Your Anger Could Be Harming Your Health


While anger serves its purpose as part of the fight or flight process your angry outbursts could actually be harming your health and body stated New evidence shows that people who often have angry outbursts or flares of adrenaline are at a higher risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack. Anger can bring about irregular heart rhythms, insulin resistance and more. Really, anger doesn’t benefit our bodies in any way. When we choose to let our anger take hold of us we are giving in to its effects on the body. Adrenaline and cortisol serve their purpose but over time you can really weaken the body and tax the adrenal glands with frequent outbursts.

While cavemen used their anger to get them ahead in their groups (angry attacks led to a higher collection of food because of your demands) we are no longer at the point where we need to act this way in order to get what we want in life. We will achieve much more by staying calm and staying in control of our emotions. When we do feel angry and need some way to release those emotions there are much healthier and safer ways to do this. Going for a jog, exercising, meditating, doing yoga and some other activities can release this pent up frustration much easier.

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