Stroke

Prevention

Exercise to prevent stroke.

Does exercise help prevent stroke?
Yes, exercising with excessive mental stress, healthy balanced diet, salt, weight, smoking and drinking alcohol are risk factors that can be improved. We also know from proof that stroke victims usually have weak heart health. Because of this, the chance of having stroke again increases.

With aerobic exercise:3 men walking

  • Your aerobic capacity can increase
  • The chance of other diseases can decrease
  • Can increase your quality of life and can make you feel healthy, active and can reduce your mental stress

How to start exercise:

  • After stroke, a health care professional can give advice on when it would be appropriate to do aerobic exercise
  • Patients in more danger (such as heart patients) should participate in an exercise program under doctor supervision

Some suggestions:

  • The suggested exercises are those that activate your muscles
  • Such as taking a walk, walking fast, jogging, riding a bicycle and swimming

After how long?

  • At least 3 times in a week
  • More than 20 minutes at a time, you can start with 5 minute cycles
  • In order to reach a significant amount, it is recommended that you do aerobic exercise for a minimum of at least 8 weeks. In order to maintain the benefits for your health, physical activity should be a part of your daily routine.  

How hard?
The intensity of exercise is recommended based on each individual and their ability to endure.

Provided by Barnard Lee