This exercise habit can make you more likely to suffer a heart attack
Take care when exercising.
A lot of people will exercise when they want to take their mind off something. Partcularly if you have had an argument with someone or you have an issue bothering you.
But it turns out taking out your anger or emotions while exercising could lead to a heart attack.
A study has suggested that when you combine anger with heavy physical exertion it can triple the risk of heart attacks.
Researchers in NUI Galway conducted a study using 12,000 heart attack patients from 52 countries around the world with an average age of 58.
Each participant named the triggers they got before suffering from a heart attack.
Of the answers given, researchers found an association between anger and the onset of heart attack symptoms but that when anger and phyical exertion were combined they tripled the risk of a heart attack.
Speaking to RTÉ, Dr Andrew Smyth, the studies lead author and a researcher at the HRB Clinical Research Facility at NUI Galway, said, "Previous studies have explored these heart attack triggers; however, they had fewer participants or were completed in one country, and data was limited from many parts of the world.
"This is the first study to represent so many regions of the world, including the majority of the world's major ethnic groups."