Walk Your Way to Fewer Strokes

Women who walk at least 2 hours per week are significantly less likely to have any kind of stroke.

After following nearly 40,000 women in a Women’s Health Study for almost 12 years, researchers found that brisk walking (faster than 2.9 mph) reduced the risk of stroke by 37% compared to women who don’t walk. Interestingly, vigorous intensity activity (i.e. running) yielded some benefit, but not as much as walking.

PositiveTip: Make it a daily priority to walk at least 30 minutes. You will feel better, and probably live longer!