Middle age not too late to get fit, dodge stroke - study

Getting in shape in middle age can halve the risk of having a stroke later in life, according to research.

Nowegian scientists say people who work on their fitness are half as likely to suffer from a stroke as those who lead more sedentary lifestyles.

Read: Signs you're having a stroke (and why you should act fast)

Cardiologist Prof Pravin Manga concurs that it is never too late to live healthy and increase life expectancy.

It's been well-known that exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Prof Pravin Manga, cardiologist

This study shows that if you continue exercising, you can in fact half your risk of stroke and catch up with people who have exercised all their lives.

Prof Pravin Manga, cardiologist

There is life after 40, if you exercise regularly.

Prof Pravin Manga, cardiologist

Take a listen to him explore the study and the benefits of regular exercise:

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