Anger, fear, and panic, are just some of the unpleasant emotions we humans can’t help but feel especially when we are confronted by endless problems at home, work, and even in our personal relationships.
Without us knowing, these stressful conditions cause damage to both our physical and mental health. An example of this is that our arteries can become inflamed with prolonged, high level stress, leading to a higher risk of heart attack and stroke.
Many people have found that practicing mindfulness helps to calm their mind, which in turn makes them more resilient to stress. When we can create a sense of calm within, this then creates the right conditions for our body to do a good job of ongoing repairs.
The article below thoroughly discusses the correlation between stress and heart disease in human beings.
(*this news item will not be available after 06/22/2016) Thursday, March 24, 2016 THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A new brain study might help explain why a high level of stress is linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.