Having a heart is good for the heart

Forgiving your enemies may be good for your heart, according to new research that looked into the impact of negative affectivity (NA) and trait forgiveness (TF)

After controlling for demographics and NA, the 131-person study found TF was associated with lower heart rate, brachial systolic blood pressure, aortic systolic heart pressure and lower ventricular work.

“It appears that mechanistically, forgiveness promotes adequate coronary blood flow by decreasing ventricular work and central blood pressure, an effect that may

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