VIDEO-See How Much The Presidency Has Aged Barack Obama.
There’s no doubt that chronic stress can have a very visible effect on not only how we feel on a day to day basis, but also how we look and age accordingly.
We then come to an interesting question, how much would a high stress job like the presidency of the United States have on a person?
Well in this time lapse created by YouTube user Diran Lyons, we see how President Barack Obama has aged since he took office back in 2009.
According to some researchers, chronic stress can accelerate the aging process. It seems as though something like that would make some sense, but you never know the extent of the process until you see it for yourself.
In the video, a series of photos taken of Obama are shown back to back in chronological order. As the video goes on, you can see a clear difference in his face. The lines are more defined and his hair is definitely a little more snowy.
While the jury is still out on whether chronic stress actually ages a person for sure. This seems to be pretty compelling evidence for the case and for some researchers it may be the perfect case study.
“You see it over a term,” geriatric physician Ronan Factora told the Washington Post. “It’s a good study of chronic stress on a person’s overall health.” So just remember to not stress out all the time if you want to stay looking young and feeling healthy.
Check out the video below to see for yourself: