Do Healthy Habits Protect Against Stress?

Cellular aging is thought to be accelerated by major life stressors. Researchers studied the impact of stressors in middle-aged women over a one year period. They found that a significant amount of change in telomere length could be predicted by life stressors (such as divorce, job loss, or caring for an elderly parent). However, when subjects ate, slept and exercised regularly the stress they experienced did not seem to impact telomere length.

PositiveTip: Choose to eat, sleep, and exercise regularly to counteract the impact of life stresses.