May is National Stroke Awareness Month: Fast Facts

WP 2013 fast facts on stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability, and is a leading cause of death for Americans . Regular exercise can help the stroke survivor get back the strength that was lost due to stroke.

Stroke guidelines suggest that the survivor gets 20  to 60 minutes of aerobic exercise three to seven days per week. 

For more fast facts on stroke, and how exercise helps with stroke recovery, see


David Dubats, Founder, Second Step, Inc.

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