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Walk more to slash your stroke risk

Men who walk the most have the lowest risk of stroke. A study showed that total walking time, rather than walking pace, determines how much stroke risk is reduced. Walking 30 minutes a day is sufficient to reduce risk. Intense walking will not necessarily produce additional benefit.  People already at higher risk of a stroke because of health conditions can also benefit from moderate walking. Using a step-counting device called a pedometer can motivate people to walk more every day.
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