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Walking after stroke significantly improves quality of life
Walking after stroke significantly improves quality of life

(March 8, 2013 - Insidermedicine)From Jamaica - Walking regularly after a stroke can greatly improve quality of life, according to a report published in Stroke. Researchers studied over 120 stroke survivors, randomizing participants to either brisk outdoor walking three times a week or to receive therapeutic massage with no supervised exercise. Results showed that individuals in the walking group reported 17% improvement in quality of life, were able to walk 18% farther in an endurance test, and had a significantly lower resting heart rate than those in the massage group.

 
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