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Helping the Fathers in Your Life Live Longer, Healthier

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Helping the Fathers in Your Life Live Longer, Healthier

When my grandfather was 50, he looked like 80, according to my mother. She attributed that to the tremendous stress he’d had in his life. When my dad was 50 (in 1961), he looked 40. He played tennis regularly, ate healthy and didn’t have a lot of stress. He always said “Worry ages you and isn’t worth the time and energy, so why worry?” (Unless it was about me, his adventurous “hippie” daughter of the 60s.)

Perhaps you’ve noticed that most 50-year-olds are looking exceptionally well these days. You’ve heard that 50 is the new 30, right? The fact is, people overall are healthier and living longer than ever due to better health care. More people are exercising and eating right, although the obesity epidemic tells us there’s still a long ways to go. A great deal has been learned over the last century about living longer and healthier and it seems every time you turn around there’s some new recommendation about how you can add years to your life. But there is one factor that can add years to life that many of us today choose to ignore: managing stress.

Do the men in your life, husband, father, grandparent or son, have too much stress? Give them a free gift from HeartMath this Father’s Day by downloading The State of Ease booklet or receive a special 40% discount on any emWaveŽ2 or emWaveŽ Desktop product by entering the coupon code: FATHERS during checkout, coupon good thru June 24.

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Deborah, from HeartMath

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.

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6:55AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

One can use "Mindfulness Practice" to control , or deal with, stress. It is a combination of western psychology and eastern, Buddhist philosophy, involving meditation and Mindful breathing.

10:32PM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

thanks...i wish i had learned to deal with stress LONG ago!!

5:39AM PDT on Jun 15, 2012

Thanks

10:44PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

very nice

8:47PM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

Thanks.

10:26AM PDT on Jun 14, 2012

:)

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