I know. You may be thinking, “yeah, I KNOW stress is bad; nothing new here.” But are you really DOING anything about it?
If you’re reading an OlderBeast article, you’re determined to take care of yourself, to maximize the 2nd half of life. And though it’s not as obvious as being overweight or out-of-shape, being over-stressed is a BIG problem that will impede your progress toward this goal. A problem you should deal with head-on, man.
So please read on. We’ll define stress in a simple way, summarize a (scary) list of the negative health impacts stress can have, and discuss three basic approaches to combat stress (including exercise, of course).