Calm Isn’t a Time Bomb
I t used to be said that you need to let off steam, to release the anger in arguments, for example. Bottle it up, and you could explode later—as in, have a heart attack. Oregon State University researchers found the opposite—that staying calm can raise your HDLs, also known as the good cholesterol. High-strung men tend to have high triglyceride counts, which could lead to cardivascular problems. Bottom line: Work on keeping your cool.