According to the Australian Stroke Foundation, stroke is the leading cause of disability and one of the leading causes of death. Support others and yourself with a reminder about how to look out for the signs of a stroke. It’s also great to know that you can actively do things in your everyday life to prevent this. Even modest exercise has been proven to help protect against stroke. When it comes to exercise, getting started is one tough step, while staying consistent is even more difficult.
TOP TIPS: The best way to ensure that you will start to exercise and continue to exercise is to choose physical activities that are enjoyable for you. e.g gardening, going for a walk, doing Pilates or yoga.
Doing exercises in a team or group class can increase the likelihood of doing regular exercise as a buddy system encourages commitment when we might otherwise feel tired and convince ourselves to miss a opportunity. If your body hasn’t done regular exercise for some time or you’ve come across a physical activity you’d like to try, it can be useful to check with your doctor beforehand to ensure your body is physically ready.
Regular exercise has been proven to help your mind and body deal with the stresses of work and family life. Please feel free to ask about the exercise classes we offer that are run by an experienced therapist who can help suggest what activities you may benefit from most.