Wake up call, no need to wait

Continuing in the Stroke Awareness Month Heart and Stroke Foundation shared this story

Is there a need for a “wake up call” when we have the tools and knowledge to start acting now?

Take good care of yourself, you can start today, we can help when you are ready.

Wake up call

Stressed out?; Some tips how to manage stress and decrease another risk factor

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.

 

 

Stroke Prevention: 0 Trans Fat Food

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.

no trans fat

 There are several ways you can minimize trans fats in your diet. The first and simplest is: read labels! and if it doesn’t have one, like fruits and veggies, surely is best for you
Another way is using canola or olive oil in place of oils with trans fats, and decreasing the amount of processed foods in your diet.

FAST: THE signs

June is Stroke Awareness Month

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?

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