The effects of chronic stress in the elderly

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The effects of chronic stress in the elderly

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Today we are finishing up our series on chronic stress. In the last two episodes we looked at children and young(er) adults and how chronic stress impacts them. Today we’re focusing on the older or elderly population. Chronic stress has a huge impact on every part of our bodies and it’s really important to get it under control before you reach “old age”. Once your body begins to drastically slow down, it is so much harder to make these changes. But, if you’re listening to this and you already categorize yourself as elderly, the good news is, you can change your brain!

In this episode I talk about how the specific impacts of stress on the elderly population and I also share a little bit of my own mom’s story of stressful events and how they have drastically impacted her health. I’ve seen firsthand how stress can wreak havoc on a person’s quality of life. Your health and your brain could already be impacted by stress. So start asking questions and get that stress under control while you can!

In this episode, we cover:

  • How stress impacts our entire bodies
  • Why you need to get your stress under control
  • Some simple things you can do to reduce stress daily
  • How multiple stressful events drastically changed my mom’s life
  • Why I don’t take insurance

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