Exercising to Prevent a Stroke
Exercise helps lower
It is important to exercise regularly. Do activities that raise your
If you have already had a stroke or
Moderate activity is safe for most people, but it's always a good idea to talk with your doctor before you start an exercise program. You can use your target heart rate to figure out how hard to exercise. Use this
Low-intensity exercise, if done daily, also can have some long-term health benefits and lower the risk for heart problems that may lead to stroke. Low-intensity exercises have a lower risk of injury and are recommended for people with other health problems. Some low-intensity activities are:
For more information about making a personal fitness plan, see the topic Fitness: Getting and Staying Active.
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