Starting aerobics two weeks after a stroke can improve mobility

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Treadmill training and stationary cycling just two weeks after a stroke can help patients become fitter, walk further and enjoy better cardiovascular health than those who remain inactive, according to a CIHR-funded study at Toronto Rehab Institute led by Drs. Dina Brooks (University of Toronto) and William McIlroy (University of Waterloo). "We need to build awareness of just how important exercise is, because it’s a non-pharmacological intervention that virtually everybody can benefit from," says Dr. Brooks. The Toronto Rehab team is one of the few groups in the world exploring the benefits of early aerobic exercise for people with stroke.  Read the complete article.