Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body--and Be More Resilient Every Day

Stress-Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body--and Be More Resilient Every Day

by Mithu Storoni


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Discover simple, science-based strategies for beating stress at its own game

When’s the best time to exercise – and how much is too much?
Which foods fortify the brain, and which do the opposite?
How can we use music, movement, and motivation to boost our rational brain and keep our cool no matter what life throws our way?
Short bursts of stress are an inevitable part of modern life. But how much is too much? Research is uncovering the delicate balance that can turn a brief stressful episode into systemic overload, eventually leading to inflammation, anxiety, depression, and other chronic health issues.

This practical and groundbreaking guide reveals seven paths to fighting the effects of stress—to strengthen our natural defenses so that our minds remain sharp, and our bodies resilient, no matter what life throws at us.

Each chapter examines a common stress agent—including inflammation, an out-of-sync body clock, cortisol levels, and emotional triggers—and presents simple ways to minimize its harmful effects with changes in diet, exercise, and other daily habits—including surprising hacks involving music, eye movements, body temperature, daily routine, and more.

Translating cutting-edge scientific findings into clear and simple advice, Stress-Proof is the ultimate user’s guide for body, mind and well-being.

**Winner, Best Stress Management Books of All Time, BookAuthority**

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143130475
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 365,887
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mithu Storoni is a University of Cambridge-trained medical doctor, certified in Ophthalmology, and also holds a PhD in Neuro-ophthalmology. She has undertaken research in Neuro-ophthalmology and Perceptual Neuroscience at Cambridge, in London and at Harvard Medical School. She speaks several languages and is a teacher of hot yoga.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Unboiling the Egg xi

Chapter 1 The Two Sides of Your Brain 1

Chapter 2 Bolstering Emotional Regulation 17

Chapter 3 Getting Runaway Cortisol Under Control 47

Chapter 4 Fostering Growth in the Rational Brain 70

Chapter 5 Tuning Your Body Clock 82

Chapter 6 Extinguishing Inflammation 100

Chapter 7 Modulating Insulin Resistance 130

Chapter 8 Mastering Motivation 151

Chapter 9 Aligning Your Beliefs and Goals for Long-Term Success 167

A Final Note on Resilience 179

Acknowledgments 183

Notes 185

Index 247

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