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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**
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.
"Extensively researched and comprehensive, Stress-Proof is filled with fascinating strategies for preventing chronic stress. Its advice is powerful and yet simple to implement and promises tremendous benefits for both mental and physical well-being."
--Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and New York Times-bestselling author of Blue Zones
“Stress-Proof is a rigorously researched guide that presents cutting-edge strategies for improving resilience, mental performance, and focus. Highly recommended.”
--Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., psychologist and co-author of Wired to Create
"Helpful and practical. Applying this book to your life will make it better."
—Kamal Ravikant, bestselling author of Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It
"Mithu Storoni explains the neurobiology of stress and provides wise and accessible advice on enabling happy resilience. We learn why many practical steps can help us thrive in our stressful lives."
—Dame Sandra Dawson DBE, KPMG professor emeritus of management studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
"In Stress-Proof, Dr. Mithu Storoni focuses on the problem and solutions for the reason that 80% of my patients decide to see me: stress. Recognizing and managing stress, as described in expert detail in this breakthrough book, can start a revolution in healthcare by focusing at its root causes. Highly recommended."
--Joel Kahn, MD, FACC, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Founder, Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity