Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

Dr. Mehmet Oz,Dr. Mike Roizen

Tags: stress | busters | management | Oz | Roizen | exercise | meditation

Smart Ways to Banish Stress

Tuesday, 03 Dec 2013 08:40 AM

Did constant stress make "Breaking Bad's" protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston) such an unhealthy, moody guy? Chances are pretty good it did, and it may have made him sick in the first place.

Relentless tension packs a pretty tough punch: It affects how developing immune cells are expressed, even before they're sent out of the bone marrow (that's where they're manufactured) and into your bloodstream. And what's the expression they adopt? Pro-inflammatory (they're professionals at revving up trouble). That makes you vulnerable to everything from mood swings and heart disease to autoimmune conditions and even cancer. Plus, stress turns on other pro-inflammatory genes, making it the greatest ager of all!

But we can help you de-stress both in the short term and for the long run.

Short-term solutions? Sweat, breathe hard, burn off stress hormones with exercise, walking (10,000 steps a day is the best), sex, you get the idea. Soak in a warm tub with Epsom salts. Relaxing your muscles helps relax the mind. Go for 10 minutes of mindful meditation. Relaxing the mind helps relax the body. Do these stress-busters daily.

Long term? Identify your stress triggers and get help defusing them - talk with a therapist, your family or other advisers. Write out options that would help you unwind. Plot a course of action, and act on it. Then plan for fun! Make time for friends, hobbies, a good book and loved ones in your weekly routine. We can't stress enough just how important this is to your long, healthy, younger life.

© King Features Syndicate

 
1Like our page
2Share
Dr-Oz
Did constant stress make Breaking Bad's protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston) such an unhealthy, moody guy? Chances are pretty good it did, and it may have made him sick in the first place. Relentless tension packs a pretty tough punch: It affects how developing...
stress,busters,management,Oz,Roizen,exercise,meditation
255
2013-40-03
Tuesday, 03 Dec 2013 08:40 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved