The research on physical activity’s ability to reduce the risk of various diseases and improve long term health and mortality just continues to explode exponentially. Last week saw two more papers further pushing the important of physical activity (PA).
The first is a paper by Dr. Raed Joundi  and colleagues from Canada that found that increased leisure time sedentary activity of more than 8 hours with low PA was associated with an increased risk of stroke in people below the age of 60 years. This means that if you work for 8 hours, sleep for 8 hours and then do nothing but lounge around and are physically inactive for the rest of the 8 hours, you have a higher chance of a stroke, as compared to those who “move”.
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