Dr. Britta Larsen from The University of California, San Diego asked 202 participants to think about a time where a friend had offended them.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 07, 2013
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is reporting on new research that shows how holding a grudge against a person can be bad for heart and cardiovascular health.
As Bel Marra Health reports in its article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/heart-health/give-up-the-grudge-for-your-heart/), forgiveness is an active decision that involves letting go of feelings of resentment and thoughts of revenge. According to the Mayo Clinic there are many benefits of forgiveness including healthier relationships, improved psychological well-being, decreased stress, anxiety and hostility, lower blood pressure, fewer symptoms of depression and lower levels of substance abuse.
Dr. Britta Larsen from The University of California, San Diego asked 202 participants to think about a time where a friend had offended them. Half of the participants were asked to remember the event and how it had angered them while the other half were asked to remember the event in a more forgiving way.
As the Bel Marra Health article reports in its article, all of the participants were distracted for five minutes. After the five minutes distraction period, the participants were asked to remember the event in any way that they wanted to. Blood pressure and heart rate measurements for all of the participants were monitored. The results showed that the angry group of participants had the highest increase in blood pressure when asked to recall the situation. The same effect was seen even after having five minutes of distraction. No differences were seen in heart rate levels.
Forgiving a person that has wronged you in the past is a challenging process. However, no matter how difficult it may be, research shows this process will be beneficial for heart health in the long run.
(SOURCE: “Int J Cardiol.”, Diagnostic value of a heart-type fatty acid-binding protein (H-FABP) bedside test in suspected acute coronary syndrome in primary care, Jan 16, 2013)
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