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Slow Aging, Stress Better, and Rest Deeply with Dr. Elissa Epel

December 19, 2022

We are all swimming in a sea of stress. In this episode, world expert on aging and stress Dr. Elissa Epel discussed the impact of stress on our telomeres, mitochondria, and cell aging and evidence-based strategies to stress better. We explore 7 practices to build stress resilience including the benefits of Wim Hof breathing, cold […]

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We are all swimming in a sea of stress. In this episode, world expert on aging and stress Dr. Elissa Epel discussed the impact of stress on our telomeres, mitochondria, and cell aging and evidence-based strategies to stress better. We explore 7 practices to build stress resilience including the benefits of Wim Hof breathing, cold exposure, retreats, and mindset. You can’t eliminate stress, but you can stress better. Listen in to learn how!

Listen and Learn:

  • What are telomeres and their role in cell aging
  • How stress impacts your telomeres and mitochondria
  • What bio-measures Dr. Epel uses to track her stress
  • The link between mindset and stress resilience
  • What is hormesis and how to do it
  • 7 practices to increase stress resilience
  • The benefits of deep rest 
  • What you can do first thing in the morning to protect yourself from stress

About Elissa Epel

Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is an international expert in stress, well-being, and healthy aging. She is a Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Psychiatry, at University of California, San Francisco. She is the Director of the Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center (www.amecenter.ucsf.edu), a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and past President of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and Mind and Life Institute Steering Council. She studies how psychological, social, and behavioral processes accelerate biological aging, and well-being practices that can slow aging. She leads national NIH networks on Stress, and Emotional Well Being. She has won many awards for her research and her work was featured in venues such as TEDMED, The Today Show, CBS’s Morning Show, 60 minutes, National Public Radio, New York Times, and WSJ. She enjoys leading meditation retreats at venues such as World Economic Forum, Esalen, Blue Spirit Costa Rica, and 1440 Multiversity. Epel co-wrote The Telomere Effect: The new science of living younger longer” with Nobel laureate Liz Blackburn, which is a New York Times best-seller, and in 30 languages, that integrates the science of cell aging with practical daily tips

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