For those of you who, like me, tend to fret over small (and big) things, it's probably a good idea to learn to relax. Yet another study has shown that reacting in a positive way to stressful situations is good for your health - and, more specifically, your heart. From WebMD:
Researchers found that people who have a positive attitude during stressful events are 22% less likely to have a fatal or nonfatal heart attack than those who have negative attitudes.
"This is the first set of studies [looking at a large population] that shows that having positive feelings and positive attitudes during negative events may prevent first heart attacks," says researcher Karina Davidson, PhD, of Columbia University in New York.
The work was presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association.