Research Roundup

January 1999 Issue

Reasons to Keep Active

Regular moderate exercise can cut stroke risk almost in half, according to a Harvard study of over 11,000 men. Those who burned about 2,000 calories a week-from an hour of brisk walking, bicycling or stair climbing five days a week, for example-had a 46% lower stroke risk, compared to those who engaged in little or no exercise. Burning about 1,000 calories a week reduced stroke risk by 24%. Exercise may decrease stroke

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