Stroke and Physical Activities

Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of stroke as well as stroke recurrence. Moderate level of physical activity alone has been shown to be sufficient to achieve a significant reduction in stroke risk (Wendel-Vos et al. 2004).

According to American Heart Association reports in 2004, physical activity including aerobic exercises, strengthening exercise such as circuit training, flexibility training and neuromuscular training able to improve independence in Activity Daily Livings (ADLs), increase gait speed and efficiency, improve in tolerance in physical activity and improves level of safety during ADLs among stroke survivors (Gordon et al. 2004).