Stress is manageable, but not preventable. Everyone goes through stressful experiences of varying degrees. We sometimes think that stress is just in the mind: a reaction to a situation that will go away by itself (or when the situation resolves). Then, we think, we recover and go back to feeling normal.
Stress, however, has many long-term effects on your body and is ageing many different parts of you. What exactly is it doing, and how is it doing it? Telomere shortening is highly involved in the process.
Read more in the following article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/teach-me/95335712/how-stress-is-ageing-your-whole-body