Dr Oz: Stress Is Biggest Cause Of Aging
Dr. Oz sat down with the creators of the RealAge Test, Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Keith Roach, to discuss some of the questions from the test as well as ways to reverse the aging process to look and feel younger!
Dr Oz: What Are the Effects Of Stress On Your Health?
Dr. Oz says our driver’s license photo reveals a lot about how we are aging. Most people would love to look the way they did in their driver’s license photo and Dr. Oz and his guests say it is absolutely possible if you make some lifestyle changes. First you need to determine your RealAge so you can get to work on improving that number by as many as 10 years! Here are the next set of questions from the RealAge Test:
- How many of the following have you gone through in the past year (death, divorce, job loss)?
- In the last year, how much financial stress have you experienced?
- How do you experience stress at home or work?
Dr. Michael Roizen says focusing on the past year is important because of how it affects your health. He says acute stress that is caused by something like a broken bone does not age you, but traumatic life events have a much bigger impact because the stress they cause ages you a great deal.
Dr Oz: Quit Smoking To Add Years To Your Life
The next set of questions from the RealAge Test dives into your daily habits, which can have a huge impact on how fast your body ages.
- Do you smoke?
- During an average day, how many alcoholic drinks do you have?
- How many sunburns that caused blistering have you had?
Dr Oz: Red Meat Increases Risk For Heart Disease
The next area of the RealAge Test delves into the foods you eat on a regular basis. Dr. Oz says these answers reveal a lot about your food choices, especially the bad ones that are the most unhealthy for your body.
How many servings of each of the following do you eat per week?
- Red Meat
- Processed meats
How many servings of processed foods (such as donuts, potato chips, desserts, etc.) do you eat per week?
Dr. Keith Roach explained red meat contains a lot of saturated fat, which damages your blood vessels, so eating anything over one serving per week can be a problem for your health and cause you to age much faster.
Dr Oz: Having Friends Reduces Stress
The next questions on the RealAge Test focus on your relationships and interactions with the people in your life.
- What is your relationship status?
- How often do you see or talk to your friends?
- Which describes your activity level?
Dr. Michael Roizen says stress is one of the biggest agers and friends can reduce stress to being a minor ager, which makes those connections so beneficial to your health.