Toby Cosgrove, MD
Cleveland Clinic CEO and President
What Dr. Cosgrove Says...
"Guided imagery [a relaxation practice from the program] reduces pain, anxiety, time in the hospital and health care costs for our cardiac surgical patients. The data from the Stress Free Now program implies that guided imagery impacts many more people, including those who are most in need of stress relief or pain relief."
Michael F. Roizen, MD
Michael F. Roizen, MD, is Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic and co-author of You: The Owner’s Manual with Dr. Mehmet C. Oz.
What Dr. Roizen Says...
"Stress is the greatest ager of your body in general, especially the nagging, unfinished-tasks kinds of stress that hang over you day after day or the stress of things that are out of your control...Just as chronic stress can damage your heart, actively working at reducing stress will keep your heart healthier. Therapies like meditation and relaxation techniques can teach you how to tolerate the stressful elements in your life...and how to tone down your body's physical response to stress."