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Recovery From Stroke Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Recovery From Stroke.

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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

Easing Back into Exercise after a Hysterectomy

Julia Nichols, an active mother of three from Cincinnati, Ohio, was just 37 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Luckily, it was detected and treated early, but because her cancer had tested positive for estrogen, Julia was at a higher risk of...  Read more

Factor in Rest Days for Weight Loss Success

Regular exercisers are always on a quest for the perfect workout routine: one that is enjoyable, gives you the results you want and leaves you feeling full of energy and ready to take on the world. While we often focus primarily on a cardio and stren...  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

First jog in a month d/t heat, sickness, hospitalization, and recovery. Made it 1 mile, small walk,
Updated 7/2/2016 12:46:30 AM

First jog in a month d/t heat, sickness, hospitalization, and recovery. Made it 1 mile, small walk, then .8 of a mile. I'm glad I haven't lost all my hard work, but more importantly it felt so good. Happy day! (Thanks for listening) 😊...  Read more

Muscle recovery time?
Updated 7/3/2016 11:01:25 AM

How long does muscles to stop hurting after being 'used'? And what to do to make the recovery time quicker? I seem to be stuck....  Read more

Post surgery recovery is slow and steady. Still m
Updated 6/22/2016 6:10:02 PM

Post surgery recovery is slow and steady. Still managed to loose 4 lbs. I can't work out for approx 3 more months. Just watching and counting calories. I am able to walk. I walk 2 miles a day right now....  Read more

Active Recovery
Updated 7/14/2016 12:49:29 PM

This was a new term for me but I see searching on here that lots of you have commented on this. So, I thought I'd start it up again and ask you what you do for active recovery days? For those that don't know (like I didn't); I've been working o...  Read more

After having a mini stroke in my eye I have decided to make drastic changes in my life. I am eating
Updated 6/21/2016 8:57:25 PM

After having a mini stroke in my eye I have decided to make drastic changes in my life. I am eating healthier, drinking water and eliminating all processed food and soda. I would drink a cappuccino a day. I don't need the extra calories....  Read more

Atrial Fibrillation: The Latest Treatment Trends

About one in six strokes can be traced to atrial fibrillation. Doctors now have newer and better options to lessen this risk.Close to one in 10 people ages 65 or older have atrial fibrillation (afib), the most common heart rhythm disorder. During a...  Read more

Why chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout

New York Times Phys Ed columnist Gretchen Reynolds says The Ultimate Post-Workout Beverage: Use chocolate milk to replenish sugars after an intense workout. Reynolds calls it an "ideal recovery beverage" because it has the right ratio of carbs and pr...  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