Sylvia, whom I’ve known for thirty years, is someone who is easily admired. She is a great grandmother who is a very active senior citizen. Not only does she remain active with her great grandchildren, takes care of her cat, Missy, but is also a walking sensation.
Sylvia walks twice a day for fifteen to twenty minutes, unless it’s raining. She would like for her husband, Marlin, to walk with her, but he keeps physically-active by participating in various activities at a nearby health gym.
Even though, this amazing couple keeps physically active through their own individual pursuits, they do enjoy each other’s company when it comes to solving book puzzles, remaining active in the Lion’s Club and as being active members at the Third Presbyterian Church.
I have learned a lot from Sylvia over the years. In her own way, she has motivated me to continue my walking adventures and my goal in losing weight.
According to a recent study, just walking three hours a week may lower a woman’s risk to get a stroke by 43 percent. This study was published online in Stroke. Researchers, who conducted this study, looked at 19,416 women between the ages of 29 and 69. These women were part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study in Spain. Participants had answered a questionnaire about their physical activity in the mid-1990s, and researchers followed up with them for 12 years to see if they had any strokes.
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