The ageing process –
What stress does:
Believe it or not, stress makes you age faster. According to , a study that led to a Nobel Prize showed significant evidence that stress affects the ends of chromosomes called telomeres. These structures inside cells contain the genes. A large amount of stress causes them to shorten faster over time, once short enough, the cell dies. Not only that but people with excessive short telomeres are prone to cancer and heart disease.
How meditation heals:
On the same note as stress shortening the telomeres, meditation according to CNN, promotes telomere health. Far beyond that, adding exercise and a healthy diet is bound to give you the elixir to eternal youth, well almost.