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Stroke Awareness Tip of the Week: Make Lifestyle Changes

Kimberly Elks is the WakeMed stroke program coordinator.

Every Friday in recognition of Stroke Month, we will provide a new tip about stroke prevention.  This week, we are focusing on making lifestyle changes.

Visit for guidelines on eating and exercising for health.

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.