How Walking Can Promote Stroke Recovery


June 19, 2017

In the initial days after a stroke, it may be difficult or impossible for your loved one to walk. However, as they regain that ability it is important to constantly practice walking in order to promote stroke recovery. Recovery from stroke is a lifelong pursuit with small gains made over the course of months and years. Without practice, the brain is not stimulated and therefore the body cannot relearn the motion it has lost. Walking promotes movement, strength, balance and the flow of oxygen to the brain.

Walking is important to stroke victims. A study published by the National Institutes of Health says that improved walking ability is one of the top goals of people


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