Stroke recovery should include exercise prescription, experts say

Senior Woman In GymDate:   May 20, 2014
Source:   American Heart Association

Summary:
Exercise prescriptions could significantly reduce disability and the risk of recurrent stroke in survivors who also may face other barriers such as fatigue and depression. The research suggests that stroke survivors should be prescribed exercise because they experience physical deconditioning and lead inactive lifestyles after stroke. That decreases their ability to perform daily living activities and increases their risk of having another stroke.

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