While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. The length and health of one's telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. Daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free). Discover how cumulatively sleep quality, exercise, aspects of diet, and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres, and that chronic stress, negative thoughts, strained relationships, and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them.
Identify the factors that contribute to aging and illness.
Explain the concept and role of telomeres and telomeres in the cellular aging process, and the role of the mind-body connection.
Articulate the daily habits that influence telomeres and health spans.
Exam: 25 true/false statements. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video. Kindle eBook: 15046 KB. ASIN: B01F1UD66S. Accessible in the U.S. only. Book: Hardcover, 416pp. Jan 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1455587971