Can Stress Levels Affect Your Health?

December 19, 2012

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Do people describe you as an over-achiever? Do you strive for perfection? Are your friends amazed by your organizational abilities and timeliness? These traits describe people with “Type A” personalities. People who exhibit type A personalities tend to be very well on top of things, but having this sort of personality actually raises your risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease later in life, as proven by research done a few years ago. 

New research also shows that people with lots of stress in their lives and type A personalities also are at higher risk of stroke- double or even quadruple the risk of someone who is more easygoing.  

It’s not all bad news for us Type A’s, though. Fortunately, as long as there is an outlet for stress such as exercise or meditation, the risk of these harmful events is greatly reduced. So grab those running shoes or your yoga mat and work that stress away. 

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