Angry? Bite Your Tongue

The next time frustration in the workplace makes you want to explode, reconsider. It's not good for your health. A new study by the Mayo Clinic has found that when people are angry, their heart races, their blood pressure rises, and their body releases chemicals that can both contribute to artery-clogging plaque in their blood vessels and cause plaque to dislodge and block arteries that supply blood to the heart. Among their suggestions: Try and understand the other person's point of view before you respond. Count to 10 or just walk away and deal with the situation after you have calmed down. Express your frustration assertively, but calmly. In addition, the clinic says that regular exercise will help reduce the frustration that leads to anger.

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