Brisk walking can have more benefits than just increased physical fitness for stroke survivors.

FOX News Radio's Pam Puso reports in today's "Housecall for Health":

New research says stroke survivors should take a hike. Scientists at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica found those who walk regularly and briskly after suffering a stroke not only improve their physical fitness, but also their mobility and quality of life.

Study participants who walked 30 minutes a day improved balance, coordination, and had a better resting heart rate than those who skipped on physical activity.

Housecall for Health, I'm Pam Puso, FOX News Radio.