New findings support the existence of an association between depression and a range of subtypes of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The associations between anxiety and coronary heart disease are robust and there is emerging evidence of associations of anxiety with stroke and diabetes. (Kate M. Scott, Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2014;27(4):289-293).
Working with your emotions can help you physically. Help your mind to help your body, and vice versa.