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Importance of Exercise


In addition to improving overall cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility, exercise can decrease risk factors for a second stroke through decreasing hypertension and body fat and improving the blood lipid profile and glucose regulation. Exercise can also help increase function in the extermities that were affected by the stroke and increase the ease of activities of daily living. Including a well-rounded fitness program that includes cardiovascular, muscular strength, and flexibility can help increase function in all areas of life.


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