In the Stroke Prevention Month we hear a lot about dietary changes, high blood pressure, exercise requirements but not much about stress. Stress is one of the modifiable risk factors. What that means is that with some effort we can modify or change that risk factor, we can reduce it and with that reduce the risk of stroke.
There are many ways of managing and thus reducing stress however the simplest one consists on listening certain type fo music or sounds. Here is a link to relaxing sounds that you can start choosing to listen right now.
In a recent article from New York Times we learned that a mere 2 percent increase in calories from trans fats can raise the risk of coronary heart disease by as much as 29 percent. Substituting a healthy fat like extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil for those containing trans fats could prevent 30,000 to 100,000 premature deaths a year, the American Medical Association concluded in 2013.
Heart and Stroke Foundation Canada is promoting June as Stroke Awareness Month
and….how does that affects all? here some numbers:
Have you decided to prevent it for you and your loved ones yet?