When a bad stroke happens, a person will suffer from different problems such as walking, talking and eating. Many stroke survivors find it hard to do some of their daily tasks or favorite activities.
Studies show that walking can promote stroke recovery. According to The National Institute of Health (NIH), walking is a very effective therapy for stroke victims and should be part of a person’s stroke rehabilitation program. Walking, no matter how fast your pace is, will trigger the stimulus of motion and will improve oxygen flow in the brain.
Walking at least three times a week can promote stroke recovery by boosting your endurance and resting heart rate. When you move, your body will have proper blood flow and all your organs inside will function at their best. Walking is a free type of therapy that can help you recover from a stroke. It’s something that any person can get into and it’s a familiar thing to do. Start walking today to promote stroke recovery and improve your overall health.
Whether you lack the energy or you are afraid of falling when you walk, you should bring yourself to walk around so you can recover from stroke much faster. It’s not easy dealing with stroke because your quality of life is affected. Start with leveled terrain. Keep in mind too that one should not try to walk alone in the beginning. Your health is not in perfect condition and anything could happen while you are walking. As a beginner, walk with your partner, friends, or with stroke survivors like you. Aside from safety reasons, another advantage of walking with others is that you will never notice the time.
If you are hesitant to do this type of therapy alone, you can opt for a home healthcare professional who can assist you in your daily activities aside from walking. The good thing about hiring a professional is that you will be guaranteed that whatever you do, you know you are supervised. And since they are experts in the field, they will be able to give you suggestions on what other mild exercises you can perform that will improve your recovery aside from the walking and the rehabilitation they are giving you.
For more information about how you or a loved one can make the best of any health ailment at home, contact us at Sunshine Home Healthcare!