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Give Yourself a Break


Have you started looking older ever since you started that new business? If so, you’re not alone.

It all has to do with your telomeres — the DNA strands that help prevent cells from degrading. Research indicates that chronic stress shortens teleomere strands and causes premature aging. If you don’t learn how to manage your stress, your body will automatically make you look and feel older before your time.

Here’s the wrinkle. You don’t need plastic surgery or anti-aging creams: To keep looking younger, you simply need to give yourself a break. Stay refreshed. Take short relaxation bursts during your day.

A few minutes a day could add years to your life, and improve your business, too.

Ron Ball

President

Inroads

Fredericksburg, Va.


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