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WALK YOUR WAY TO FEWER STROKES

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WALK YOUR WAY TO FEWER STROKES
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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