Reduce your stroke risk one step at a time – get up and walk!

Relearning how to do simple things after a stroke can be frustrating. But recovery isn’t the only worry there is. Preventing a second stroke is also high on the list of priorities. Just the thought of another stroke setting you back is scary. But, unfortunately, it is not that uncommon. Research shows that stroke survivors,…

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Find out what supplements can maximize your strength training after a stroke

Stroke changes our bodies in many ways. For example, many patients experience weakness and loss of motor functions. This, in turn, leads to a decrease in muscle mass, a condition known as sarcopenia. And when you don’t have the muscle strength to keep you going, the road to recovery becomes more challenging. But is there something…

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Helping doctors predict the future after a stroke: 5 variables that determine your outcome

After a stroke, you and your loved ones are left wondering – what now? You might be experiencing new disabilities that limit your independence. Or, maybe you’re having trouble walking. Stroke can also make it harder for you to speak. All these limitations have a huge impact on your quality of life. The worse you…

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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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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.…

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Recovering from stroke with the comforts of home

Rather than going to therapy, what if therapy could come to you? Traditionally, most stroke patients have to stay at a rehab center or travel to the closest one near their home. On top of having new disabilities and having to work out harder than ever, they have to arrange for their own transportation or…

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Could a bad night’s sleep mean more than just an unproductive day for stroke survivors?

We all know that a bad night’s sleep can leave us feeling worse for wear, but did you ever stop to think that your troubled nights might mean more than just unproductive days? If the number of studies investigating the association of sleep with health is anything to go by, chances are you have —…

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