Building Resistance to Stress and Aging

Tue, March 20, 20182:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Join York General for this presentation:

Building Resistance to Stress and Aging
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
York General Hospital Lower Level Conference Room
2222 N. Lincoln Ave  York, NE

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Refreshments will be served, Open to the Public

Chronic stress leads to mental and emotional deficits by damaging our brains.  Unfortunately, aging does too.  But we can prevent and even overcome that damage by regularly embracing activities that toughen us.  Toughening activities include both mental challenges and physical exercise, staying engaged socially, meditating, (and this is the best part) even affectionate activities.

As we regularly engage in those toughening activities, some of our genes become activated and other genes become deactivated -- sometimes temporarily, but sometimes for a lifetime.  Those genetic modifications enhance some important brain structures, and those neural developments lead, in turn, to some great positive benefits including emotional stability, enhanced energy, efficient cognitive functions, and even self control.

Richard Dienstbier, Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology - University of Nebraska / Lincoln
Richard Dienstbier is a Professor Emeritus in the UNL Psychology Department.  He served as the Department Chair, and the Series Editor of the annually published "Nebraska Symposium of Motivation."

His research interests evolved from early studies of racial prejudice and moral decision making to later interests in stress and aging, leading to his recent book: Building Resistance to Stress and Aging: The Toughness Model."

Call Rita Maloley, York General Social Worker, at (402) 362-0440 for more information.