Work Not Rest is Best for Stroke Victims

Your Health Minute

Stroke victims’ brains develop better if they go back to work as soon as possible.

In Your Health Minute,

working before and after a stroke is good for the brain.

Researchers in Israel tracked 250 stroke survivors for two years.

People who were unemployed prior to having a stroke were more likely to have unhealthy brain changes and cognitive decline than those who had jobs.

Returning to work after a stroke also lowered the risk of cognitive problems.

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