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Healthful Tips | Don’t take life so serious

Published:Wednesday | November 7, 2018 | 12:07 AM

Chronic stress makes you feel old and actually ages you. It also raises your blood pressure, can lead to a stroke or heart attack and can slowly kill you. In an Austrian study, researchers found that work-related tension harms DNA in your cells, speeding up the shortening of telomeres – which protect the ends of your chromosomes and which may indicate your life expectancy.

Of course, it's impossible to completely obliterate stress. What's important is how you manage it.

THE FIX: Don’t take life so serious. Laugh a lot more, practice yoga, pray, meditate, have some fun, relax with a good book, get a hobby, go out more, treat yourself, get a good night’s sleep, exercise regularly…just do whatever helps chills you out. Whatever you do, make sure you make rest, relaxation, quite time and enjoyment a part of your life.