Walking Reduces Stroke Risk Among Women

STROKE NEWS: New research reveals that walking at least three hours a week reduces the risk of stroke among women. The finding, published in the journal Stroke, comes from yet another study highlighting the health benefits of doing exercise on a consistent basis.

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Stroke Tip: The recent cold weather has sent the mercury plummeting and Blood Pressures soaring, increasing the risk of Stroke! Here are a few tips on this:

Eat well. Food is a vital source of warmth, so you should eat regular hot meals, which are low in saturated fat and salt

Close curtains and shut doors to keep heat in the rooms used the most. The ideal room temperature is 18- 21°C

Get your blood pressure checked and visit your GP or other health professional if your reading is high

Keep moving if possible – it can lower your blood pressure and improves circulation

Wear appropriate clothing. If you go outside put on a hat, scarf, gloves and warm footwear

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