Health & Fitness

June 11, 2012 5:00 AM

Drs. Oz and Roizen: 3 tips for bouncing back from difficult times

There’s new data on how to take a licking and keep on ticking. Like the old Timex watch commercials, the key to longevity is resilience: the ability to bounce back in the face of adversity, such as the death of a loved one or the loss of a job. But it’s not always easy to do. For about 20 percent of us, it comes naturally (some research shows the numbers are higher); those people are glad to get back into the swing of life pretty quickly, feeling stronger for having weathered the storm. For others, it’s a long, slow slog through the blues until you come out the other side. Fortunately, everyone can learn how to gain the health benefits of resilience: less stress, lower risk of heart disease, less depression and anxiety. Here are three ways you can strengthen your ability to bounce back:

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