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High Levels Of Leisure-time Physical Activity Cut Stroke Risk

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August 7, 2005
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High levels of physical activity, such as running, swimming or heavy gardening during leisure time can reduce your risk of stroke.

DALLAS, Aug. 5 -- High levels of physical activity, such as running, swimming or heavy gardening during leisure time can reduce your risk of stroke, according to a study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. In addition, walking or biking to and from work for up to 29 minutes a day may also reduce the risk of strokes caused by a blood clot (ischemic stroke).


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