Avoid the plateau – change your exercise routine to improve your results!

Ever get tired of the same exercise routine day in and day out? Turns out there may be more reasons to change up your exercise training that goes beyond just getting bored. Even professional athletes change up their workouts because they can get better results. For people who have just suffered a stroke, rehabilitation is…

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This recovery story of a 26-year-old stroke patient starts in her inbox and ends in a bike ride

Mary is 26 years old. Five years ago, out of nowhere, she had a stroke. Back in 2013, she was only 21 years old, but her age is not as unique as you might think. Many young people, including children, can suddenly suffer from a stroke. It can hit anyone. Like many other patients, Mary…

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Watch this video: a recent Korean study suggests an easy way to improve your gait and balance

Things just got a bit easier! A recent Korean study has shown that the free and easy-to-practice circuit training (simple lower limbs and legs training) can significantly improve your balance and gait abilities. In a recent 2017 Korean study, researchers found that circuit training (such as sit to stand, one-leg standing and other lower limb…

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When ancient eastern medicine meets modern science – electroacupuncture can help in the chronic phase after stroke

In China, many believe an energy flow in the body known as Chi determines health. This energy flow connects points throughout the body to maintain balance.  When part of the flow is blocked, then the passage needs to be reopened to restore this balance.  How can this be done?  Many believe through acupuncture. Hitting certain…

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Get the most out of your treadmill training – try long periods of low-intensity training

Treadmill exercise is one of the most effective ways to regain motor function after a stroke. Since training on a treadmill rewires damaged neural connections in the brain, it can help restore walking ability. In addition, this exercise reduces high blood pressure and plaque buildup in the arteries, thus improves blood flow to the brain.…

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