MIND & BODY AFTER 50
Hostility Hurts Your Heart!
Here’s another psychological factor that can affect your physical health — hostility.
Since the 1980’s, dozens of scientific studies have shown that people with chronic hostility & cynicism frequently develop cardiovascular illness (heart disease, high blood pressure and narrowing of the blood vessels). The evidence is clear: chronic hostility burdens the body — especially the heart & blood vessels.
Hostility is “chronic hate and anger” — it’s an individual’s tendency to feel suspicion and m…