4 Steps to Take to Help Prevent a Stroke

Did you know that May is American Stroke Month? So, now that you know, we want you to know the early signs of a stroke and offer 4 actions you can take to help reduce your chance of a stroke. Eighty percent of strokes are preventable. Strokes are the leading preventable cause of disability.

The list below reflects a lifestyle change you will need to incorporate into your life.

  1. Get Enough Sleep – 7 to 9 hours of sound sleep each night. Getting enough sleep every night will also help you wake up energized and ready for the day. Not requiring a lot of sleep is nothing to brag about.
  2. Get Social – Studies have shown that to much alone time will increase your risk of having a stroke.
  3. Get Up & Move – Just 30 minutes of daily exercise will decrease your chance of stroke.
  4. Go to the Doctor – Taking the time to schedule regular visits to your physician and asking them about risks and ways to reduce your risks.  Lifeline Screening is an excellent, affordable screening service to use.  They actually at your arteries.  Click here Lifeline Link for details.  I often give this service as a gift to friends and family.  It can save your life or your loved one’s life.

Adopting these lifestyle changes are preventative measures that will make all the difference. Please be mindful and stop saying you do not have time to exercise and eat healthy. What you really do not have time for is being impaired by a stroke.

Check out the video below from the American Stroke Association on the signs of stroke.