This year, the Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to discover how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their lives to prevent stroke.
Did you know it’s estimated that more than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented?
We can prevent strokes by simply managing risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle. However, there are some risk factors for stroke which can’t be prevented like age, family history and prior stroke.
Take charge of your own health and:
- Eat healthy foods
active (min 30 minutes of exercise daily)
- Stop smoking
- Moderate alcohol
- Visit your doctor for a health check to help manage blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat)