Readers share top tips to keep blood from boiling
WITH the risk of a heart attack 8.5 times higher in the two hours following a burst of intense anger, and 9.5 times higher in the two hours following a anxiety attack, an Australian-led study has found.
The researchers report that common anger-burst triggers include arguments with family members and other people, and suggest that stress reduction training could be used to reduce the frequency of anger and anxiety episodes.
The NewsMail asked our readers what techniques they use to calm down when they feel their blood boiling - here's what you had to say...
Brendon Davies: Chances of a heart attack increase by 47% if you try and figure out if "the dress" is black and blue or white and gold.
Stacey Zink: A good stiff drink jim beam hits the spot lol.
Maz Swanson: My favourite playlist on my iPhone goes on and I will dance or do housework.
Heather Parry: Meditation
Tracey Searell: Well I guess I'm on a constant 8.5-9.5 ready for a heart attack range
Nicole Berry: Have a cigarette, which ironically would be sure to increase the risk even more. Doh! I need an in house personal massage therapist that way I'd get opt for the massage instead
Jason Anthony Watts: Jason Anthony Watts's photo.
Matt Gollan: I normally listen to music
Pamela Fisher: Pressure of fingertips on area where you are feeling stress or anxiety..then focus also on breathing in and out until breath calms and the pressure eases.....chest, temple, tummy...wherever it's happening...
Rosie Posie: Music, a swim, slow breathing
Tabatha Young: Go for a drive, listening to music....
David Maison: talk'in to telstra....
Judy Cairns: Music, drink and try and take myself away from what's causing it in the first place.....
Jemma Rae Smith: Have a beverage
Leila Gaddes: Well the anger burst I just had I better get to hospital
Adam Zink: Meditation - inner peace and clarity can help you control your emotions
Kathy Helen Pike: Peace and Calming or Stressaway essential oil
Sue Krebs: Go for a walk
Zoie Leigh: Music and baking