Tips and tricks to get healthier after stroke

Besides eating healthy and exercising, staying healthy involves other lifestyle habits such as avoiding alcohol and smoking, having a healthy weight, and taking care of your other medical problems. People who exercise regularly and eat a diet rich in fruits and veggies tend to live longer, and this is still true in stroke survivors. Research has shown…

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Taking steps for stroke – how holding yourself accountable can improve your health!

Exercise is good for your health, and it’s especially true if you’ve suffered a stroke. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for getting a stroke in the first place. It’s recommended to take at least 7000 steps a day to help prevent diseases such as stroke. Better yet, if you’re able to surpass this and…

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Ever wondered what genetics has to do with stroke? Ask our Strokemark expert

We are delighted to inform you that we will be holding our very first Ask-Me-Anything event. The central theme is going to be genetics, epigenetics, and stroke. Did you ever ponder questions such as “Is a stroke genetic”? “Do lifestyle factors influence risk for stroke”? “How much control do I actually have over my recovery”?…

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Can home training provide the same results as training in the clinic?

Upper body weakness is a significant hurdle for many patients after stroke, affecting up to 80% of individuals. Recently, mirror therapy has emerged as a novel upper body rehabilitation technique, with current evidence showing promise for stroke patients. Task-specific training is another recommended approach for stroke rehabilitation, emphasizing active, repetitive practice of functional activities. This…

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Combining magnetic stimulation with intensive training can help severe arm problems even in the chronic phase of stroke

We know intense muscle training of the upper body can improve muscle weakness after a stroke. However, this approach is limited to patients with mild-to-moderate stroke since severe stroke patients are typically unable to practice enough to regain movement. Understanding how intense training improves movement after stroke can help us develop therapies for severe stroke patients,…

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Can brain stimulation improve daily activities and arm function?

If you’ve been following Stokemark, you’ve come across Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation or tDCS. This is a form of noninvasive brain stimulation that makes use of low levels of constant current delivered directly into targeted areas of the brain. This technique has been found useful in neurological conditions like stroke. Most effective type of tDCS Although studies have…

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