There’s some interesting research just published that demonstrates how being angry and hostile can speed the process of declining lung power.
In a study of 670 men ranging in age from 45 to 86, they found that males who had higher levels of long-standing anger at the start of the eight-year project had significantly poorer lung function at the end of it.
“This study is one of the first to show prospectively that hostility is associated with poorer pulmonary function and more rapid rates of decline among older men,” said Dr Rosalind Wright, of Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts, in a report online in the journal Thorax.
Another good reason for dealing with anger. So if this, or anything else, makes you cross: take a deep breath (while you still can) and relax. Or take up meditation or EFT to reduce your anger levels.
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