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Stress Less (for Women): Calm Your Body, Slow Aging, and Rejuvenate the Mind in 5 Simple Steps

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"A fountain of youth between two covers."
-"Boston Herald"

Gray hair, wrinkles, papery skin, forgetfulness, extra weight around the belly. We all think we know what causes these signs of aging. But what if we've been wrong?

In "Stress Less (for Women)," health and science journalist Thea Singer synthesizes groundbreaking scientific findings from around the world to reveal th
ebook, 336 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Plume Books
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Mar 25, 2012 Karyn rated it it was amazing
What an unfortunate title! The author admits that the publisher chose the self-help sounding title to sell more books; this is not a self- help book at all! Instead, Thea Singer "takes us into the labs and minds of scientists across the globe" as she explains the latest science on the relationship between stress and aging: (hint: it's the shortened telomeres!)

I don't usually quote entire passages from books, but she lays out her approach in her introduction, and this approach informs the whole
Dec 14, 2010 Margaret rated it it was amazing
Telomeres are the groundbraking focus of discussion based on newest research including 2009 Nobel for Blackburn, Epel and Lin at UCSF. (with extensive bibiolgraphy) What impact stress has on them, especially (but not exclusively) for women. First 3 chapters are challenging but necessary to start to understand who stress impacts us physically. So many "AHA!" passages providing insights on how our bodies react (or not!) to circumstances in our lives.
We all need to become familiar with our own telo
Dec 01, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
The title of this book is misleading. This is not a self help book at all but rather a dense collection of scientific studies and information. I am halfway through the book and have learned so much already.
Jul 19, 2013 Kipahni rated it really liked it
Study after study links stress to disease and Dis-ease, this book shows how stress actually works on you at a cellular level. I love the concrete evidence the author summarizes in this book. A few notable points.
It is not life events that stress you, it is your perception of these life events that cause your body to stress. 5 hours of moderate activity a week is best. Meditation and sleep are essential. I have started to incorporate some of this book into my life and look forward to a less stres
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