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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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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (December 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452297656
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452297654
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,696,105 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In her first book, journalist Singer argues that, while everyone is dealing with stress these days, the burden falls on women, particularly female baby boomers, who "essentially invented the Superwomen syndrome." Through extensive research and interviews with prominent scientists, the author examines stress as a genetic enemy and reveals the neurological and biological mechanisms that tie stress to aging. As we age, telomeres, the "chromosome life-savers" that govern the repair of DNA, erode as old or damaged cells are replaced; life-style factors such as smoking, diet, exercise, infection, and stress contribute, but studies have sown that the damage can be reversed. Singer refers to the most recent science as motivation for employing tried-and-true remedies for coping with stress, like meditation, sleep, maintaining a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. Singer, who has covered the science and health beat for over 30 years, has an accessible approach to difficult material, employing personal stories as a way into her lessons. Though these stories often feel overly functional, the message behind them is clear: if women stress less, they can turn back the clock.
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"A wonderfully engaging compilation of all the most recent scientific findings about stress. Full of wise suggestions, fascinating studies, and impressive examples, it's a book that could change your life and your health. It's done both for me." -Martha Beck, New York Times bestselling author of Finding Your Own North Star

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It offers valuable, scientific, information in a digestible manner.
rlweaverii
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.
Story Circle Book Reviews
Its really great to actually understand the reasons why we should be doing certain things.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Story Circle Book Reviews on December 8, 2010
Format: Hardcover
In case you're tired of hearing "Diet and exercise!" over and over again, Thea Singer's engaging style presents a very convincing argument about the benefits of reducing stress to live a healthier, longer, more fulfilling life. Reporting research beginning with 1911 up to the present, she shows that right down to the tips of our DNA strands (telomeres), stress causes shortened telomeres, belly fat, confused thinking, poor memory, and faster aging.

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.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By MALIBU READER on November 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a really interesting book due to the science Thea Singer covers. And, what I really like about it is that it gives you very clear ways
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.
Its great!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Megan Honor Pesch on January 21, 2011
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I bought this book on a whim after hearing the author on CNN and have not been able to put it down since! I was delighted at how fun "Stress Less" was to read. Thea Singer strikes the perfect balance making this topic both accessible and educational. As a woman in the medical field I am sometimes leery about books that claim to tell the reader how to manage stress, but this book lives up to it's promises! It does a great job of explaining complicated experiments in a way that is easy to understand without scarifying scientific accuracy. Singer writes about stress in a way that is applicable to her readers unique lives. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in understanding how stress impacts their bodies and how to reduce stress in their daily lives.
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19 of 25 people found the following review helpful By ttseven on December 29, 2010
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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. I thought it would be filled with more ideas/strategies of how to "Stress Less." Instead, it's filled with the latest research on stress and what stress does to our bodies. If research studies are your thing, you will like this book. If you are looking for ways to help manage stress, you may want to look elsewhere. Reading this book increased my stress level.
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