Be Easy: How You React To Stress Could Put Your Heart At Risk


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It’s been long assumed that the daily stresses of dealing with a terrible boss at work, sitting in rush-hour traffic or running late to an important lunch meeting can weigh heavy on your heart.

But it’s not the actual number of stressful events that puts a person at higher risk for heart disease and premature death – as many believe.

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In fact, according to researchers from Penn State University and Columbia University, it’s actually people who perceive an event to be stressful and exhibit more negative emotions that are more at risk for cardiovascular diseases.