Stroke Prevention

Published On 01/30/2012

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Stroke

A healthy lifestyle plays a big part in decreasing disability and death from stroke.  Here are a few steps you can take to help prevent stroke:

  • Don't smoke.
  • Improve your eating habits.
  • Be physically active.
  • Take your medicine as directed.
  • Get your blood pressure checked and control it if it's high.
  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Decrease your stress level.
  • Seek emotional support when you need it.
  • Have regular medical checkups.

For more on lifestyle changes to prevent stroke, download this guide from the American Stroke Association or visit them on the web at www.strokeassociation.org.