Debbie Mandel's
Turn On Your Inner Light
Wellness Newsletter
December 14, 2010

Affirmation of the Week
Unselfish acts
bring selfish benefits

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.

Dec 14, 2010 Show - Judy Reeves teaches writing, runs creativity workshops, cofounder of San Diego Writers, Ink and author of A Writer’s Book of Days. If you always wanted to write, but never knew where to begin, here’s how to find your muse.

Dec 07, 2010 Show - Rod Rotondi, is a chef at Los Angeles restaurant Leaf Organics, world traveler and culinary eclectic, is the author of Raw Food for Real People. How wonderful to have a no-cook cookbook!

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Health Tips of the Week

  • For many women coping with obesity and depression new research finds that improving your mood might be the link to losing weight.
  • For patients living with diabetes, reducing the amount of salt in their daily diet is key to warding off serious threats to their health, a new review of studies finds.
  • The “A” grades that high- schoolers earn aren’t just good for making the honor roll — they also make them healthier as adults, too according to the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
  • A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that lower and higher vitamin D levels were associated with an increased likelihood of frailty in older women. Virtue is in the middle.
  • Weightlifting may play a key role in the prevention of the painful limb-swelling condition lymphedema following breast cancer treatment according to new research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The new data cements the reversal of long-running advice that breast cancer survivors should avoid lifting anything heavier than five pounds after they finish treatment.
  • Research by a University of Iowa psychologists finds that tots who played with a broad array of objects learned new words twice as fast as those who played with a less diverse set of similar objects.
  • Drawing on the latest national data, a new report from the University of Virginia, "When Marriage Disappears," concludes that marriage is in trouble among Middle America, with trends in non-marital childbearing, divorce and marital quality in Middle America increasingly resembling those of the poor, where marriage is fragile and weak.
  • A new study reveals that sick teens are more isolated than other kids, but they do not necessarily realize it and often think their friendships are stronger than they actually are.
  • Mercury levels in tuna remain too high, according to a new investigation by Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports recommends that pregnant women avoid canned tuna and choose lower-mercury seafood instead. Women of childbearing age and young children especially should limit how much canned tuna they eat. Note that light tuna is better than white albacore regarding mercury levels.
  • People who eat orange foods get high blood levels of alpha carotene an antioxidant found in orange fruits and veggies, live longer and are less likely to die of heart disease and cancer.

Article of the Week
How to Finally Keep Your Resolutions

In the winter we percolate New Year’s resolutions, priming ourselves to make them happen. As we spend money on gifts, food, decorations and fashion while we eat mucho calories, we are eager for a fresh start. Yet predictably a couple of weeks into January, for many of us the momentum slows to a screeching halt. What can you do differently this year? According to researcher Julia Bayuk from the University of Delaware, many of us are focusing on the detailed plan, the how-to achieve these goals, instead of the big picture, the looser, more abstract why do I want to achieve this goal?

Bayuk explains, “Planning can actually make you more narrow-minded. I might be so focused on this plan that when there are other opportunities to achieve the same goal, I might not take advantage of them.”

In my own stress-management work I have found that making a resolution stick correlates highly to the resolution truly resonating for you – not your family, friends, colleagues or the community. If a resolution is something you want for yourself more

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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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