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WALK YOUR WAY TO FEWER STROKES
Regular walking significantly reduces a woman's risk of stroke.
Women who walk at least 2 hours per week are less likely to have any kind of stroke.
After following nearly 40,000 women in a Women's Health Study for almost 12 years*, researchers found that brisk walking (faster than 2.9 mph) reduced the risk of stroke by 37% compared to women who don't walk. One interesting note: vigorous activity such as running yielded some benefit, but not as much as walking.
POSITIVE TIP--Make it a daily priority to walk at least 30 minutes. You will feel better and you may even live longer!
* Physical Activity and Risk of Stroke in Women, J. Sattelmair et al, 2010