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Tight Chest

Stress gets the better of us. It sucks the wind from us. In fact, stress is the number one killer that slowly chips away until it eats us inside. Stress is awful, and needs to be dealt with. Tight chest can be a sign of stress.

There are many reasons why your chest might feel tight, and stress could be one on them. While the discomfort or pain may be disconcerting, the cause behind the tightness is not always a medical emergency of the heart. Instead, tightness may be due to asthma, acid reflux, anxiety, or muscle strain. Tight chest signals why taking preventive health measures are so important.

Prevention, also called preventive health, is any action taken to keep people healthy and well, and prevent or avoid risk of poor health, illness, injury and early death. Prevention aims to increase the likelihood that people will stay healthy and well for as long as possible.


Many people may look at the impact of stress on health and quality of life and wonder, is stress the number one killer? As it's directly associated with the six leading causes of death, stress can be called a silent killer. A 2021 study shows that physical and mental stressors can lead to sudden cardiac death.


Deep breathing takes away tight chest. It cures asthma while reducing anxiety. Done daily it improves many aspects of stress, and at the same time helps blood circulation which leads to the body working more efficiently. Make it part of life, as well as working-out in the gym or at home. Stress management costs pennies, so no excuse please!


Have a great day!

Prof. Carl Boniface


Vocabulary builder:

Chip away (phrasal verb) = to remove, take away, or withdraw gradually. “Night restores the magnificence that man has chipped away.” Gradually and relentlessly make something smaller or weaker. "Rivals may chip away at one's profits by undercutting prices."

Awful (adj) = dreadful, terrible, appalling, unpleasant, horrible, shocking

Disconcerting (adj) = disturbing, alarming, confusing, perplexing, bewildering, distressing, perturbing, unnerving, (ant) soothing

Strain(n) = tension, stress, worry, anxiety, pressure, trauma, burden

Wonder (v) = admiration, fascination, surprise, ask onself, think about. A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable

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