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Stroke

01 October 2012

Exercise improves memory, thinking after stroke

Just six months of exercise can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50%, says a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.

Just six months of exercise can improve memory, language, thinking and judgement problems by almost 50%, says a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.

Forty-one patients, of whom 70% had mild to moderate walking problems requiring a cane or walker, followed an adapted aerobic and strength/resistance training program five days a week. Exercises designed to imitate daily life included walking, lifting weights and doing squats.

 

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