7 Steps To Prevent Stroke

You don’t have to make big changes to reduce your heart attack and stroke risk. Here are 7 healthy habits that could save your life:

Live smoke-free. If you smoke, quit.

Monitor your blood pressure. Keep your numbers below 120/80 mm Hg.

Maintain a healthy weight. Target a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25.

Watch your cholesterol. Strive for a total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL.

Control your blood sugar. Aim for a fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL.

Get active. Log 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity – like brisk walking – per week ( or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity).

Eat a heart-healthy diet. Make vegetables and fruits, whole grains, and fish mealtime staples. Limit sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar.

Source: American Heart Association

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