Physical activity improves heart function and lipid profile by lowering total cholesterol while raising HDL (good cholesterol). It lowers blood pressure and resting heart rate. Being active reduces the risk and severity of diabetes by increasing insulin sensitivity, and it improves strength,balance and endurance. For stroke survivors, these benefits can spell the difference between dependence and independence.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the prevalent cause of disability in adults. If you or someone you love has experienced a stroke, you need to understand that rehabilitation may take months, even years to regain many of the functions lost. This can be frustrating but does offer hope that with physical therapy, you can continue to improve the strength and function of your arms and legs.
Success Through Strength
Physical therapy involves using and…