Written by Hamish Hall, Exercise Physiologist at Sylvania. Article from October 2017
The Important Role Of Exercise In Preventing A Stroke
What is a stroke?
A stroke is the loss of blood flow to a region of the brain, this loss can occur because of a manifestation of cardiovascular disease, characterized by the build up of atherosclerotic plaque in cerebrovascular arteries. This ultimately will lead to an ischemic stroke, which is due to a blood clot sealing off the artery, these types of strokes account for 87% of all strokes, however strokes can also occur from excessive bleeding, this is referred to as a hemorrhagic stroke.