Men aged 30 to 50 who become angry at certain situations in their life have been shown to develop heart disease and heart attacks at a younger age (younger than 55). Therefore, ways to reduce anger and stress in young men may prevent premature heart disease and heart attack. Certainly, angry young men are more likely to die early from heart problems than men who are calm. It is well known that severe anger and rage increase blood pressure and heart rate, and it is thought that this may trigger heart attacks. Generally speaking, a cool and calm personality is healthier than a highly charged emotion. Young children and young adults can be taught to control stress, and react to stress and provocative life events in a more measured and calm way.
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