AEROBIC EXERCISE TRAINING AND QUALITY OF LIFE IN STROKE PATIENTS

Tal-hatu Kolapo Hamzat

Abstract


There is an increasea appreciation ofthe need to mclude endurance exercise training in the overall management of stroke victims by the physiotherapist. Raising the patient's level of physical fitness through aerobic exercise would help to reduce the incidence of secondary health conditions, such as obesity, hypertension; and depression, which may result from the patients reduced mobility. This paper discusses the role ofexercise in improving me quality of life of stroke victims. It also highlights the type ofexercise that may be used to achieve this goal.

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