Walking shortly after stroke reduces depression later

10/6/2008 | Reuters

Australian researchers say it is beneficial for stroke patients who can get out of bed to walk within 24 hours of the attack. The AVERT study's goal was to get patients walking at least twice a day within 24 hours of a stroke. After a week, those patients who could walk were less depressed and somewhat less anxious than those who didn't get out of bed as quickly.

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