Heart Myth or Fact #15: For a Type-A personality a heart attack is inevitable

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There has been a lot of weight put into the fact that Type A personalities tend to live hard-driving, high-stress lifestyles which can negatively effect your health. However studies have shown that being a Type A personality alone does not mean a higher rate of heart disease.

Being a Type A personality can create risk factors such as high blood pressure or lack of exercise. Anger or hostility also increase these risk factors.

Taking the time to relax, as hard as it may seem, can reduce the stress level for a Type A personality and in turn reduce their risk factors for a heart attack.

Not sure what personality type you are? Here’s a quick test to possibly help you figure it out.

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Sherman Health has provided medical care to Northern IL since 1888, and is currently home to a network of over 600 physicians. The Sherman blogs are edited by me, Luke. Questions? Comments? Links? Email address is luke at shermanhealth dot com.
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