On May 4th in their publication Stroke, the The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) for the first time issued guidelines on stroke rehabilitation and recovery. This scientific statement on rehabilitation is the 8th set of stroke guidelines from the American Stroke Association, and these guidelines focusing on recovery are the last of the association’s recommendations for the continuum of care for stroke patients and their families.
Grade the Guidelines
How do you think the AHA/ASA did with their guidelines for stroke recovery and rehabilitation? Do you think they hit the mark or fell short for stroke survivors and caregivers?
The following is a recent 5 Star Review of Body in Balance on Amazon
I’ve adopted the simple diet an exercise principles outline in the book and used them to fuel my obsession to get better. –March 21, 2016 By Eddie
This review is from: Body in Balance: Bare Naked Truth on Nutrition Fitness and Food Policies Impacting Your Energy and Your Health (Smart Moves Guidebook Series) (Kindle Edition)
“Following a serious spinal cord injury, I received this book as a gift during my stay at a rehabilitation hospital in Boston, Ma. It has become my bible! I’ve adopted the simple diet an exercise principles outline in the book and used them to fuel my obsession to get better. The author, David Dansereau, understands recovery from both a personal and professional level. He is a stroke survivor and a Physical Therapist/Sports Nutritionist. Using this unique background he has put together the ultimate hand book for both recovery and everyday living. Thank you David for your honest straight forward approach to fitness and well being.”
I get asked often, “Is Body in Balance About your Stroke“?
The short answer to this question is “No” but the actual answer is somewhere in between because much of what is in my book came from my own research and experimentation of how to set goals to best restore balance to my body through proper nutrition and therapeutic exercise. My research can be used by anyone needing to get clear on their goals and follow a game plan to take action getting started on the right path.
Congratulations to all the athletes that achieved their goals and completed today’s 120th Boston Marathon. What a finish especially in the men’s wheelchair race with Marcel Hug from Switzerland finishing first again this year with a time of 1:24:01. Hug was able to hold off ten-time champion Ernst Van Dyk of South Africa and Kurt Fearnley of Australia at the finish line. At one point with less than 15 yards to the finish, the three racers were all side-by-side by-side. What an effort!
If you missed it, watch this video of the finish as Van Dyk (1:24:02) and Fearnley (1:24:03) were a near photo finish and after 26.2 miles the men’s wheelchair race came down to less than a one push difference!
Here’s a photo of the finish line of the men’s wheelchair race courtesy of CBSBoston with only 3/1oth’s of a second deciding the top three finishers.
Thank you to Nancy Coulter-Parker, Editor for Stroke Smart Magazine for a great interview and article in the current 2016 edition. Nancy featured some of my top tips for goal setting after a stroke in their “Ask the Expert” column.
Get Real is a great headline, especially for the topic of goal setting. Here are my top five tips from the article for getting real(istic) with your goals:
With many stroke survivors now taking or considering taking a supplement to gain an edge in their recovery, I thought I’d repost this on my Stroke blog from my nutrition website with my takeaways after watching the Frontline special earlier this week on supplement safety.
According to a new film by PBS’s Frontline which aired January 19th, “There is no effective system to detect potential harm from supplements”. The film also points the finger at the failed US Medwatch system at the FDA and their weak ability to keep up with all the potentially dangerous nutritional supplements that are hitting the market without adequate regulation.