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Physical Activity and Poor Sleep and Stroke

Physical activity can offset the downsides of poor sleep while physical inactivity increases the risk of stroke in those below the age of 60-years

Bhavin Jankharia
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Physical Activity and Poor Sleep and Stroke
Physical activity can offset the downsides of poor sleep while physical inactivity increases the risk of stroke in those below the age of 60-years

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 [1] 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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