Kimberly Elks is the WakeMed stroke program coordinator.
Stroke is one of the most preventable of all life-threatening health problems. By making simple lifestyle changes, you can reduce your risk of stroke.
- Get moving, stay active and incorporate exercise into your daily regime.
Don’t smoke! If you are a regular smoker, make a resolution to quit. It may be one of the very best things you can do for your health.
- Eat a well-balanced diet that is low in fat and sodium, but rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Drink alcohol only in moderation.