nearly 130,000 Americans each year. That’s one American every four minutes!
A recent study
found that seniors, or those over the age of 65, had three times the risk of stroke when they were dealing with stress — including depression, a negative outlook on life and dissatisfaction.
“Emotions have a significant impact on health, and people know when they’re feeling stressed out,” said study author Susan Everson-Rose, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis. “It’s important that they recognize the physical impact of these psychological factors and practice relaxation techniques proactively.”
Needless to say, it may be worth looking into the best ways to eliminate the stress in your life.