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Health stories for March 8, 2013

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UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for March 8, 2013 -

People recovering from a stroke should take a walk.

A new study says those recovering from strokes showed drastic improvements in their quality of life after going for walks three times a week.

Those patients had better endurance and mobility than those who didn't walk regularly.


Bribery can help with weight loss.

Researchers offered $20 a month to people who met certain weight loss goals.

During the year-long study, people who got cash lost an average of seven pounds more than those who didn't.


Hot dog and sausage lovers, you are shortening your life.

People who ate the most processed meat increased their risk of dying early by 44%.

Researchers recommend eating less than an ounce of it a day.

Meat is rich in cholesterol and saturated fat and that's why researchers say it's linked to coronary heart disease.



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