The best way to prevent stroke, heart attack, and death is to exercise, a new study finds.
The study, published online by the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, looked at a study that showed how the exercise ball works to reduce blood flow to the brain.
“The exercise ball is an effective way to reduce cerebral blood flow by more than half,” lead researcher Michael DeMarco said in a statement.
“That’s what we think is going on when people exercise, because they are exercising and it reduces blood flow.”
A heart drill can also help keep your arteries at a healthy state by helping to keep your blood vessels from clogging up, and prevent stroke.
The research team, led by Andrew R. Bussard, professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, looked into the effects of a three-week exercise program, or exercise ball, on blood flow in the brain and found that it did a good job at preventing stroke.
“A simple exercise ball can help to keep blood flow at healthy levels,” Bussards team wrote in the study.
The team compared the activity levels of volunteers who received the exercise balls with those who received a standard of care (PTC) group.
The PTC group had higher levels of total cholesterol, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
The exercise balls, on the other hand, helped to keep those blood vessels healthy.
“In contrast to the PTC, exercise balls appear to have little to no effect on brain function,” the researchers wrote.
“This suggests that exercise balls do not reduce cerebral vascular disease and stroke, although they do reduce blood pressure and cholesterol in the exercise group.”
Bussars team hopes to continue to work with more people to see if this is true for other types of exercise.
“It’s still very early days, but the results from this study could have major implications for how we think about exercise,” Bussedes team wrote.
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You can see the exercise program they use in the video above.