Kettlebell Trainer Lorna Kleidman Reacts to an Article Which Reveals How Beneficial Exercise can be for Stroke Sufferers

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Following an article published by US News revealing the benefits of exercise for stroke patients, fitness trainer Lorna Kleidman offers a response.

On October 17th, kettlebell exercises trainer Lorna Kleidman responds to an article published by US News regarding studies that reveal exercise can help stroke sufferers significantly.

According to the US News, a study compiled by researchers in Toronto reveals that “People who have suffered a stroke can improve their memory, thinking, language and judgment problems by nearly 50 percent through exercise.” The article states that six months of regular exercise can result in significant improvements for stroke sufferers. The study had 41 stroke patients perform resistance training and aerobic exercises five days each week and “the exercises the patients were given imitated daily life, such as walking, lifting weights and doing squats,” US News reports.

According to lead researcher Susan Marzolini, brain health can be improved through resistance training because it increases muscle mass. Fitness trainer Lorna Kleidman uses resistance training in her fitness classes by implementing kettlebells in her program KettleX. Kleidman states, “It’s inspiring to see how effective resistance training can be for stroke patients. Even though strength training has an incredible ability to improve overall health, this study truly reveals the amazing effects of exercise.”

The US News article states that throughout the six-month long study noticeable improvements occurred, explaining, “The researchers noted ‘significant improvements’ in the patients’ overall brain function. They added that the most notable improvements involved attention, concentration, planning and organizing. The participants also gained muscle strength and were able to walk better.”

Lorna Kleidman is a Three-Time World Champion and World Record holder in kettlebell sport and the most decorated kettlebell athlete in the country. She developed the innovated methods used in KettleX as a way to bring the benefits of the bells to everyone in an easy to use, comprehensive and fun format. Lorna has been teaching individuals and group classes for the past six years.


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