Someone overtaking you queue at the counter cinema. What happens next? Will you be angry, or silent?
Believe it or not, your reaction to situations that will make a difference in your heart, because anger is a threat to the heart.
“It’s clear that people are easily angered are the ones who have the risk of heart attack is higher,” said Redforf Williams, director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina.
Many studies show the link between anger and heart health. The research recently featured in the Journal of the American Heart Association further strengthening these linkages. According to the journal, the explosive anger will cause irregular heartbeat (or so-called atrial fibrillation – AF). AF increases the risk of blood clots to the brain, so it ends with a stroke.
A similar study conducted at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine of 1300 men aged of 40 years. The men are easily upset due to stress are at risk of heart disease three times larger.
You can change
Williams said, “If I was behind a car who drove very slowly, and finally I just got home 15 minutes later, whether it’s a big deal? You can not change the situation. All you have to change is how you react to situations that can trigger such anger. “
According to Williams there are four questions you should ask yourself:
• Is this issue so important to me?
• Is what I think and feel in a situation like this worth?
• Does this situation can be “modified” so that it will reduce my negative thoughts?
• Does the anger I could solve the problem?
“These four questions will help you manage anger. If you answered yes to the first question, proceed to the second question. “Explained Williams.
In other words, use tactics and try more sensitive to the surrounding.
Here are some techniques to handle anger:
• Sports, is a “drug” natural mood is quite efficacious at the same time stress reliever.
• Count to ten and breathing slowly. Inhaling a deep breath can lower heart rate and blood pressure.
• Avoid using sentences beginning with “You”. It is defensive and can aggravate the situation. Better to use “I” or “I feel”.
• Cry. Or laugh.