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Recent Harvard Study Shows a Tie Between Positive Mood and Good Cardiovascular Health


Toronto News, (PR) May 19, 2012

Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is commenting on a recent study out of Harvard School of Public health that shows a startling connection between positive mood and good cardiovascular health.

In the first review of this subject to date, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found that positive psychological health appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular events.

Lead author of the study Julia Boehm, a research fellow in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at HSPH commented on the results saying, the most optimistic individuals had an approximately 50% reduced risk of experiencing an initial cardiovascular event compared to their less optimistic peers.

Boehm also investigated the association of well-being with cardiovascular-related health behaviors as well as biological markers. It was found that individuals with a sense of well-being engaged in healthier behaviors such as exercising, eating properly, and getting enough sleep. In addition, greater well-being was related to better biological function, such as lower blood pressure and normal body weight.

Expert in Pulmonary Medicine and Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health, Dr. Victor Marchione says the results are promising, it further reiterates that reduction of stress can really make for a complete lifestyle change, but dont forget that other aspects of your health need to be managed as well, especially your cardiovascular system.

The American Heart Association (AHA) reports more than 2,200 Americans die of cardiovascular disease each day, thats an average of one death every 39 seconds.

(SOURCE: Harvard School of Public Health”, Positive Feelings May Help Protect Cardiovascular Health, April, 2012)