What do you do in the face of stress? Chances are, because you’re human—and not as far removed from your lizard-brained ancestors as you might think—you choose one of three options: fight (you tackle it head on), flight (you try to escape it by running away or going Zen), or freeze (you play dead and hope it goes away).
As my co-author, Dr. Michael Roizen of The Cleveland Clinic, and I write in our new book, AgeProof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip, running away from your financial stresses—or even trying to deep-breathe them away—doesn’t work. You have to fight them head-on. This is crucial in our quest to make our longer lives happier and healthier ones.