Researchers say that it’s important to promote healthy living, especially during times of stress. Practicing healthy lifestyles can help combat the negative impact of stress on telomeres, a part of chromosomes whose rate of shortening is considered a sign of aging. Studies uncovered a significant decline in white blood cell telomere length related to major life stressors that occurred for postmenopausal women, which can accelerate immune cell aging in adults. However, participants of the study who regularly exercised, rested and maintained a healthy diet experienced less telomere shortening, even with similar stress levels. This study is the first to support the observation that stress can accelerate cell aging in adults and that positive lifestyles can help offset this aging. Make an appointment with Dr. Farnesi to learn how you can help slow the aging process by calling (619) 795-6700 or visiting www.manageyourage.com.