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.
LEGS (London Exercise Group for Stroke) provides specialist group exercise in a supportive and enjoyable environment for people who have experienced a stroke.
Stroke survivors can be referred to the Exercise-based Stroke Rehabilitation service for a 12 week 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.
This club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. The club has regular speakers and exercise sessions, and is open for people affected by stroke and their carers.
Diabetes doubles your risk of a stroke, so it's important that it's treated and controlled well if you have it. This guide explains what diabetes is, the link between diabetes and stroke, and how to make changes to your lifestyle to reduce your risk.
The SOS (Survivors of Stroke) Yeovil Stroke Club welcomes new members and offers a range of activities including speakers, outings, games and exercise. They provide social support to stroke survivors and carers are also welcome.
This club is unique in that it is held in a leisure centre and the focus is on exercise programmes and support.
The club has ARNI trained staff to devise programmes for people to then access within the gym in the centre with support from club volunteers.
Earley & Woodley Stroke Club welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the Earley, Woodley, Reading area. The group provides information and peer support and offers social and recreational activities including games, conversation, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.
The Ivel Stroke Club is a stroke club that welcomes membership from people affected by stroke in the Bedfordshire area. The group provides information and peer support and offers social and recreational activities including games, outings, talks and presentations by visiting speakers.