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How can relaxation help prevent a heart attack?

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Find a relaxation method that works for you. Yoga, meditation, setting aside time to unwind -- these can help keep your stress levels down. Stressful emotions such as anger and hostility may also lead to heart attack risk, so keep calm and be cool.

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CDC: “2014 Surgeon General’s Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking – 50 Years of Progress.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is Cholesterol?”

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 28, 2020

SOURCES: 

CDC: “2014 Surgeon General’s Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking – 50 Years of Progress.”

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: “What Is Cholesterol?”

American Heart Association.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 28, 2020

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