LIVE: Lifestyle Changes To Lower Stroke Risk
American Heart Association Joins KVRR As Part of Week-long Stroke Prevention Effort
The American Heart Association says up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented.
KVRR Local News is dedicating an entire week to stories about stroke prevention.
Chrissy Meyer from the American Heart Association says you can make small changes in your life which can make a big difference in your stroke risk.
The top ways to lower your stroke risk are:
Manage your blood pressure
Be physically active
Eat a healthy diet
Maintain a healthy weight
Control blood sugar
Meyer says it’s easy to make one small change at a time, until it ads up to a big change in your stroke risk.
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