There is a common line of thought among fitness enthusiasts that one is never too old to start working out and living a healthy lifestyle. Middle age comes with a set of challenges that make women find it harder to actually live a healthy lifestyle and this could range from career, work life balance and parenting in a fast paced world. Despite this, most middle aged women still slot a few minutes of work out in their busy schedules and research has recently revealed that if middle-aged women make healthier life choices, their risks of getting a stroke later in life drop remarkably by up to a third. Goodars Danael, the lead author of the study as well as an accredited professor of cardiovascular health in Harvard, stated that adopting a healthier and more active lifestyle, even when one is in their forties, would reduce the chances of acquiring a stroke by up to one third.
Stroke is the 5th Leading Cause of Death in the U.S According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes remain as the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. It is also the leading cause of preventable long-term disability. The average number of strokes in the United States is 760,000. Out of these, about 140,000 cases result in death of the patient either directly or due to stroke related complications. These results translate to approximately one death related to stroke every four seconds. Therefore, news on anything that could reduce the risk of stroke is always welcome to the medical community and among people who pursue a healthy lifestyle.