STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Haven’t found the fountain of youth?

Dr. Murad may have the answer with his new book, “Conquering Cultural Stress: The Ultimate Guide to Anti-Aging and Happiness”.

Cultural stress is the sneakiest silent killer of all. It’s all the new rules and regulations, all the expectations at home and at work, it’s what we call technostress and our increased digital dependency – many of us can’t even get through a meal without checking our phones.

Unlike normal or necessary stress (ex. slamming on our breaks to stop ourselves from an accident), which causes us to release hormones and respond in a positive way, cultural stress is created by modern living and our body has no specific response to combat it so it is constant and pervasive.

EFFECTS OF CULTURAL STRESS:
• Isolation
• Feeling like a failure, lack of confidence
• Lack of creativity
• Lack of sleep, chronic exhaustion
• Aging skin/aging body and mind

HOW TO COMBAT CULTURAL STRESS:
1. Let go of your need to be perfect
-Perfectionism leads to pessimism. The stress to answer all the emails, to be connected all the time, to be perfect is debilitating and really limits your potential
2. Improve your health at a fundamental level:
-The Water Principle:
• The final common pathway of aging, disease, stress and even wrinkles, is loss of cellular hydration
• when our cells are not fully hydrated, they deteriorate and cannot function at their peak level
-The Water Principle:
• The final common pathway of aging, disease, stress and even wrinkles, is loss of cellular hydration
• When our cells are not fully hydrated, they deteriorate and cannot function at their peak level
3. Embrace the power of movement:
-The key here is to get active in some way. Exercise is not one size fits all.

Dr. Murad will be signing copies of his book on Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at The Grove.

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