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.
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.
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.
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Pos+Ability offer a range of activities including chair based exercise, exercise using equipment, peer support and rehabilitation. Attendance at the group is by referral only, which can be made via a GP, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist, or Occupational Therapist.
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.