After a stroke, one of the best things you can do to stay physically and emotionally healthy is to get active. Being active doesn’t have to mean that you start running marathons. Even if a stroke has limited your mobility, there are still ways you can get the exercise you need. The trick is picking the right kinds of activities.
Before starting any new activities, check with your doctor to make sure they’re safe for you. Choose activities that are fun for you, as you’ll be more likely to stick with them. Don’t expect to achieve your fitness goals in one day. Start with an activity level that is comfortable for you and build from there. Stop exercising if you feel chest pain, dizziness, or shortness of breath.
Being active after a stroke can restore your confidence in your independence and help you control stroke risk factors, like high blood pressure and diabetes. When you or a loved one experiences a stroke, the ER at Englewood Community Hospital is here with life-saving care. Learn more about our Englewood, FL hospital by calling (888) 658-1598.