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Stress Less (for Women): Calm Your Body, Slow Aging, and Rejuvenate the Mind in 5 Simple Steps Paperback – December 27, 2011
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As we learned back in seventh grade science, when cells divide, or undergo mitosis, they replicate themselves exactly. But when strands of DNA in our cells divide, scientists have discovered that the telomeres, little tips of each strand, don't divide. They have to split themselves in half and give some to one DNA strand and some to the other. That's what contributes to aging, obesity, wrinkles, gray hair, weak muscles, and pain in our joints. The older we get, the more our cells divide, and the shorter the bits of telomeres become.
But listen up! Those telomeres can be bulked up, reversing aging in some cases or just slowing down the process for the rest of us. Reducing stress appears to be the key in every study. In addition to the research data about how our bodies deteriorate from stress, Singer gives us additional research to show how to reduce stress and regain our health. One way is to exercise, but not in a stressful way. Having to complete a physical fitness regimen can be very stressful, but Singer shows through documenting research how to exercise in a healthy way.
Singer also shows us how diets can cause stress: we have to count calories, weigh and measure our food, or purchase meals high in salt to make up for lack of flavor from fat.Read more ›
that you can lower your stress levels and improve your health. Its really great to actually understand the reasons why we should be doing
certain things. And, she tells the story in a really accessible and nice way. I highly recommend this. And, don't think its just for women,
it has information for men too.
Let me explain what led me to review this book, and you will see the qualities--for me--that make a great book. First, I looked the author's credentials: 30 years of writing about health and science, writer for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Boston Herald. Contributor to Natural Health and The Nation, among others.
For the second thing that led me to review this book, I looked at her "Selected Bibliography," which occupies 44 pages of the book and which is filled with high quality books, sophisticated journals (e.g., Scientific American, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, The Journals of Gerontology, Tends in Cognitive Sciences, Human Ecology, Psychology and Aging, among many other outstanding resources). Each source was presented with impeccable accuracy. This book truly represents outstanding research.
Singer's writing skill, too, is succinct, contagious, engaging, and easy to read and comprehend. This is not an erudite scientific treatise but a warm, friendly book written to and for readers. Her examples are excellent and well described, her targeted tests at the beginning of each chapter in the book (8 total) are scientifically proven measures of assessment and offer ways at the end of each one to calculate and interpret your score.
This is, indeed, the kind of book to which I am attracted. It offers valuable, scientific, information in a digestible manner. There is some technical material, to be sure, as the following sentence will attest:
"What the two discovered was the enzyme telomerase, which synthesizes telomeric DNA, dabbing additional repeats of the TTAGGG sequence onto shortening telomere ends, making up for the ones that get lost during division or otherwise .Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is very good. Though I am not a "science geek," what it said made a lot of sense to me. I learned that scientifically what we have always known is true. Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Rural Mom Shopping for Gifts & Things
I bought these books for gifts after seeing the author in a tv interview. Although she seemed interesting enough on television, the book was very uninteresting to me. Read morePublished on December 29, 2010 by ttseven
Has life got you down, Bunky? Feeling stressed out and frazzled? Then pick up Thea Singer's - Stress Less - it's the perfect answer to rejuvenating your mind and body in a... Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by julie