Why Is Exercise Important
Why is exercise important? Why is it useful for our health? These are pretty common questions we already know the answers of but according to a new research exercise reduces stroke risk too. I bet you didn’t know that, worth knowing by the way.
In a research by Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS), 27000 people participated and the studies showed that those people who were physically inactive has 20% higher chance of having a stroke than those who exercised regularly.
“The protective effect of intense physical activity may be through its impact on traditional risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes,” explained Virginia Howard professor of epidemiology and senior study author.
“These findings confirm past results of studies done in only men or only women in limited geographical areas,” Howard said. “By using the REGARDS cohort, our study was able to use a larger and more diverse population to show that participating in regular physical activity is associated with lower stroke risk.”
“This should be emphasized more in routine physician check-ups, along with general education on the proven health benefits of regular physical activity on other stroke-risk factors including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity,” Howard said in an interview to ScienceDaily.
Do you still have an excuse for not exercising? I hope you don’t because after that research it is clear why physical fitness is so important for our health.
The team behind that research really deserves applause for bringing such an important topic to the limelight.