Fighting inactivity after stroke – why you should be working out years after a stroke

Exercise is good for you, and even suffering a stroke doesn’t excuse you from working out! No matter if you’ve just had a stroke a week ago, or a year ago, the prescription is the same. The best recipe for better health is 20-60 minutes of aerobics, such as walking or swimming, 3-5 days a week.…

Setting goals in stroke rehabilitation can make a difference

What makes a successful rehabilitation effort and who calls the shots during it? Most medical professionals officially subscribe to a “person-centered” approach directed, in large part, by the patient. But is this an aspiration or a reality? A recent survey of the available literature looks at barriers to person-centeredness and how to get past them.…

Let’s get physical: just because you’re down after a stroke, it doesn’t mean you have to be out

It never hurts to keep an eye on your health. And this is especially true when you’re in recovery from stroke. But with the lifestyle changes that accompany stroke, it isn’t always easy to keep on top of things. Take aerobic exercise, for example. Depending on the extent of your disability you might think that…