John H. Gohde says Being Physically Fit Lowers Risk of Stroke

3 03 2008

The proof is all over the place, according to John H. Gohde. All anyone ever needs to do, is look for it. John recommends: “If you expect to enjoy your retirement than you better get off your arse now every once in a while and do something physical, such as walking.”

John H. Gohde reports that a recent health research study reported that if you were to examine the bell curve of physical fitness, those at the highest levels of physical fitness appear to have half the risk for stroke as those at the very low end of fitness.

Myint PK, Surtees PG, Wainwright NW …
Physical health-related quality of life predicts stroke in the EPIC-Norfolk.
Neurology. 2007 Dec 11;69(24):2243-8. PMID: 18071144 [Abstract]

“People who reported better physical functional health had significantly lower risk of incident stroke.”

Should it be any surprise that those men and women who had better physical fitness had a considerably lower risk for stroke?

John H. Gohde Advises

The good news is that you don’t have to be the best of the best to experience this effect. Those in the top quarter of the fitness scale had half the risk of stroke.

John H. Gohde says that if the notion that being physically fit improves overall health and longevity doesn’t ring a bell in you, than you are already halfway in the grave.

John gives these fools his condolences. 😦

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13 03 2008
John H. Gohde

If you cannot even walk without assistance, can you really expect to enjoy your retirement?




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