Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
November 22, 2011

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Weekly Wellness Radio Shows - Now on YouTube

Good news. My radio shows are now on YouTube. Simply click on the links below.

The Turn On your Inner Light Radio Show airs Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 7:30pm, on WGBB 1240AM in Long Island.

November 22, 2011 Show - Amy Ahlers, a life coach, CEO of Wake-up Call coaching and author of Big Fat Lies Women Tell Themselves. Stop telling yourself self-sabotaging lies to become your true self.

November 15, 2011 Show - Peter Walsh, a clutter expert and organizational consultant, was a regular guest on Oprah, featured organizer on TLC’s Clean Sweep, hosts his own show Enough Already! With Peter Walsh on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and is the author of Lighten up. Learn how to live on less and feel so much richer.

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Health Tips of the Week

  • A web-based computer-tailored intervention aiming to increase physical activity, decrease sedentary behavior, and promote healthy eating among adolescents was not associated with positive long-term outcome measures, but may have positive short-term effects on eating behaviors.
  • Integrating a coach-led neuromuscular warm-up prior to sports practice appeared to reduce the risk of lower extremity injuries in female high school soccer and basketball athletes according to the AMA.
  • State policies banning all sugar-sweetened beverages in schools are associated with reduced in-school access and purchase of these beverages, however these policies are not associated with a reduction in overall consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, according to the AMA.
  • Researchers were surprised to find that in some cases, the protection afforded by “leatherhead" early 20th-century football helmets was often comparable to or better than that provided by 21st-century varsity helmets currently in use from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
  • College students who have served in the U.S. conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are more likely than their non-veteran peers to use tobacco, drink in excess and engage in other behaviors that endanger their health and safety, according to a study that appeared in the latest issue of American Journal of Health Promotion.
  • A second clinical trial of the medical food Souvenaid® confirmed that daily intake of the nutritional intervention improves memory in people with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD). Results of the trial – called Souvenir II – were presented at the 4th International Conference on Clinical Trials in Alzheimer's.
  • Although the average Facebook user has some 130 "friends," in reality, Americans have, on average, slightly more than two confidantes, finds a new Cornell University study.
  • Patients who are taking antibiotics can avoid diarrhea by taking probiotics along with their antibiotics.
  • The survival rates for older women with breast cancer lag behind younger women diagnosed with the disease, indicating that the elder population may be missing out on improvements in treatment and detection, according to new research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
  • A new study of teens undergoing substance abuse treatment finds helping others helps the adolescent helper by reducing cravings for alcohol and drugs, a major precipitator of relapse.
  • A newly published study finds that prostate cancer patients who undergo radical prostatectomy get better results at teaching hospitals than at non-academic medical institutions. According to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital, patients who underwent radical prostatectomy at teaching hospitals have fewer complications and shorter hospital stays.
  • A recent study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that consumption of dairy foods and higher protein resulted in improvements in markers of bone formation and reductions in markers of bone degradation in overweight and obese young women over 16 weeks of diet- and exercise-induced weight loss.
  • A recent study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and, surprisingly, in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people. The research, supported by the Ohio State University was conducted by a team of scientists that has spent more than three decades investigating links between psychological stress and immunity.

Article of the Week

How to be Happy when the Holidays are Over

We’re busy having so much fun during the holidays and then they’re done - only blahs and blues remain. If you want to sustain happiness after the holidays, learn from retailers. This sounds counterintuitive and crassly materialistic, but the core principles are not. Retailers know how to generate a buzz and keep it going. Do you?

Retailers start stocking the shelves in September and mailing out their holiday catalogues before Halloween even hits. Periodically, there are special one-day sales. Shopping Online? Major department stores host special mad-rush hourly sales in early November. Human beings just love to anticipate and celebrate events as well as anticipate and celebrate anniversaries of these events: more

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

womens fitness

Stress will always land on your doorstep, but you don’t have to constantly open the door. It’s 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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