Making The Most Of American Stroke Awareness Month

How Can You Make A Difference During American Stroke Awareness Month

May does not just mark the warmer season and nearness of summer. It is also American Stroke Awareness Month. During this month, the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association put forward a campaign to educate Americans about their risk for stroke and how to reduce it.

Stroke ranks fifth of the list of causes of death in the United States and is the leading cause of disability in the nation. Yet, many Americans do not think of stroke as a serious health issue. Since stroke is very preventable, treatable, and possible to beat, it is important that Americans know how they can avoid stroke and recover if they do suffer a stroke.

Here are just a few ways that you can reduce your risk of stroke during American Stroke Awareness Month.

  • Get Moving: Try to work at least thirty minutes of cardiovascular activity into your day. Even a brisk walk on your lunch will go a long way towards reducing your risk of stroke.
  • Eat Smart: Work foods into your diet that reduce your risk of stroke, such as foods rich in antioxidants (beans, berries, apples), potassium and magnesium (bananas, whole grains, spinach), and omega 3s (salmon, chia seeds, walnuts).
  • Pop A Pill: Taking just one baby aspirin a day can reduce your risk of stroke.
  • Quit Smoking: While quitting smoking will be great for your overall health, it is also one of the most important things you can do to avoid a stroke.

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