2. Stress

Both physical and psychological factors play a role in health and well-being. Stress is often linked to increases in the risk of stroke. Studies show people who are impatient or aggressive, like those with a type A personality, are more likely to experience a stroke than those better able to handle high-stress situations. Some reports claim chronic stress can significantly increase the risk of stroke and it also increases the likelihood of heart attacks. Relaxation exercises such as meditation, deep breathing, and mindfulness can help alleviate stress.


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