We’ve long known that psychological stress can take a toll on our bodies. Back pain, exhaustion, more colds, headaches and even more serious ailments like heart disease are all constant reminders of the mind body connection.
Now, a new study out of UCSF suggests that the connection between stress, health and aging actually takes place at the level of our cells.
Feelings of extreme and chronic stress can cause our cells to age much faster. According to one of the researchers: “The research so far gives us a dramatic example of the mind-body link in a basic, fundamental way.”
This is truly a breakthrough study. But if knowing about the mind-body connection stresses you out, don’t read it. Relax.