Posts Tagged "exercise and stroke"

Walking shrinks women's stroke risk

Posted on Apr 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Study: 2 hours a week lowers stroke chance by 30 percent By JAMIE STENGLE updated 4:15 p.m. ET, Tues., April 6, 2010 DALLAS – Women can lower their stroke risk by lacing up their sneakers and walking, a new study suggests. Women who said they walked briskly had a 37 percent lower risk of stroke than those who didn’t walk. Women who reported walking at least two hours a week at any pace had a 30 percent lower risk, according to a study published online Tuesday in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. While previous studies have shown that physical activity decreases the...

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