Getting regular exercise is one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk of a stroke. This guide explains how exercise can improve your health, suggests some activities for you to try, and gives some organisations and resources that can help you find a form of exercise that suits you.
Exercise is great for your health. It plays a vital role in reducing your risk of stroke and can improve your overall wellbeing.
We are an exercise group for stroke survivors. We offer a weekly class for one hour followed by refreshments (except for the last Wednesday of every month) and a chance to socialise with others affected by stroke. Exercises are led by a qualified instructor who has had experience with people who have suffered from a stroke.
LEGS (London Exercise Group for Stroke) provides specialist group exercise in a supportive and enjoyable environment for people who have experienced a stroke.
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The Dunmow & District Stroke Support Group welcomes new members. The club offers a variety of activities including social support, speakers, communication support, outing and meals, games and quizzes.
Exercise is also provided under the supervision of a qualified physiotherapist.
The Ipswich Morning Stroke Club welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the area. The club provides peer support and offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.
Devon Active Lives After Stroke sessions are funded by the National Lottery and awarded through Sport England. They promote exercise after stroke for stroke survivors, carers and family.
Stroke survivors can be referred to Moving Forward After Stroke for a 12 week exercise programme. Exercise can help reduce the risk of an individual suffering a second stroke, and helps survivors to overcome challenges they face following the physical impact of their stroke.
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