ONE IN SIX PEOPLE IS AT RISK FOR STROKE – IT COULD BE YOU.
The World Stroke Organization, which sponsors World Stroke Day annually, wants you to Act Now by taking these six challenges to lower stroke risk:
- Know the risk factors for stroke— high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and high blood cholesterol — and keep them in a healthy range.
- Be physically active.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Limit alcohol consumption.
- Avoid cigarette smoke. If you smoke, seek help to stop now.
- Learn to recognize the warning signs of a stroke and how to take action