Lower Your Stroke Risk by Walking

In a 12 year study, women who walked a minimum of 2 hours a week were 30 percent less likely to suffer a stroke compared with nonwalkers.

Walking pace also plays a role in preventing strokes. Rather than just a leisurely stroll, try to walk at least 1 mile in 20 minutes. Studies have shown that women who averaged this pace had a 37 percent lower risk of stroke compared with nonwalkers.

Other benefits of  walking regularly at a moderate pace are:

  • can lower blood pressure
  • reduce plaque buildup
  • can reduce inflammation in your arteries
  • help your blood vessels function better

…all of which help keep your stroke risk low. I’ve also found that when I walk, I have more energy and sleep better.

In addition, research shows that walking on a regular basis seems to reduce the amount of memory protecting brain tissue  you lose with age.

Get started walking today.  I’ve made it easy for you. Click on the tab above for Workout Videos.  There you’ll find two 15 minute walking videos, part one and part two.  Together they equal 2 miles of walking.  I suggest you add this page to your bookmarks and return often to get your body in motion on a regular basis.  I suggest at least 3 times a week. 

You have only one body – keep it healthy!

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