Take a Walk, Reduce Your Stroke Risk

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Hi, I'm Dr. Clark with a smart tip to reduce your stroke risk, walk. A handful of 30 minute walks can do wonders for your heart, in one study women who walked at least two hours a week, were 30% less likely to suffer a stroke compared to non walkers. It's important to consider your walking pace, go beyond just the leisurely stroll, try to cover one mile in 20 minutes.

Women who averaged this pace set a 37% lower risk of stroke compared to non walkers. How does walking lower your stroke risk? Walking at a moderate pace lowers your blood pressure, reduces plaque build up and eases inflammation in your arteries. It helps your blood vessels function better and that helps prevents strokes.

Walking also improves your cholesterol and insulin sensitivity. So get moving with one of the easiest exercise around. For more ways to safeguard your health, watch all our smart tips right here.