How Can Save Your Life With Stress Relief?

963 Words4 Pages
How To Save Your Life With Stress Relief By Matthias K. Maas | Submitted On September 16, 2014 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Matthias K. Maas How often do you feel on the edge? Frustrated... anxious... tense... angry... Whether it 's from arguing with your teenager or getting stuck in traffic, stress is an inevitable part of life. With so much on our schedules and so little time to get things done, we feel stretched to our…show more content…
"People think of stress as something that keeps them up at night or something that makes them yell at their kids," says Dr. Carol Shively, Ph D., a professor and medical researcher at Wake Forest School of Medicine,"But if you asked me what stress is, I 'd say it 's this huge plaque in your artery. This is stress."[1] As Dr. Shively and other researchers have demonstrated, the physical changes our body goes through in response to stress may be helpful over the short term. But over the long term they 're deadly, linked to higher blood pressure, cholesterol levels and plaque build-up in your arteries.[2] And it gets worse... Stress ' fatal impact isn 't just felt in your heart and blood vessels. It works its deadly fingers deep into your very cells, impacting your lifespan at the genetic level. One landmark study demonstrated this like no other. University of San Francisco researchers tracked 58 mothers aged twenty to fifty. About 40 of these mothers had a chronically ill children, the remaining group had healthy children. The mothers who had enormous caretaking burdens on them due to their child 's illness reported much more stress, understandably, than the control group who had healthy children. The scientists then decided to look at the mother 's DNA. What they found was shocking... See, each strand of DNA is protected by little shields called telomeres. Telomeres are kind of like
Open Document