Be happy, avoid a stroke?
Stress and unhappiness lead to poor choices…
According to the World Stroke Organisation, each year an estimated 6.2 million people around the world have a stroke. This is more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. It is also a leading cause of disability.
Lifestyle factors have a great impact on risk: could being happy improve your chances? Emotional wellbeing is often a deciding factor in whether we make healthy or unhealthy lifestyle choices. Even mild stress or feelings of unhappiness can lead to major health incidents. If you are feeling just mildly stressed or a bit unhappy, you are likely to do things that you know are not great for your health, such as smoking, drinking and eating junk food, or skipping that regular visit to the gym or swimming pool. All behaviours that can significantly increase your risk of a stroke. Independent Living