Stress and its impact on health is too often ignored.
December 11, 2012 - Stress and its impact on health is too often ignored. However today, there are many ways in which new technologies can help the older population alleviate some of their stress to live a healthier life. This couldn't happen soon enough. The senior age group is now, for the first time, the largest in terms of size and percent of the population in the U.S. By 2015, those aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population (AARP).
"It's been shown that stress can exacerbate any number of conditions leading to poor health, but what if technology, which is often thought to cause stress, could be turned around and shown to alleviate and help manage stress?" said Jill Gilbert co-producer of Silvers Summit. "We felt it was important to offer a session that would highlight the companies, stress reducing practices and technologies that are already stepping up."
Tech for the Soul #behappy, a Special Session moderated by Arianna Huffington with special guest Deepak Chopra, MD, has been added to a powerhouse lineup at Silvers Summit at the 2013 International CES®. Tech for the Soul #behappy begins at 1:40 p.m., on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in theLVCC, North Hall, N256. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2013 CES is scheduled January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"The dangers of stress and what to do about it has been one of our core themes at HuffPost since the beginning," said Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. "From our lifestyle coverage -- focusing on the theme 'Less Stress, More Living' -- to the launch of our de-stressing app GPS for the Soul, we're using all the tools at our disposal to spotlight the many ways we can reduce stress and, by doing so, reconnect with our own creativity, wisdom and joy."
"Among the many ill-effects, stress causes our bodies to age faster," said Deepak Chopra, MD, Co-author of "Super Brain" and Founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Center. "Reducing it, at any age, promotes happiness and well-being through a mind-body connection. This in turn can help us overcome the most common challenges, such as memory loss, depression, anxiety, and obesity and ultimately help us live longer and healthier lives."
Following the session, attendees can participate in an in-room tweeting raffle, with ten participants winning a copy of "Super Brain" signed by Dr. Chopra.
Attendees must be registered for the 2013 CES Silvers Summit to attend this session. The Special Session is part of the one-day Silvers Summit, bringing to the world stage the most exciting technology for the 50+ market, designed to entertain, engage and connect boomers and seniors in their everyday lives. View a full agenda.
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