Thursday, 16 August 2007

Massages can help prevent heart attacks

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Massages are one of my favourite ways to relax, though because I don't have any real back or neck problems, they often seem like a frivolous indulgence for me (albeit a worthy one.) But here's some great news if you're looking for an excuse to get massaged -- they can prevent heart attacks! It all comes down to a group of cells in your neck that are connected to the area in your brain that helps control your blood pressure and your breathing. This is according to a study done at the University of Leeds.

So next time you're in need of some serious de-stressing, instead of reaching for the comfort food, treat yourself to a massage.

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