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February 2014 Health Newsletter

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» Workshops for You from
» Nancy C. Righter Award for Service Presented to Dr. Mania
» Jump For Your Adjustment!
» Sugar. How Sweet It Is, Not.
» Weight Fluctuations & Strategies

Workshops for You from

As many of you know, it has been an ongoing professional project of mine to enhance health through education and empowerment. Since 2011, I have been associated with my good friend and colleague Loren Gelberg-Goff, LCSW and "Being Well Within" to do exactly that for patients, clients, corporations civic groups and the public. You or a friend, family member or co-worker could really benefit from the tools, strategies and guidance that is offered in our workshops and seminars, so I am including this information to give you the opportunity to checkout the offerings in the next few months.

The following is a list of the workshops we offer at Being Well Within.
 Please contact us at if you have any questions – we’d love to tell you more about them.


Dates To Be Determined in 2014:

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Healing the Healer: Prevent and Overcome Compassion Fatigue (Burn-Out) This workshop is certified for 4 CEU hours for social workers and may be applicable for other professionals as well.


From Distressed to De-Stressed: Thriving in Life in Spite of Stress

Discover Your Authentic Self: Bringing Home the Power of Authentic Living

Letting Go and Living Free: The Fine Art of Forgiveness

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Copyright: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C. 2013

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Nancy C. Righter Award for Service Presented to Dr. Mania

On Thursday, October  11, 2013, the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners' President Mary Adelman presented their statewide award for outstanding service to the community to Dr. Carmel-Ann Mania. Named for a former NJAWBO Chapter president, the Nancy C. Righter Award was presented at the annual "Salute to Women Leaders" event held at the Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. Dr. Mania was one of several "Teal Heart" Awardees who were nominated for this prestigious commendation. Consideration was given to her service not only to the business owners' organization but for contributions to the community at large and to her profession. Said Dr. Mania, " I am so proud to be a member of this terrific organization and honored to be among this distinguished group of women who have served the business community with their time, energy and talents. NJAWBO is truly a place for women to find mentors, colleagues, and friends."

Author: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Source: Carmel-Ann Mania, D.C.
Copyright: Dr. Mania 2013

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Jump For Your Adjustment!

Looking to increase athletic performance and possibly your vertical jump height? Give an adjustment a try! A small blinded trial was conducted recently in young female athletes who were suffering from ankle joint dysfunction to see if an adjustment to the joint could affect their vertical jump height. The ankle joint, more technically referred to as the talocrural joint, is the joint formed from the ends of the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) and the top bone of the ankle, the talus. Half of the female athletes with ankle joint dysfunction received an adjustment to their ankle joint once a week for three weeks while the other half received a sham treatment once a week for three weeks. On average, those receiving the adjustment to their ankle joint saw an average 0.47 cm increase in their vertical jump as compared with the sham group. It’s important to recognize that adjustments provided by doctors of chiropractic can be delivered to and benefit more than just the joints of the spine. If you or someone you know is suffering from pain or dysfunction, or is simply looking to enhance their physical performance and overall health, give your local chiropractor a call today!

Source: JMPT. February 2014. Vol. 37; Issue 2.
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Sugar. How Sweet It Is, Not.

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states Americans are eating too much sugar and it’s killing us. As the consumption of added sugars rises, so too does one’s risk of dying from heart disease. According to the data, compared with those individuals who got less than 10% of their daily calories from sugar, those with 10-25% of their daily calories coming from sugar were 30% more likely to die of cardiovascular disease and those with more than 25% of their daily calories coming from sugar were twice as likely to die of cardiovascular disease. This becomes even more significant considering that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. The concern isn’t related to the sugars occurring naturally in fruits and vegetables. Instead, it’s the added sugars in foods such as sugary drinks and beverages, candy, desserts and other sweetened carbohydrate snacks. In fact, most processed foods we consume have added sugar to make them taste better. So, read the nutritional labels on food packaging and strive to stick to what the American Heart Association recommends: Limiting your daily consumption of added sugars to 150 calories for men and 100 calories for women.

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine, online February 3, 2014.

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Weight Fluctuations & Strategies

New research indicates it may not be a bad idea to let your eating habits relax during the weekend, so long as it’s done in moderation. In fact, long-term weight loss might be more effective if dieters focus more on stricter weekday diets and allow themselves room to cheat somewhat on the weekends - A strategy that researchers say can allow reasonable weekend splurges while not derailing one’s motivation and weight loss efforts.  In this new study, the self-recorded daily weights of 80 adults were evaluated for periods up to 10 months. Data revealed that for the 18 of 80 adults who lost 3% or more of their bodyweight during the weigh-ins, there appeared to be a pattern of weight gain over the weekends and weight loss during the weekdays, with subjects weighing the most on Sunday/Mondays and weighing the least on Fridays. This pattern seemed strongest in those who either lost weight or maintained their bodyweight during the study. In those subjects who gained weight during the study, this pattern was less reflective of their weight changes. Researchers concluded that weight variations between the weekend and weekday are normal and a focus of tightening up one’s dietary habits during the weekdays and loosening them somewhat during the weekend could assist many in achieving their weight loss goals and maintaining a healthy bodyweight longterm.

Source: Obesity Facts, online January 31, 2014.
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