The early bird gets the...stroke?
I grew up with the old adage, "Early to bed, early to rise; makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." Early to bed is still cool, but apparently early risers don't always get health, wealth and wisdom. According to a new Japanese study, people who get up early may be more likely to suffer cardiovascular problems. Thank Buddha for my rock n roll schedule--I now go by the equally sage advice of, "If it works for Keith Richards, it works for me."
The study, covering 3,017 healthy adults aged between 23 through 90, found that early risers had a greater risk of heart conditions including hypertension and of having strokes.
However, the study also noted that early risers were usually older.