A stroke is the sudden death of brain cells in a localized area due to inadequate blood flow.

Tip #1-Execrise Regularly

Whether that means taking the stairs instead of the elevator or joining a Zumba class after work, increased physical activity will assist with weight loss, reduce your cholesterol levels, and keep your arteries clear of blockages.

Tip #2-Drink moderately

  • Alcohol use can raise your blood pressure and potentially harden your arteries.
  • More than one to two drinks a day increases the risk of stroke by 69% in people who haven't had a stroke.
  • Two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women, may actually help protect against stroke. Any more than that may put your health at risk.

Tip #3-Eat a healthy diet

  • By cutting back saturated fats and increasing your fruit and vegetable intake, you will lose weight, clear your blood vessels and put less strain on your circulatory system.

Tip #4 Stop smoking.

Smoking actually doubles your risk for stroke by weakening blood vessels and increasing your blood pressure. Schedule an appointment with your doctor today to learn about ways to quit.

Tip #5 Monitor your blood pressure.

Be sure you are aware of your blood pressure and have it treated if it is too high. High blood pressure greatly increases your chances of having a stroke.
Created by: Mabama Sherif

Course: Biology 30S

School name: Dakota Collegiate

Teacher: Ms. Schewczyk