in six people will suffer a stroke at some stage in their lifetime. Our
partner, National Stroke Foundation, is encouraging all Australians to be
stroke aware for National Stroke Week this month.
Stroke Week will be held from the 14-20 September and provides a great
opportunity to learn more about stroke, how to reduce your own risk and how to
help loved ones minimise their risk as well.
the alarming number of people who are affected by stroke every year, many of
these cases can be prevented. There are a number of simple lifestyle changes we
can all adopt to reduce the risk of becoming a statistic. Here are a few simple
tips from the National Stroke Foundation.
your blood pressure: The lower your blood pressure, the lower your
on takeaway food and don’t add salt at the table or when cooking.
variety of foods, especially plant-based foods including fresh fruit and
vegetable, legumes and wholegrain breads and cereals.
exercise regularly. At least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days of
the week is recommended.
your alcohol intake:Stay
within recommended limits for drinking alcohol. No more than two standard
drinks per day.
free, quit smoking: Call the
Quitline on 13 78 48.
For more information about stroke, including
how to prevent and recognise stroke, visit the National Stroke
nib foundation is a proud supporter of the
National Stroke Foundation and their My Stroke Journey project, helping
survivors and carers of stroke.