is NOW available in Paperback
Addicted to Stress: A Woman's 7 Step Program to Reclaim Joy and Spontaneity in Life

womens fitness

My book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), has just been published in Paperback and is available at bookstores everywhere.
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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