Different Strokes for Different Folks

stroke is defined as the sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion caused by rupture or obstruction (as by a clot) of a blood vessel of the brain. (Merriam Webster)



 According to Mike Evans video, 23 ½ hours, 30 minutes of exercise or 10,000 steps a day is correlated with a reduced risk of stroke in those that aren’t physically active. The first step to reducing stroke is having intrinsic motivation. Intrinsic motivation is finding the motivation within yourself to do the task at hand. Once you establish intrinsic motivation, autonomy and self-mastery go hand in hand to further reduce your chances of stroke. Having autonomy means being independent to do a task on your own without external sources pushing you. Self-mastery means you’re willing to master the task at hand individually. The final key that ties all of this together is consistency. Consistency means staying committed to something every day for however long it takes and not giving up. Finding the motivation within yourself, showing independence to move forward to better yourself, and mastering the technique while never giving up and doing it every day are all important factors to reducing your risk of stroke. All it takes is exercising 30 minutes a day 3-4 days week or 10,000 steps a day to make yourself a better you.





Physical Activity and Stroke Risk

Moderate and high levels of physical activity are associated with reduced risk of total, ischemic, and hemorrhagic strokes



Does exercise training change physical activity in people with COPD? A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Conclusions from the data recorded from these tests and reviews suggests that any effect of exercise training on physical activity in people with COPD is small. 




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