This video is a great way to practice mindfulness through progressive muscle relaxation. Throughout your stroke recovery, it’s okay to feel stressed or anxious. This exercise helps you take a moment to recognize those emotions, as well as tightness in your muscles caused by substitution patterns or holding stress in different areas of your body. Take a moment to be present and release those mental and physical sensations.
Eating healthy food is an important step to preventing a second stroke. Eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, low fat protein, and whole grains provides our bodies with a variety of vitamins and nutrients that support our mind, body, and energy levels. This video includes information and benefits of the different food groups, hydration, tips for eating healthy on a budget, and tips for forming healthy habits. Here is a breakdown of the topics covered in the video.