Healthcast : A Study on How Heart Attack Survivors Deal with Stress

LUBBOCK, TX - Heart attack survivors are more likely to eat excessively or drink alcohol when dealing with stress.   That's according to researchers in the Middle East, who found patients without a history of heart disease were more likely to use less emotional strategies, like getting additional information, to cope with stress.

Another study found heart patients who combine yoga and aerobic exercise had twice the reduction in blood pressure, weight, and cholesterol levels than patients who just did just one or the other. Doctors encouraged heart disease patients to make yoga a routine part of  life.

Walking can help you live longer. Research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found regular walking, even distances below recommended levels, is associated with lower death rates.  Adults are encouraged to walk at least 150 minutes at a moderate pace each week.


1 - American College of Cardiology
2 - American College of Cardiology
3 - American Cancer Society

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