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Tempering the Type A Personality

There are pros and cons to being a Type A personality, but some of those traits can be detrimental to your health. Here are a few characteristics:

  • Competitive
  • Persistent sense of urgency in everything they do
  • Have difficulty relaxing because it’s not a measurable goal
  • Try to squeeze a task into every possible minute
  • Measure the success of each day by how much they get done
  • Always stressed

Some of those qualities can add up to a recipe for a health problem. In fact, two cardiologists first conceived of categorizing people into Type A and Type B after observing how the edge of the seat cushions in their waiting room wore down — as if patients were waiting on the edge of their seat. They subsequently found that Type A personalities were more likely to develop heart disease.

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Ryan Keapproth

Ryan Keapproth

Financial Advisor

Ryan is dedicated to serving clients to achieve their retirement goals. Ryan’s holistic approach centers on wealth management strategies with a focus on income planning throughout retirement. As a Financial Advisor, Ryan is an Investment Adviser Representative (IAR), life and health insurance licensed and a Certified Tax Preparer. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with an Accounting and Finance major.​

Ryan is a lifelong Minnesotan originally from Woodbury and currently residing in Bloomington with his wife, Riamae, and their rescue Terrier Beagle mix, Douglas. Ryan and his wife are avid travelers as Riamae is originally from the Philippines. Ryan describes himself as a major foodie enjoying new restaurants around the cities whenever possible. Ryan enjoys playing golf and poker. He is a sports fan especially when the Vikings and Timberwolves are playing. In his formative years, Ryan tended bar at various places including Mystic Lake and Running Aces in Columbus, MN where he met his wife.  

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