Lou writes & draws the monthly Fitness & Wellbeing column Brave New Guy in DAD magazine
Her forthcoming book FEAR LESS will be published by Orion Spring in 2018 about how we can develop the creative (right) side of our brains to make ourselves feel less fearful & more happy, based along the lines of her one to one coaching programme
It’s All About Length
The Long and The Short of it is, that if you don’t do what you have to, to lengthen these little critters, you’re f******
We’re talking Telomeres, naturally. The little caps on the end of your DNA. Basically the longer they are, the stronger your immune system and the easier it is for your body to fight off incoming missiles. If you tend to err on the side of nerdiness you can get the full gamut of a telomere’s raison d’etre in “The Telomere Effect” by Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD and Elissa Epel, PhD. If on the other hand you are short on time and long on the need for short, sharp shock treatment to get the message and run with it, please let me reduce the lengthy tome to a few snappy sound bites.
If running after the Little Terrors all day every day gets your puff up, then you’re onto a winner. Exercise lengthens your telomeres…
Read the rest of this article in my column in the new magazine D-A-D
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