Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but there are many things you can do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim. This is because your lifestyle has a tremendous impact on your stroke risk. Consider adopting a few healthy habits to keep your risk of having a stroke under control.
One of the most powerful things you can do to improve your overall health and reduce your stroke risk is to eat a healthy diet. Focus on getting plenty of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, and limit your intake of saturated and trans fats. Aim to get about two hours and 30 minutes of physical activity per week. If you smoke, talk to your doctor about ways to quit. Maintaining a healthy weight and limiting alcohol use will also reduce your chances of having a stroke.
If you or someone you love experiences symptoms of a stroke, go to the emergency room at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota right away. Our stroke care team is here with fast treatment and recovery support. Learn more by calling us at (888) 685-1596.