Want to reduce stroke risk? Sit less. Move more. Do chores.
The dangerous consequences of prolonged inactivity in humans are widely known. Too much sitting leads to an increased risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and other chronic illnesses, including depression. To offset the severe side effects of a sedentary lifestyle, doctors recommend adults complete at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise a week. The study found that doing lighter intensity daily activities such as household chores can significantly reduce the risk of stroke. Light-intensity physical activity can include vacuuming, sweeping the floor, washing the car, leisure strolling, stretching, or playing catch. They found those who were sedentary for 13 hours or more a day had a 44% increased risk of having a stroke.

Source: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2792959
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