Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
September 23, 2008

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

womens fitness

My just released book Addicted to Stress (Publisher: Jossey-Bass - An imprint of John Wiley), is available at bookstores everywhere and for order online

  • Introduces and explains the habit forming pressure principle of stress addiction and how to cure it, creating awareness of what to do when a woman develops repetitive destructive behaviors.
  • Provides step-by-step program for self-empowerment, self-care, healthy narcissism, and renewing humor in a woman's relationships.
  • Explains the powerful, researched based relationship between food, exercise, and mood.
  • Develops indispensable strategies for accepting constructive conflicts with a spouse, partner, friend or colleague to get what she wants.
  • Shows how to jump start sexual intimacy.
  • Teaches specific techniques for reducing and eliminating stress.
  • Tells inspiring and humorous story of successful recovery from stress addiction.

Affirmation of the Week
Aging is not the deterioration of life,
but the deterioration of enthusiasm.

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 23, 2008 Show - Amy Stein, Founder of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in NYC and author of Heal Pelvic Pain. Take a targeted approach to heal your pain.

Sept 16, 2008 Show - Doreen Orion, MD, a psychiatrist, lecturer and author of Queen of the Road. Could you live in a 340 square foot bus with your wilderness loving husband traveling the country for one year? I thought so.

Click archives for directory of past shows.

Health Tips of the Week

  • Individuals who have a genetic mutation associated with high body mass index (BMI) may be able to offset their increased risk for obesity through physical activity.
  • Vitamin B12, a nutrient found in meat, fish and milk, may protect against brain volume loss in older people.
  • Bullying is a major concern among parents with overweight and obese children, and these parents are much more likely than parents with healthy weight children to rate bullying as a top health issue for kids.
  • There is fresh evidence that people spend less when paying cash than using credit, cash-equivalent script or gift certificates. They also spend less when they have to estimate expenses in detail.
  • After a heart attack, it might be best to steer clear of traffic for a while. New research shows that traffic pollution can be dangerous for people with heart disease.
  • Our body only requires 460 milligrams of sodium (about 1/5 of a teaspoon of salt) to maintain good health. The American Heart Association sets the upper limit for sodium at 2,300 mg per day (about 1 teaspoon of salt) for healthy Americans. For people who have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or kidney disease, the recommended amount may be even lower.
  • A new study on males eating broccoli found that they had lowered their risk of prostate cancer. This is consistent with other findings regarding cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale and Brussels sprouts, which contain several compounds that might fight cancer.
  • Consumer reports on health advises not to take red yeast rice, a popular cholesterol lowering supplement as there is no way to be sure that the dose is safe and effective. If you need to lower your cholesterol, take monitored, FDA regulated prescription versions.
  • Thinking makes you eat more. If you are doing mental work versus just sitting and relaxing, you are going to consume more calories. Donít underestimate mental demands on the body.
  • A new study showed that when older people diet without exercising, they lose more lean muscle compared to those who exercise.

Article of the Week
How to Fortify Your Friendships

Do you find that your friendships are dwindling, using your fingers to count them? Perhaps, you are disappointed in the remaining friends that you still have and consider ending some of them. You might say that you donít care, ďGood Riddance to bad rubbish!Ē However, you do care. You care deeply in that sensitive heart of yours. You might have read the latest research about how important friends are to your health. An interesting new study claims that lonely people feel colder than those who have warm friendships and in this economy who doesnít want to save money on heating bills?

Itís time to take an honest, personal inventory: Is it them or is it you?

Look at some of these traits and see if any apply to you: more

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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