Give up grudges to strengthen your heart. Research from the University of California, San Diego shows a let-it-go attitude helps keep blood pressure in check. Even just reflecting on moments when you acted with anger and pondering how you could have addressed the situation better can lower your blood pressure.
Fast fix: Start thinking with good intentions. “Try to see the offence that angered you from the other person’s perspective, picture her good qualities and imagine yourself letting go,” says the study’s lead author, Britta Larsen.