Exercise is great for your health. It plays a vital role in reducing your risk of stroke and can improve your overall wellbeing.
This leaflet explains how exercise can improve your health, activities you could try, and a variety of organisations and resources that can help.
As an Exercise Supporter you will be supporting stroke survivors and carers to access exercise sessions in order to improve their levels of physical fitness, reduce social isolation and support daily living.
Our Moving Forward After Stroke (MFAS) Programme provides exercise and education sessions for stroke survivors to reduce their risk of further strokes, improve their levels of physical fitness, reduce social isolation and support daily living. As an Exercise Supporter, you will be supporting stroke survivors and carers who access this service.
LEGS (London Exercise Group for Stroke) provides specialist group exercise in a supportive and enjoyable environment for people who have experienced a stroke.
The East Sussex Exercise and Education Programme provides advice and support service for stroke survivors to help reduce the risk of further 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.
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.