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Healthy Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Stroke


According to American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA) guidelines, living a healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of stroke by as much as 80%.

Stroke is the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. and a major cause of disability. Cancer is #2 and heart disease is our #1 killer, with many of the same stroke contributing factors.

As the American population increases in both age and obesity, there has been a corresponding increase in the number of strokes each year. Nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke annually. And over 75% of them (more than 600,000) are first time strokes.

Stroke Prevention and a Healthy Lifestyle

Here’s the good news, over the past few years there’s been a 30% decline in stroke related death. Dr. Larry B. Goldstein, director of the Duke Stroke Center in Durham, N.C. believes that improved stroke prevention is a big reason for the reduction of stroke mortality.

Dr. Goldstein also thinks a healthy lifestyle is the greatest contributor to stroke prevention.

"There is nothing we’re going to do in medicine to beat that," said Dr. Goldstein. In other words, the best treatment for stroke is prevention, so that you never have a stroke in the first place.

But what constitutes a healthy stroke prevention lifestyle? Naturally, not smoking heads the list; then comes exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, keeping blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels low and eating a healthy low-fat, low sugar diet rich in fruits and vegetables.

The new AHA and ASA guidelines apply to all types of strokes – ischemic stroke (a blocked blood vessel in the brain), non-ischemic stroke (a ruptured vessel in the brain) and transient ischemic attack or TIA (a temporary stroke that may be a sign of a more serious future stroke).

A healthy lifestyle is by far the best prevention for each of these three different types of stokes.

The most common controllable lifestyle stroke risk factors include obesity, physical inactivity, tobacco and alcohol abuse, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. The most common uncontrollable risk factors are age, gender, race and family history.

For example, African-American, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander males over 55 are at the greatest risk for stroke, especially if they also have any of the lifestyle risk factors.

Healthy Stroke Prevention Lifestyle Benefits

Begin by exercising daily and eating healthy foods to lower blood sugar and manage your weight. To lose weight, you need to know, “How many calories should I eat a day to lose weight?” Then learn how to lower blood pressure naturally and lower cholesterol naturally.

But the benefits of a healthy lifestyle aren’t limited to reducing your risk of stroke – the #3 killer.

By following the same healthy lifestyle guidelines listed above, you can also greatly reduce your risk for both cancer – the #2 killer in the U.S. and heart disease – America’s #1 premature killer.

So, if you want to live a long, happy, healthy, disease-free life, it’s time to start eating as healthy as possible, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol levels under control, limiting your intake of alcohol and, if you smoke, stop ASAP.

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