Poststroke exercise – the benefits September 20, 2016 13:06
This review focuses on the benefits of both exercise and cognitive training for stroke patients.
Primarily, increased physical activity had several benefits for stroke patients including weight control, reduced risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer and depression.
The authors identified two types of exercise used in post-stroke training; aerobic exercise (AE) to improve cardiovascular fitness and resistance exercise (RE) to improve muscle strength.
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