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Get Up and Walk!

Get Up and Walk - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeStroke risk cut by more than one third… simply by walking.

According to a recent study, brisk walking for anything over two hours a week, cuts the risk of stroke by more than a third for women. In fact the study also showed that walking is better at combating strokes than more vigorous forms of exercise.

Nearly 40,000 women were followed for 12 years during the study, examining the links between their exercise habits and their risk of having a stroke. The research concluded that lowered stroke risk was associated with leisure time physical activity, and in particular, walking was generally associated with lower risks of total, ischaemic, and haemorrhagic stroke. Despite the study having been exclusively conducted on women, and given what we know about the effects of general exercise, I think it’s safe to say that men would also benefit significantly.

It’s free, it’s easy, so on that basis, what are you waiting for? Get up and walk!