Vol. 2 No. 5, May 2010 Copyright 2010 by Wolf J.
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In this issue:
1. NUTRITION NEWS YOU CAN USE
2. HOW TO CONQUER STRESS DURING TOUGH TIMES--PART III
3. HEAR WOLF "HOWL"--I MEAN SPEAK
4. HUMOR BREAK
5. ABOUT THE EDITOR
6. PRIVACY STATEMENT AND SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION
Misery has enough company. Dare to be happy.
1. NUTRITION NEWS YOU CAN USE
Drinking may not add to obesity
Finally some good news for those of us who enjoy a glass or two of "happy
juice" a day. According to a 13 year study of 19,220 healthy normal-weight
woman ages 39 and older found that woman who did not drink at all put
on more weight (8 lbs) than woman who drank one to two alcoholic beverages
per day (5.5 lbs), while those who consumed two or more glasses a day
added 3.4 lbs during the study. About 41% of all subjects became overweight
or obese during the 13 year study, but those who consumed two drinks
per day were 30% less likely to become overweight or obese compared
to teetotalers. These findings were true even after controlling for
diet, life-style and other factors which impact weight gain.
ACTION STEP: To help your clients/patients to lose weight healthfully,
and maintain their weight permanently read our new CPE course Making
Weight Control Second Nature: Living Thin Naturally. For details go
Source: Lu Wang; I-Min Lee; JoAnn E. Manson; Julie E. Buring; Howard
D. Sesso, Alcohol Consumption, Weight Gain, and Risk of Becoming Overweight
in Middle-aged and Older Women, Arch Intern Med, Mar 2010; 170: 453
- 461, and http://tiny-url.org/EgHgNH, accessed 4/26/10.
2. HOW TO CONQUER STRESS DURING TOUGH TIMES-PART III
By Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RD, CSP
In the previous eNewsletter (see http://www.wolfrinke.com/NPnewsletter/npnlApr2010.htm)
I described the following stress-busting strategies:
1. Hang Out With Positive People
2. Recognize That You Are Not Your Job
3. Get Your Life in Balance
4. Cut the Electronic Umbilical Cord
5. Reduce Your Commuting Time
6. Find A Boss Who Knows How To MBA--Manage By Appreciation
7. Move Your Body
Here are eight more strategies to help you kiss stress goodbye:
Do approximately 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every other day such
as jogging, biking or fast walking. Alternate that with resistance exercise
like lifting weights, or using a "gym" machine. And be sure
to start every exercise session with light warm-ups and end with a comprehensive
9. Take Breaks
You'll be surprised how refreshed you feel just by taking brief stretch
breaks throughout the day. Simple actions such as taking three very
deep breath and exhaling slowly; going for a short walk or just standing
up and stretching at your desk is a powerful way to alleviate stress
and boost productivity. (This is great advice--I just did that myself,
and yes I feel much better.)
10. Get Eight Hours of Sleep a Day
If you find you don't have eight hours, reduce TV viewing by one hour
per day. (Good advice even if you get enough sleep.) That will give
you--are you ready for this--15 extra days per year. Just think how
much fun stuff you could do if you had 15 extra days.
11. Manage Priorities
You can't manage time. We all get the same 24 hours every day. But you
can manage priorities. (Have you ever noticed that all of us make time
for all the important things in our lives?) So each day figure out what
your high pay-off items are and do them when you are at your best. And
don't forget to make vacation and play time a priority. (If you'd like
help with this read our recently updated "Time Management"
C198 CPE program--http://www.wolfrinke.com/CEFILES/cepd.html#C198.)
12. Get Rid Of Conflict
If you're having problems with a family member or a particular individual
at work, arrange to meet with him or her to discuss the situation. By
opening the lines of communication, you'll set the stage for a fair
resolution. You may even find out that what seemed like a major and
stressful conflict was actually a misunderstanding. And remember to
liberally use the most powerful conflict and stress reduction phrase
in the world: "You are right about that."
13. Celebrate More Often Than You Think Is Wise
Set attainable and measurable goals for each of your projects may they
be at home or at work. Then celebrate each accomplishment with small
rewards, such as taking time to go out to lunch with your spouse or
colleagues. It will keep you motivated and increase your productivity.
14. Reduce Information
Most of us suffer from TMI--too much information. So when you need to
make a decision, avoid what's referred to as "decision optimization"
in systems language. (Former ADA president Anita Owen refers to it as
contemplating your navel.) Instead, go for decisions that are minimally
acceptable. It's faster and leads to better decision outcomes in the
long term. I truly believe that most of us need lots more reminding
and less information. In other words, I believe most of us know how
to do right--we just forget what we already know. If you could use help
with this I have just the right tool for you. It is my Make It a Winning
Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business perpetual calendar.
Every day it provides you with a motivational message--a reminder of
what you probably already know. However, then it takes you to the next
level by providing you a specific action step. An action step that helps
you implement what you already know in a dramatically new and different
way. When you get to the end of the year, the calendar starts all over
again. Why not order several for you and your friends right now at 800-828-9653
15. Ask For Help
If you still have stress after all this it's time to ask for help. (Remember
asking for help is a sign of strength-not weakness.) While sometimes
it may seem like it's you against the world, keep in mind that this
is rarely the case. Often the help you need is available simply by asking.
Reach out to family members, colleagues or your boss, by letting them
know of your challenges. You can avoid being perceived as a complainer
by objectively outlining how others can help. If that still does not
do the trick, talk with your mentor or coach (you do have one don't
you?) or a professional counselor. Because they are removed from the
situation they are more likely to provide you with a fresh perspective
which may enable you to develop new strategies for dealing with stress.
Source: W. J. Rinke, Beat the Blues--How to Manage Stress and Balance
Your Life, (CPE Home Study Course approved for 28 CPEUs), Wolf Rinke
Associates, Clarksville, MD, http://www.wolfrinke.com/CEFILES/cepd.html#C178.
3. HEAR WOLF "HOWL"--I MEAN SPEAK
These full day seminars maybe open to you if your company/organization
is a member of the Institute of Management Studies (IMS). Contact the
chairperson for specifics.
May 13, 2010. San Francisco, CA. "Winning Management: Building
a High Performance Workplace." Contact: Ginny Von der Schmidt,
Sep. 14, 2010. Philadelphia, PA. "Increasing Your Personal Leadership
Effectiveness." Contact: Joe Paesani, email@example.com
Recommend me to the meeting planner of your upcoming state or local
dietetic association and I will help make your next meeting a "howling
success." As a way of giving back, I speak to ADA groups at significantly
4. HUMOR BREAK
Chinese doctor (Q) answering questions for his patient (A)-Part 1:
Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life.
Is this true?
A: Heart only good for so many beats, and that's it. Don't waste on
exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speed up heart not make live
longer; that like say you can extend life of car by driving faster.
Want live longer? Take nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does cow eat? Hay and
corn. What are these? Vegetables. So, steak nothing more than efficient
mechanism of delivering vegetables to system. Need grain? Eat chicken.
Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork
chop can give 100% recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.
Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine.
That means they take water out of fruity bit; get even more of goodness
that way. Beer also made out of grain. Bottoms up!
I hope this has cleared up some of the misconceptions you may have
had about food, diets and life-style. More to come in future issues
of this eNewsletter. (I'm aware it's not PC. It's humor, so please lighten
up, and laugh already. It's good for you!)
7. ABOUT THE EDITOR
Dr. Wolf J. Rinke, RD, CSP is the president of Wolf Rinke Associates--an
accredited provider of easy to use CPE home study programs for nutrition
professionals since 1990 available at www.easyCPEcredits.com. He is
also a highly effective management consultant and executive coach who
specializes in building peak performance organizations, teams and individuals,
and an author of numerous CPE home study courses, audio/video programs
as well as several best selling management, leadership and self-development
books including Make it a Winning Life--Success Strategies for Life,
Love and Business. In addition he is an internationally recognized keynote
speaker and seminar leader who delivers customized presentations that
combine story telling, humor and motivation with specific "how
to" action strategies that participants can apply immediately to
improve their personal and professional lives. Preview a demo at www.WolfRinke.com
or call 800-828-9653. If you have questions, or would like him to address
a specific issue or topic please e-mail him at WolfRinke@aol.com.
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