Research continues to support the importance of exercise in the rehabilitation of brain injury patients. 90% of patients can exercise after a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), but patients are sometimes hesitant to experience a worsening of symptoms. Yet, what they may not know is that, if patients do not exercise, it can lead to weight gain, depression, cardiovascular disease, or quit positive habits they used to enjoy.
An exercise program is an essential part of neurological rehabilitation. Exercise will help patients gain strength and movement while improving cognitive functioning. It will also help patients experience an improvement in their mood while increasing self-esteem.
This article will share the reasons why exercise contributes to the rehabilitation of brain injury patients.
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