Divorce may be linked to a higher heart risk for heart attack, especially for women.

A study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes on a nationally representative sample of adults ages 45 to 80, all of whom were married or had previously been married, showed that women face a higher risk of a heart attack after a divorce.

Compared to a woman who was continuously married, a woman who had been divorced had a 24 % higher risk of heart attack. Those who had been divorced twice had a 77 % higher risk, and those who had remarried had a 35% higher risk.

Men, on the other hand, only those who had divorced more than once had a higher risk of heart attack.

People have to realize how the stress of divorce can be so detrimental to your health and your life. One of the most stressful times of your life is when you are going through a divorce. During your divorce it is so important that you do whatever is necessary to minimize your stress. Exercise is key to helping you cope with stress. Even an hourly walk every day can be helpful.

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