Assistant Professor University of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah
Return to physical activity after stroke is an important component of lifestyle modification to enhance cardiovascular health, thereby reducing the risk for recurrent stroke. However, stroke survivors face numerous barriers to engagement in physical activity and many do not return to long-term participation in physical activity. The purpose of this symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on considerations for facilitating return to physically active lifestyles among stroke survivors.
Describe 3 risks of return to physical activity and exercise post-stroke and best practices to manage these risks.
Describe 3 barriers to adherence to physical activity, exercise, and sedentary behavior guidelines among stroke survivors.
Discuss interdisciplinary approaches to facilitating adherence to physical activity, exercise, and sedentary behavior guidelines among stroke survivors.