If you want to lower your risk of heart disease, learn how to control your temper. This is especially true for men. Males who are angry are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol to excess, and be overweight.
Being under stress actually speeds up the rate at which harmful plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries. A study of physicians in training found that participants who had a lot of hostility in their youth were more likely to die before the age of 50. That’s a good reason to find a healthy way to deal with stress and adopt a more laid-back approach to life.