Learn How to Prevent a Stroke: 6 Steps

October 28, 2016

World Stroke Awareness Day (October 29th)

 

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of disability. Today, stroke is more treatable than ever, but time is critical. Below you will find important information and resources you can share with your friends and family:

 

Learn How To Prevent A Stroke

 

Here are six steps anyone can take to reduce the risk and the danger of stroke:

  • Know your personal risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol.

  • Be physically active and exercise regularly.

  • Maintain a healthy diet high in fruit and vegetable and low in salt to stay a healthy state and keep blood pressure low.

  • Limit alcohol consumption.

  • Avoid cigarette smoke. If you smoke, seek help to stop now.

  • Learn to recognize the warning signs of a stroke.

 

Useful Resources:

American Stroke Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):  About Stroke

Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade​

Miami Matters Resource Library

Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation​

World Stroke Campaign - Infographic

World Stroke Campaign – Learn Facts and Figures

World Stroke Campaign - Video

 

To book a FREE educational stroke-related presentation at your organization’s location, please contact NMolina@healthcouncil.org or call 786-391-2027. 

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