Women who walk at least three hours every week are less likely to suffer a stroke than women who walk less or not at all, according to research from Spain that looked at thousands of people.
While the current study, which appeared in the journal Stroke, cannot prove that regular walking caused the fewer strokes, it contributes to a small body of evidence for potential relationships between specific kinds of exercise and risk for specific diseases.
Past studies have also linked physical activity to fewer strokes, which can be caused by built-up plaque in arteries or ruptured blood vessels in the brain.
Women who walked briskly for 210 minutes or more per week had a lower stroke risk than inactive women but also lower than those who cycled and did other higher-intensity workouts for a shorter amount of time.
1. contribute v.
貢獻；提供；捐款 (gong4 xian4; ti2 gong1; juan1 kuan3)
例: Her family has contributed 50,000 pounds to the fund.
2. briskly adv.
輕快地；明快地 (qing1 kuai4 de5; ming2 kuai4 de5)
例: She spoke briskly on the phone.
3. workout n.
運動 (yun4 dong4)
例: Kevin does workouts in the gym two or three times a week.