A recent study from University College, London concluded very minor forms of stress that doctors and many patients hardly notice increase overall mortality. The more psychological stress reported, the higher the death rates—and they really went up.
Elder care can be unpredictable and intermittent. What once used to entail a few weeks or months now often extends for years. As the needs of a change, so do the responsibilities of the caregiver...and the increased demand creates chronic stress.
If you’re not planning on adding “lose weight” to your list of New Year’s resolutions, you’re in the minority. In fact, it’s one of the most commonly-made resolutions...but it’s definitely not the only one you should consider making for 2012.
Little by little, we’re becoming addicted to technology. Our dependence on technology is affecting our brains, our relationships and our lives. Studies have found that as a society we are less able to focus on anything, even the things we enjoy.
At the end of our chromosomes there are caps, like the tips at the end of shoelaces, that protect chromosomes from fraying and deteriorating. These are called telomeres...and some researchers now think that telomeres might be the key to aging.
What we do is what we become. The Net is changing our brains and our bodies, and we better understand what shifts will occur. Then we can make the changes we want, and make them work for us.
Many people live their lives in a double mirror. One reflects their live on the Internet; the other reflects their real life. When they compare the two images, they realize they are not the same. Which image they become more attached to may prove key.
Part II: Body clocks affect everything you do. Ask shift workers—a group with higher cardiovascular mortality and higher cancer rates. The Internet is rapidly turning much of the population into biological shiftworkers—and they’re willingly going along.
Part I: As most of our bodies are replaced in a matter of days to weeks, what we do is what we become. How we live changes not just our gene expression but how we, look, think, and move; it also resets how we rebuild and renew ourselves.
Any change in our lives, good or bad, produces stress. Modern life constantly bombards us with stressful situations, so it's no wonder we get irritable and angry. Here are five simple steps to help you find peace in an unpeaceful world.