Today is World Stroke Day, strokes are the third most common cause of death and the commonest cause of disability in the UK but you can help prevent them. Strokes can happen to anyone but you have the power to reduce risk through lifestyle changes:
Limit alcohol consumption
Control high blood pressure and high cholesterol
Manage diabetes (or even better put T2 into remission)
Watch your waist and weight
Exercise regularly 30 minutes a day
After a stroke it is important to start making exercise a part of your routine, both for further prevention and rehabilitation. Participating in exercise may improve both physical fitness, physical function and reduce the chance of a secondary stroke.
If you would like more information about exercise after stroke then please download this information sheet written by the Stroke Association.