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Recovery From Stroke Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Recovery From Stroke.

Swimming: Take the Plunge!

I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis...  Read more

8 Ways to Speed Up Workout Recovery

When you're serious about your training and your fitness goals, you're no stranger to tough workouts. You know that you have to put in the hard work to get the results you want.  But whether you’re training for a specific even...  Read more

No Pain = BIG Gain

We’ve all heard that a combination of diet and regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and keep it off long term.    For some of us, common sense dictates that the more you work out—and the higher the int...  Read more

Consistency Eventually Leads to Breakthroughs!

Consistency, so important to the SparkPeople System, is something our society often overlooks. People are so focused on wanting things now that they aren't willing to spend the time consistently doing small things over time. This attitude results...  Read more

Post-Marathon Recovery Tips

Running a marathon can be one of the greatest and most challenging experiences of your life.   I can’t say that I always love training for these races, but the feeling of accomplishment I experience when I cross the finish line is lik...  Read more

Old folks and marathons (recovery time)
Updated 7/9/2014 5:02:51 PM

I ran my first marathon over Memorial Day weekend. I am now starting to train for another one in October. I am having a lot of trouble running longer distances. General fatigue mostly. I did take off a couple of weeks between the marathon and...  Read more

bulimia recovery
Updated 5/9/2014 10:23:56 AM

I am currently 4 months free of bulimia. I still deal with the anxiety that comes with food. I exercise everyday to help deal with it. i go out on the weekends almost always, so at least one day and sometimes two i will drink and sometimes eat some s...  Read more

Recovery beverages/foods?
Updated 3/31/2014 12:44:13 AM

About a month ago I started an intense workout at a gym. Great facility - always a trainer on hand to help. I'm doing 15-30 minutes of cardio (depends on the weight sets), and about an hour of weights, four days a week. Most days I come home and f...  Read more

Sprained ankle - how long for recovery?
Updated 3/23/2014 2:16:01 PM

Hello. I sprained my ankle yesterday doing Zumba of all things. Can anyone let me know an approximate time frame for healing? Perhaps this is the push I needed to break into more alternative cardio, such as swimming, but I really like being agile and...  Read more

how to lose weight gained after a stroke
Updated 2/24/2014 10:32:15 PM

i suffered a massive stroke 15 months ago. since then, i have gained 40 pounds, and i don't like this at all. before the stroke, i exercised regularly and ran 5k at least 3 times a week. i have had to learn to walk again and am struggling to regai...  Read more

Diabetics Lower Blood Pressure...omit salt

Tight control of BP (blood pressure) in diabetics lowers the risk of strokes, heart attacks and heart failure and slows the progression of diabetic kidney disease...Read more at the link below...  Read more

Avoid Heat Stroke

Be careful when exercising during the middle of the day.Know the symptoms and signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and take precautions. Aim to exercise early (first thing) before it gets hot or wait until evening when the temperatures have cool...  Read more

Recovery Club

Any One is welcome here, but specificly those in recovery from smoking, drugs, alcohol ect....  Read more

Pump It Up: Rockin' 45-Minute Cardio Playlist

Music goes a long way with motivating me to work out. I can't imagine running, teaching Spinning class or even lifting weights without some good tunes to keep my mood and energy levels high. When I teach classes, music takes center stage. I take a lo...  Read more

Reduce Your Stroke Risk Eat More Fish

According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke or "brain attack" is the third leading cause of death in America and a leading cause of adult disability. Since up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable, knowing what you can do to r...  Read more