Sweat Reduces the Risk of Stroke

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Hard Sweating

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Exercising is credited with reducing obesity and staying fit. 

According to a new study exercising can be effective in eliminating some diseases as well.  The findings of a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham stated sweating while exercising can significantly reduce the risk of strokes in both men and women. 

The study included 27,000 stroke-free blacks and whites aged 45 and older in the United States from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. 

Study limitations highlighted include that the results are based on self-reported levels of physical activity, and self-reported data may not be a reflection of the truth. Also, investigators did not have data on the type or duration of the exercise in which people engaged, nor the number of sessions. Howard suggested future studies should consider different ways to measure physical activity through: use of more questions; devices such as accelerometers and heart monitors that can provide more objective data; and capturing information on other dimensions of physical activity such as frequency, intensity and duration.

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