Great article today on boston.com today about how some researchers believe that eight years inthe Oval Office could equal about 16 years of aging.
"The pounding stress of the job can unleash biological forces that translate into wrinkles, gray hair, weight fluctuation - and sometimes even premature death, although there is far from universal agreement on the long-term health effects of the presidency."
The article goes on to say that people who endure pitched levels of stress, hormones such as cortisol can begin flowing.
The key to releasing that stress? Dr. Michael Roizen with the Cleveland Clinic says it takes six close friends or social groups to relieve that kind of stress.
No real surprises here, but it does make you wonder how people in high-profile, high-stress positions relieve stress. Have you ever found yourself in a pressure cooker type of situation for months or years? Did you notice a change in your health?
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