Getting active isn’t always easy but it’s never too late to start and even small increases in physical activity can have a big impact in reducing our stroke risk. Knowing where to start can often be the hardest thing so we share our tips on getting started, including how setting a goal can be the first step.
In this edition we look at the benefits of being active. Did you know, just 30 minutes of exercise five times a week can reduce your risk of stroke by a quarter? We know it's not always easy to exercise, espcecially after a stroke, so we've got some tips to get you started, including chair-based exercises.
Winter is full of festive treats. But what we eat and drink has a big impact on our risk of stroke and secondary stroke. In your winter Stroke News we demystify the advice - from what five-a-day looks like to getting to grips with alcohol units and understanding food labels so we can make healthier choices while really enjoying ourselves this winter.
In this issue we celebrate our Life After Stroke Award winners - inspirational people like Charlotte who made an incredible recovery after a stroke at the age of seven. We also take a look at our campaign report, Feeling overwhelmed, which focuses on the emotional impact of stroke and outlines our work to make sure people get the right assessment and support.
Stroke survivors and their families rely on healthcare professionals to provide them with accurate information about stroke. Find information and support about stroke for your patients.
The third chapter of our lived experience of stroke report looks into the challenges facing stroke survivors and the help they need.
A short, easy-to-read guide for stroke survivors, produced by the Stroke Association. Packed with essential information to help people understand their stroke.
A guide for family, friends and carers of people who have had a stroke, from the Stroke Association. Packed with information about the emotional impact of stroke, rehabilitation and recovery, and the support available to carers.