In A Hurry?
This study considered the relationship between impatience, the feeling of being pressed for time, with the development of hypertension in young urban adults. This feeling of being in a hurry along with tenseness, hostility and aggressiveness are components of Type A personality.
Previous studies had concentrated on the relationship of hostility and high blood pressure. But
this study focused on the less intense feeling of impatience. The conclusion of the
experiment was that those young adults who possess (or are possessed by) a sense of time
pressure are more likely to develop hypertension years later.
Participants who began the study with elevated blood pressure were excluded from the results. Those who qualified were asked to rate how well such traits as...
Those who answered the time pressure questions years earlier with "very well" were shown to be more likely to develop high blood pressure.Slow down. The guy ahead of you on the freeway who is irritating you because he is driving too slowly just may get the last laugh.
Heart Health Note:
If you have high blood pressure you really should be monitoring your blood pressure at home.
By monitoring your own blood pressure you can help your doctor get a better picture of your heart health. You can also more easily determine which blood pressure lowering efforts are working.
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