Fear is one of the most natural and universal human emotions. We evolved with a potent fear response to keep us healthy, safe from harm, and alive. Yet, most of us feel negatively about fear. We want to hide from it, escape it, and ultimately live a life free from fear.
So, is fear a friend or a foe? Here we’ll dive deeper into fear and how it impacts our health and daily lives. Then, we’ll review a few simple steps that help us live better with fear – and even learn from it, too!
What are Telomeres?
Inside the nucleus of a cell, our genes are arranged along twisted, double-stranded molecules of DNA called chromosomes. At the ends of the chromosomes there are cap like structures of DNA called telomeres. These telomeres protect our genetic data and make it possible for our cells to divide.