A new study offers further evidence for the health benefits of exercise, after finding that adults who are physically fit in midlife are significantly less likely to have a stroke in later life.
Researchers found that adults who were physically fit at the ages of 45-50 were much less likely to experience stroke in later life.
Stroke is one of the leading causes of long-term disability and death in the United States.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year, more than 795,000 Americans have a stroke, and around 130,000 die as a result.
Regular physical activity is considered a key factor for stroke prevention; it can help maintain a healthy weight and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.