Holiday stress and its effect on your heart

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Every holiday brings with it the joys and happiness of spending time with family and friends. Most of us enjoy cooking, hosting dinner parties, and generally being merry. Sometimes, a less talked about experience is the amount of stress and anxiety the holiday season causes. In fact, heart-related deaths increase by 5 percent during the holidays. They peak especially around Christmas, the day after Christmas and New Year’s Day.

All of the shopping, planning, traveling and diet-busting dinner parties can really take a toll on your health.

ABQ cardiologist, Dr. Robert Taylor joined us this morning with a look at how these things cause such stress and how we can better manage them. He also discusses short and long term effects of it.

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