The old adage “it’s all in the mind” is especially true about stress and health. According to a study published in the European Heart Journal and featured on Medical News Today, those who are constantly focusing on stress may be more prone to heart conditions than those who don’t think much of it.

Researchers analyzed the heath information of several thousand participants from the British Whitehall II study of 1985 and found that those who perceived stress as a health hazard were twice more likely to develop coronary disease compared with those who didn’t.

Past research also revealed that women who work high-tension jobs or who live more stressful lifestyles may be 40 percent more likely to suffer serious health conditions such as clogged arteries, which may cause stroke and heart attack.

To avoid these complications, check out what our GIRLTalkers do to help alleviate stress. Give yourself a break from time to time, and try to maintain a generally positive outlook on life.

(Photo by John Kavanagh via Flickr Creative Commons)

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