Avoid Strenuous Exercise When You are Upset

24 Feb

People who are angry or upset and work out to help themselves handle the emotions triple their risk of having a heart attack within an hour. Both exercise and emotional stress put a strain on the heart, and the combination creates an even greater strain.

Self-defense: If you find it helps to work out when you are stressed or upset, be careful not to go beyond your normal routine, the intensity of exercise at times of emotional upset raises cardiovascular risk.

Source: Bottom Line Personal January 2017  Study of 749 people over age 65 by researchers at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, published in Journal of the American Geriatries Society.

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