Monday, December 03, 2007

Holiday stresses the heart

Holiday stress - there's no question we all feel it. Emotionally and physically, it is hard on the heart, and the two go together.

It's a good time to watch your diet - food, yes, but also your EMOTIONAL DIET.

It's a good time to increase your emotional intelligence because if you plan it right, you'll have lots of opportunities to learn with. Email me at for a coaching session or consult. It can bring needed relief!elief!


December and January are the deadliest months for heart disease, and many of the things that make the season merry are culprits: Rich meals, more alcohol — and all that extra stress.

But what may make the Christmas coronary more deadly than the same-size heart attack in, say, August, is a double dose of denial. It's not uncommon for people to initially shrug off chest pain as indigestion. Research suggests they're even more reluctant for a run to the emergency room when it means disrupting a holiday gathering, or if they've traveled to a strange city — meaning they arrive sicker.

To read the rest of the article, go here: Holiday revelry brings on heart attacks - Heart health-

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