Do you know how to protect yourself from a leading cause of disability?
Do you know how to protect yourself from a leading cause of disability? 13 Feb 2020
The injury to a brian caused by stroke can lead to problems with talking, seeing, thinking, remembering, moving, eating, swallowing and more. It's no wonder stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults worldwide.
Here are some lifestyle tips to cut the risk of suffering a stroke:
Eat at least 3 to 5 services of fruit and vegatables a day - the more the better.
Exercise most days of the week. Brisk walking for an hour a day five days a week can cut the risk of a stroke in half.
Maintain a health weight, and especially watch out for abdominal fat.
Limit alchol to no more than two drinks per day if you drink.
Eat more grains such as oats, quinoa and brown rice.
Eat more sources of good fats such as fatty fish, walnuts, flaxseed and chia seeds.
Destress - psychological stress is a known risk factor for stroke.