0 comments on “Pumping iron cuts the chances of developing metabolic syndrome — the umbrella term for high blood pressure, high blood sugar and excess body fat around the waist, which all lead to coronary disease, strokes and diabetes.”

Pumping iron cuts the chances of developing metabolic syndrome — the umbrella term for high blood pressure, high blood sugar and excess body fat around the waist, which all lead to coronary disease, strokes and diabetes.

0 comments on “Why is there a shortage of blood supply to the brain in the case of a stroke if your BP is already HIGH?”

Why is there a shortage of blood supply to the brain in the case of a stroke if your BP is already HIGH?

UnknownThis person asked me further , ” Stroke sufferers have higher blood volume, higher blood pressure, a higher heart beat, and thicker arteries to ensure more blood supply to the brain”. I must complement him for raising a very valid query. When a person suffers from stroke it is believed that the brain is damaged because of a problem with blood flow. Strokes can happen if:

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Balance Exercise- Amongst Fitness types_ American Heart Association

fitness typesBalance exercise is one of the four types of exercise along with strength, endurance and flexibility. Ideally, all four types of exercise would be included in a healthy workout routine and AHA provides easy-to-follow guidelines for endurance and strength-training in its Recommendations for Physical Activity in Adults.

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Long Sleep Duration May Signal Increased Stroke Risk

long sleepA new study has shown a J-shaped relationship between sleep duration and future stroke risk, with a particularly strong signal associated with long sleep duration.

Investigators at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom found that short sleep was associated with an 18% increased stroke risk (not statistically significant), and long sleep was associated with a 46% increase in stroke risk after adjustment for conventional cardiovascular disease risk factors and comorbidities.