Anxiety, overwhelm and mental exhaustion are all signs your stress levels are too high.
But is it all just in your head?
If you can make it through this current situation then no harm done, right?
Where you may mentally and emotional heal there is some damage to the body which can be irreversible. Namely, accelerated Telomere Shortening.
Physical and emotional stress triggers a cascade of biochemical changes, causing imbalances.
This interruption in our balance (homeostasis) helps us prepare for dangerous external situations.
These changes are supposed to be moderate, infrequent, and short-term.
Ordinarily, after a stressor has passed, our system adjusts—raising and lowering different biochemical levels—returning the body to homeostasis.
In today’s world, our feedback mechanisms become overwhelmed by the extent, duration, intensity, frequency, or multiple layering of stress.
This produces an excessive or prolonged homeostatic imbalance.
Studies have even found that these harmful effects can persist long after a stressful situation has been normalized.
Scientists have discovered that higher stress levels can result in the accelerated shortening of telomeres, our bodies ‘clock of ageing’.
The telomere is a bit like a long ‘cap’ on the end of our DNA, to protect it. Every time a cell divides the telomere shortens and when it gets down to a certain length it cannot divide again and the cell dies of old age. The longer the telomere, the younger the cell. When telomeres are critically short it is when all sorts of issues, diseases and disorders can occur. Essentially every disease known to humans can be linked back to critcally short telomeres. For so many reasons you want to keep your telomeres as long as possible.
Now the awful thing is that I don’t want to ADD to your stress by teling you that your stress is ageing you faster – I get it, it’s just another thing to worry about… I can relate. I am very interested in attending a seminar this week on overwhelm and how to remove it from your life, but I’m too busy to go!!!
One of the lasting physical impacts of stress can be your appearance. Stress and ATS will also make you look older, of course.
At least I have a way to keep the telomeres of my skin long. Who wants to be stressed AND look it, too? For me, working in the skincare industry that would definitely double my worries!
One Truth 818 serum and atomiser use the world’s strongest telomerase activator to undo telomere shortening by releasing an enzyme to relengthen them. Phew!
As for the actual stress, no, it’s not all in your mind, so let’s keep working on that. In the meantime, for as little as $89 you can un-do the premature ageing of your skin caused by stress. It’s a good start.