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Commentary on: Saunders DH, Mead GE, Fitzsimons C, et al. Interventions for reducing sedentary behaviour in people with stroke (Review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2021, 6: 1–19.
Implications for practice and research
The impact of stroke may lead to sedentary lifestyle among affected patients.
The level of physical activity may act as a buffer to a better quality of life, however, sedentary behaviour is not associated with reduced or increased mortality in people affected with stroke.
Further studies are required to bridge clinical and research gaps in this area.
Sedentary behaviour is associated with health risks1 such as heart attack, stroke, type 2 diabetes and adiposity. Due to the perceived benefits of physical activity, the WHO and the Department of Health in England guidelines both recommend replacing sedentary life with physical activity.1 2 Stroke is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and depending on the severity of the medical condition, stroke survivors often engage …
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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