It may well seem funny to a reader that I am blogging about our HEARTS on the American holiday for tricks and treats. Then again, our hearts, souls and emotions can serve as either or both challenging tricks or satisfying treats for wellness.
Why is it that elder spouses often pass quickly after their deceased partners? I don’t have firm statistical evidence for that “often” – yet you likely know cases in your spheres where this is so. Broken hearts can take one’s breath away – permanently.
According to Power of Positivity, “f your wife or husband dies, your mortality goes up and stays elevated for years. So you can almost ‘catch’ death from your spouse. It’s not a coincidence, it’s an effect…” Check this youtube video: https://youtu.be/lcC57sNERN8
Five (5) adverse effects of broken heart syndromes are:
- weakened immunity
- physical pain and
- weight and body composition.
Even your humble scribe sees these five effects as being wellness takeaways. He also advocates physical activity to help avert premature death (heart disease in America’s biggest killer) and to help cope if someone you know, or you, suffers from a broken heart syndrome. By the way, this “stress cardiomyopathy” may also be triggered by the loss of a dear pet, or even a big sports win.