Stroke

Exercise helps prevent stroke. Once a person is affected by stroke, regular exercise and physical activity can also help reduce the risk of further stroke and improve post-stroke recovery, as well as help manage symptoms of stroke.
Reported benefits include:

  • Improved strength and endurance

  • Improved walking ability and ability to complete day to day activities of daily living

  • Improved balance and coordination

  • Improved flexibility

  • Improved mood

  • Improved alertness and thinking ability

People who have suffered a stroke should speak to their GP or an Accredited Exercise Physiologist before taking up exercise.