Here, if your idea of a good morning is a cup of coffee and a major daily to read, you have to think again. Most of the news you get from the papers might already ruin your day before it has even started. This brings us to the topic for this Sunday post.
There is now preliminary evidence available saying that chronic anger may weaken the immune system and cause other health problems.
My advice to everyone: Keep it cool."Does chronic anger really affect health?" Scientists now are pretty confident that it does," Dr. John Swartzberg of the University of California, Berkeley, told Reuters Health.
In an interview, he noted that he and his colleagues decided to assemble an article about anger and health following recent studies that investigated this relationship. In addition, global events and news of fights at sporting events demonstrate that "there's a lot of anger in the world today," he commented.
The report describes two recent studies that found hostility can increase the risk of dying, among both men with risk factors for cardiovascular disease and postmenopausal women with heart disease, among whom hostility also increased the risk of a second heart attack.
Another study showed that nearly 40 percent of people who had the most common type of stroke, called ischemic stroke, had felt angry or experienced something upsetting within two hours before the event.
[ Reuters Health, Jul 8 2005]
Besides, getting angry clouds your better judgment and decision-making process. It does not help a bit solving our problems. It is already an angry world out there. Don't add anymore to the hate and hostility.
Here, try this instead: HOW TO MEDITATE.
Peace, everyone. Love one another, as we have always been taught since childhood.