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How to Get on a Post-Stroke Recovery Plan

How to Get on a Post-Stroke Recovery Plan

It takes a team of doctors and therapists to help you recover, but it’s never too late to get your life back on track.

If you’re one of the seven million Americans who had a stroke, it’s never too late to improve your health. Quitting unhealthy habits, like smoking, and getting regular physical activity can help put you on the path to recovery. Following the MIND Diet (Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) can also help protect your brain while reducing the risks of elevated glucose, blood pressure and LDL cholesterol.

Some healthy goals you should aim for are achieving a normal body mass index and stabilizing blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol levels. You’ll also want to learn how to manage stress and get post-stroke rehab.

When rehab is done as early as possible, it can boosts your quality of life. It takes a village of doctors, family, caregivers, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists and others to help you get back on your feet.

Medically reviewed in January 2020.

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