Mar 26, 2008

Remedy Strokes with Healing Walks

Strokes are a very big health concern in my family...my father had many small strokes over a period of 5 years that finally lead to his passing; his sister also had a small stroke; my grandmother on my mothers side had a stroke in her 60's, but lived to be 90, the last few years bedridden. So if heredity is a factor, I do have my work cut out for me. Eating anti-oxidant foods or drinking anti-oxidant drinks can be very helpful. So is the information in the following article, a little obvious, but we always need reminding, don't we?

Stroke is the nation’s third leading cause of death. Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain stops due to a blood clot or burst blood vessel. According to a new study, being only moderately fit can significantly lower your risk of having a stroke.

The study was led by Steven Hooker who heads the University of South Carolina’s Prevention Research Center in Columbia, SC. The research was reported on February 21, 2008 during Hooker’s presentation at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in New Orleans, LA.

For their research, Hooker and his colleagues used data from a study of more than 61,000 adults at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas. After taking a treadmill test, the participants periodically answered health surveys. The latest research divided the group into four levels of fitness and looked at how many of them had strokes after following them for an average of 18 years.

The study found that men in the most fit group enjoyed a 40% reduction for risk of stroke compared to the least fit men. The most fit women enjoyed a 43% reduction in their risk of stroke compared with women in the least fit group. Hooker commented that even those who were moderately fit had a lower risk of stroke and that most people can reach that fitness range by walking briskly for 30 minutes a day, five times a week.

Spring is in the air and it’s time for all of us to put on our walking shoes. Finding 30 minutes a day to walk is easy if you try. Consider an early morning walk, a walk during your lunch break, a walk as soon as you get home from work or right after dinner. Take the dog along – take the kids along - and don’t forget your favorite Wholefood Farmacy snacks for wholesome nutrition and good, clean energy!
Updated 2/3/16

Much of the information in this post is provided by the Wholefood Farmacy

2 comments:

  1. Yes I believe that getting more exercise in your life can reduce the risk of stroke and many other life threatening health issues.

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  2. I love eating healthy.

    Do you have a Trader Joes or a Whole Foods near you? Do you shop there ever?

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