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Types of Exercise


There are several types of exercise that can benefit individuals who have had a stroke, both in their own and in tandem as part of a holistic exericse program. These include:

  • Cardiovascular exercises to help decrease hypertension and body fat and to improve glucose regulation, blood lipid profile, and overall fitness
  • Strength exercises to support both involved and uninvolved limbs
  • Flexibility exercises to increase range of motion and to prevent contractures
  • Coordination and balance exercises to improve daily living activities

For results to be evident, a complete program of cardiovascular, strength and flexibility components should be performed for four to six months.


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