High blood pressure is a leading cause of strokes. Regularly monitor your blood pressure and follow your doctor's advice to keep it within a healthy range.
Excess weight increases the risk of stroke. Adopt a balanced diet and engage in regular physical activity to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
Consume a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products. Limit saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and sodium intake.
Aim for at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise per week.
Smoking significantly raises stroke risk. Seek help and support to quit smoking and avoid exposure to secondhand smoke.
If you drink alcohol, do so in moderation. For most people, this means up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men.
High cholesterol levels can contribute to artery-clogging plaque. Manage your cholesterol through diet, exercise, and, if necessary, medication.
Chronic stress increases stroke risk. Try meditation, yoga, deep breathing, or professional therapy to reduce stress.