Is aging a physical representation of stress?

ohffy (@ohffy) 7 years ago

I was talking to my friend earlier today and we got on the topic of age and stress and age. It got me thinking about how useless counting ones age is and how it can cause mental stress. And if mental stress causes physical change is that physical change possibly stress? I’m not sure if I’m making sense I’m kinda trying to write this all down before i forget but what do you guys think about aging and stress?I kind of feel like the amount of stress,positive or negative, in ones life dictates how old someone is but I don’t know. What do you think?

November 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm
Sarcastic Roach (56) (@sarcasticroach) 7 years ago ago

For me, removing stress has made me look and feel young. But stress is simply a state of mind. I realized about 10 years ago, when I was flying from hotel to hotel, living out of a suitcase, making that 6 figure salary, and making my CEO impressed and in turn making great money…I realized that I was not happy.

I walked away from it all… Focused on my personal happiness, or the removal of stress from my life…

Today, I can say I live stress-free, and truly happy… I am living below the poverty line, and have only minimal possessions…

Acquaintances tell me I look 10 -15 years younger than a typical American male of my age.

Stress, anxiety, and depression affect our physical health nearly as much as exercise and diet. Multitasking and “looking” professional will age one quickly if one is concerned about how others perceive them….

Don’t worry…. Be happy… Share your joy with others…

Ray (4) (@brainofmorbius) 7 years ago ago

Aging is actually a breakdown in the process of recombinant RNA creating the genetic structure for new cells, which is extremely accurate until you reach a certain age (only one or two errors in billlions of lines of genetic code).

Stress, physical stress, can actually prevent aging because your body is constantly building new cells to replace ones that the immune system has discarded. Within about eight years you have an entirely new physical body, all of your cells except for brain neurons are brand new. All your muscles are replaced about once every three months, all your blood, etc. etc. Bones about once a year…

A good book to start learning about this is “Younger Next Year.”

Every day the average human adult discards about 50 billion cells and creates 50 billion new ones to replace them, every second that breaks down to about 500,000 cells.

So don’t really look at the human body as a static organism. It is constantly being broken down and rebuilt, intentionally. (Not just aging cells or cancer cells are removed, your body breaks down healthy cells and replaces them with new ones – to prevent cancer…)

ohffy (1) (@ohffy) 7 years ago ago

Wow thanks for the info, I’ll try to get around to reading that later

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