Tuesday, August 12, 2014

You CAN protect yourself from stress....

Tuesday, 8-12-2014

One way severe or lasting stress can age you and harm you is by reducing the length of your telomeres.  Not only does this tend to turn your hair grey or white, it makes diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer more likely.

But following a good health lifestyle anyway has just been found to largely prevent this:

(People"....who exercised, slept well and ate well had less telomere shortening than the ones who didn't maintain healthy lifestyles, even when they had similar levels of stress,"

In this research, both groups were badly stressed; but the ones who kept eating right and exercising and getting regular sleep were far less harmed by it.

And, it’s even more valuable than the research suggests:

Donald Trump and Trammel Crow, a Texas Real Estate developer, and business entrepreneur James Altucher each had periods of dreadful financial reverses but insisted on continuing to eat right and exercise to enable them to keep trying new solutions or work intensely to get ahead of the problem to reverse it before it harmed them.

In each case, they got much better results recovering from and reversing the stress than others have.  So this is even more valuable than just keeping your health!

So, this has been field tested to help.

A.  Take effective corrective action right away before the problem becomes too severe to fix if you know how or can find out how. Or keep generating or finding and trying new solutions.

You feel more in control and keep your mind sharp and are less focused on the harmful things and threats so you are under a bit less stress even while your efforts are not working yet.

And, often you WILL hit on something that removes the threat or leads you to a way to have it damage you less or recover from undergoing it!

B. Using this information:

 1.  Insist on eating health OK food regularly even if you sometimes don't feel like making the effort or don't feel hungry.

Maybe have an extra treat sometimes; but avoid tons of them or treats that contain harmful ingredients 100% of the time.  This is important all the time; but when under stress it is critical to do.

2.  Stressful situations may strip you of time and money to do the exercises you prefer or were doing.  Or you may feel unmotivated.  But insist on doing some kind of exercise most days of every week no matter what.

3.  If you have to, sleep a bit less or write potential solutions to clear your mind before going to bed.

But insist on getting regular sleep or lie in bed in a dark room and rest or daydream as you'll often fall asleep while doing so.

Also insist on being in bed as close to your normal pattern as possible and have regular sleeping hours as much as possible.

(Vigorous exercise particularly first thing in the morning, eating right, and doing part A all help you sleep better.  So insist on doing them!)
Here’s the link to the Medical News Today article:
The negative impacts of stress can be mitigated by healthy diet, sleep and 
A new study from UC San Francisco is the first to show that while the impact of 
life's stressors accumulate overtime and accelerate cellular aging, these 
negative effects may be reduced by...

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