Physical activity is often referred to as medicine that costs nothing and has few, if any, side effects. It seems to be a panacea to avoid a lengthy list of illnesses.

You can include stroke in that list.

But its impact on stroke is somewhat indirect. Actually, stroke is more of a “silent” beneficiary. That’s because it is highly linked to several risk factors that directly benefit from physical activity, which in turn, have a trickle-down effect. Stroke is on the receiving end.

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