“Exercise may be just as effective as drugs at treating common diseases,” reports Herald.ie.
This, as we reported here, after a study involving 339,274 participants “found no significant difference in outcomes between those who had undergone an exercise treatment versus those who received medication for heart disease treatment, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure treatment, and diabetes prevention”.
How does exercise help with stroke prevention?
As Nutrition & Healing’s Dr Jonathan Wright explains, 30% of stroke victims experience either intense anger or negative emotion within two hours of their stroke.
And that’s why anything – including exercise – that helps you blow off steam can keep your heart healthy and reduce your stroke risk.
As the Mayo Clinic website explains, exercise’s direct stress-busting benefits include:
By easing your stress levels, exercise won’t only give you better command over your body and life, it’ll help keep your heart healthy and help prevent strokes too. So get active! It could save your life.