Â Â Â Â We all get angry... but it's what sets us off that sets us apart. Psychologist Mark Crawford explains when it comes to anger there are two extremes... people who either get too upset or those who ignore a situation all together.Â
"Anger is a physiological response it's a flight or fight response, basically my heart rate gets high or my blood pressure gets higher, adrenaline, noradrenaline starts secreting and it's basically energizing me to do something."
Â Â Â Â Crawford says mismanaging anger can have negative effects on your health and may increase your risk for a heart attack or stroke.Â Â He has some tips for getting the situation under control.Â Â Â
Â Â Â Â The first thing and the most effective thing is to slow your breathing down, nice slow deep breaths, just de-escalate your heart rate.Â Another thing you can do is kind of re-direct your thinking, we find when people keep arguing it escalates them.Â Â
Â Â Â Â Finally, Crawford recommends avoiding stimulating chemicals such as caffeine, alcohol and nicotine... he says they can often make someone who is angry even more aggravated.Â Â Â Â
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