Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Moderate Exercise Improves Stroke Risk

You don’t have to be a mountain climber to reduce your risk of stroke.  Moderate activity such as brisk walking, golf, recreational tennis, cycling on a flat surface, and volleyball reduced the risk of stroke by 12-30%.  For women who increased their risk by taking synthetic hormone replacement, exercise mostly counteracted the risk.

See Family Practice News, March 1, 2014, reporting on the California Teachers Study of 133,479 women.

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