Harvard Women's Health Watch

Walking lowers stroke risks in women

Taking a walk just a few days each week might reduce your stroke risk, even as it improves your overall health and keeps your weight under control.

A study published in the journal Stroke arrived at this conclusion after looking at questionnaires from 13,576 men and 19,416 women (ages 29 to 69) who were enrolled in a cancer and nutrition study in Spain.

The participants were followed for 10 to 14 years, during which time researchers evaluated their physical activity levels and recorded any strokes.

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