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Exercise Lowers the Risk of Stroke By Mrs Vera West

     There is no doubt that we journalists at this noble site, suffering from psycho-political warfare, are prime candidates for stroke and generally bad cardio-vascular adventures. Clearly people like James Reed needs to go on the wagon; he has been good and given up smoking, but with the money he saved he apparently just waste it on more cheap plonk. As for Uncle Len, nobody has heard from him, and he may have died on that hot December day in his galvanised iron shed, but I have yet to smell anything here in Melbourne. Somebody in Adelaide needs to be brave and see if there is a body, and if the body has a pulse. As Trump would say, “sad.” Still there is hope, and that involves the simple task of walking for 30 minutes a day; child’s play, really.

“Recent research shows that you can prevent stroke by doing light exercises. The study, performed in Sweden and published in the journal Neurology, suggested that walking for at least 30 minutes every day may cut your risk of stroke. The study’s researchers recruited 925 patients with a first clinical stroke admitted to Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden from 2014 to 2016. The average age of the participants was 73 years at the time of becoming ill. They looked at the participants’ stroke severity based on data from two Swedish stroke resisters. Stroke severity was assessed based on eye, arm and facial movements, awareness level, and speech and communication abilities. Four out of five patients or 79.8 percent of the participants had a mild form of stroke. Those who suffered from a stroke reported on how physically active they were before the stroke occurred. Fifty-two percent reported that they had been physically inactive. Participants who reported that they were engaged in light physical activity, such as taking a walk for four hours or more each week, or moderate exercises, such as running or swimming two to three hours each week, tend to suffer from milder strokes rather than severe strokes. Light physical activity and moderate physical activity were found to be equally beneficial.”

     The easiest way of doing this is to arrange your lifestyle so that you do not take the car to go down to the close by shops to get milk you forgot. You could take the stairs instead of the elevator. But, have a medical check-up first because you do not want to have a stroke, or heart attack, trying not to have a stroke of heart attack. That would be ironic. Don’t be ironic.



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