Gardening helps cuts stroke risk

Research has found that gardening is an effective way to help prevent strokes and heart attacks in the over 60s.

Swedish researchers who studied more than 4,200 people aged over 60 found that those who performed a high level of “non-exercise physical activity” (NEPA) including tasks such as cutting the hedge or mowing the lawn, were 27 per cent less likely to suffer from heart attack, stroke or angina.

Such low-level activity appeared to be beneficial whether or not people also took part in organised exercise.

Follow this link to read an article about the report in The Independent.


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