World Stroke Day falls on October 29th every year. World Stroke Day is a reminder that when someone is having a stroke: time = brain. A matter of minutes can shorten one’s recovery time following a stroke and save one’s independence.
In late 2020, I was on a path to desperately find some well-deserved enlightenment. I had a great job and was slowly clawing my way up the career ladder and thought that the more hours and tasks I took on, the more people would count on me and make me feel valued. To me, If I felt “needed,” I would find joy. In my spare time—not that I had much—I would try to connect with my children (ages 21, 12 and 10). I would do what I could to be a good, fun parent, but it never felt like enough. I never felt enough, and I became deeply depressed. To try and combat this, twice a week, with just a little of my extra free time, I would hit the mats and do 60 minutes of cardio kickboxing with my trainer.
Stroke has been typically seen as a disease that affects older adults. Unfortunately, this means that young stroke survivors are not adequately represented in rehabilitation
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We are extending the Life After Stroke Fitness Challenge to June 15th, 2021 and we have sweetened the pot with a brand new top prize.
Life After Stroke is raising money for the Canadian Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Virtual Ride for Heart.