Manage Your Stress Chapter 17
- Manage Your Stress (VIDEO)
- What Is Stress?
- Fight Or Flight (VIDEO)
- Stress vs. Rest
- The Stress Response
- Stressed Out! Signs & Symptoms
- Chronic Stress
- Stress Takes a Toll (VIDEO)
- Stress Harms the Heart & Blood Vessels
- Stress & The Growing Brain (VIDEO)
- Stress Harms the Brain & Nerves
- Stress Harms the Immune System
- Stress Causes Psychological Problems
- Stress & Epigenetics (VIDEO)
- Your Genes Are Affected by Stress
- Inheriting Stress (VIDEO)
- Stress & Aging (VIDEO)
- Stress Makes You Age Faster
- How Stressed Out Are You?
- Coping with Stress (VIDEO)
- Beat Stress with Friendship & Community
- Beat Stress with Healthier Foods
- Beat Stress with Better Sleep Habits
- Beat Stress with Exercise
- Meditation (VIDEO)
- Beat Stress with Mindful Awareness
Stress & Aging
Scientists are making great strides in learning how stress ages us. At the very ends of each chromosome is a zone called the telomere. It has been likened to the tip of a shoelace, keeping the end material from unraveling. Each time a cell divides, the telomere becomes a bit shorter, which means that as we age the telomeres are fraying. In recent years, researchers have found that people under extraordinary stress tend to have shortened telomeres, a sign that stress prematurely ages our cells. Meditation and other mindful awareness practices boost telomerase, an enzyme that maintains the health of the telomeres.
MANAGE YOUR STRESS VIDEOS
What Causes Stress?When you face challenges that seem beyond your control, your body's stress response takes over.
Fight or FlightA perceived threat triggers this heart-pounding, muscle-tensing state of alertness.
Stress Takes a TollOver time, stress raises your risk of cardiovascular disease, digestive ailments and more.
Stress & the Growing BrainBabies and kids who endure traumatic events develop different brain structure as they grow up.
Your Genes & StressStress is one factor that can cause certain genes to switch on or off, affecting inherited traits.
Inherited Stress DamageThere is growing evidence that some stress-induced changes in gene expression care passed on to children.
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How Stress Ages UsPart of our chromosomes that protects our cells during cell division can be damaged by stress, causing speedier aging.
Coping with StressYou can't eliminate stress from your life, but you can minimize the harm by learning to manage it.
Meditation in FocusOne method of stress-reduction, meditation, brings measurable physical and emotional improvements.
theVisualMD Wishes to Thank our Scientific Collaborators:
- Deepak Chopra, MD
- Jeremy Geffen, MD
Oncologist and author
- Tereza Hubkova, MD
Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
- Mark Liponis, MD
Corporate Medical Director, Canyon Ranch
- Keith Paine
Co-Founder, Nimble Fitness, New York
- Candace Pert, PhD
Neuroscientist and author
- Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Interpersonal Neurobiologist UCLA School of Medicine/Mindsight Institute
- Hugh S. Taylor, MD
Fertility Specialist Yale School of Medicine
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