Is It Worth Dying For? How to Make Stress Work for You - Not Against You

ISBN-10: 0553344269
ISBN-13: 9780553344264
Edition: Revised 
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Description: Is It Worth Dying For? is the most important examination of stress and its effects on health and disease in years. In this groundbreaking book, cardiologist Dr. Robert S. Eliot identifies "hot reactors"-apparently healthy people who overreact  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Is It Worth Dying For? is the most important examination of stress and its effects on health and disease in years. In this groundbreaking book, cardiologist Dr. Robert S. Eliot identifies "hot reactors"-apparently healthy people who overreact dangerously to such common occurrences as losing a tennis game or missing a train. If you are a "hot reactor," you can be responding to stress with an all-out physical effort that is taking a heavy toll on your health...without your even being aware of it. Based on more than twenty years of research with thousands of patients, Is It Worth Dying For? takes stress management out of pop psychology and puts it into mainstream medicine. Dr. Eliot identifies the ways which stress affects the heart, the blood vessels, and the body and gives us new, objective ways of detecting stress before any damage is done. He offers a complete program for recognizing, reducing, and reversing the hidden effects of stress in your life-to make stress work for you, not against you. Book jacket.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
Stress and the Hot Reactor
Stress: The Modern Epidemic
Stress in Action: How Your Body Responds
The Hot Reactors
Hot Reacting, High Blood Pressure, and Heart Attack
Are You a Hot Reactor?
Learning to Manage Stress
Changing Your Self-Talks
Clarifying Your Values
Relaxing Your Body
Increasing Your Fitness
Making the Most of Support and Leisure
Eating Right
Managing Alcohol, Cigarettes, Caffeine, and Pills
Relieving Stress on the Job
Maintaining a Healthy Heart
Epilogue: It's Not Worth Dying For
Notes and Sources
Recommended Reading
Index

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