Close to 800,000 of Americans will see a stroke this year. It doesn’t have to be this way. Why does a stroke actually occur? There are many reasons why a stroke can happen. A weakened cardiovascular system comes from a weakened set of lifestyle choices. The great news is that even if there is a family history, many times there is a way to overcome the incidence of getting a stroke. Let’s look at some of the best lifestyle practices to follow to ensure that you can win the battle against this potentially deadly condition our lifestyle is our best medicine. Ever heard that? If you listen to my radio and television shows I am constantly teaching you how what we do today will determine the kind of health we will have tomorrow. It all really begins with our choices.
1.Lower The Salt
It is proven that too much salt can stress our cardiovascular system. Keep your overall salt intake to around 2400 mg per day. If you have already had any heart related condition, then keep it to 1500 mg.
2.Monitor The Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is one of the primary causes of stroke. Look to increase your exercise and monitor your diet. Also look at rebounding on a mini trampoline to help support your efforts.
New studies show that diabetes can increase the risk of stroke. Make sure to work with your Health Coach Provider to get your metabolism and entire blood sugar system in check.
This is a big one. You don’t want the cholesterol too low and you don’t want it too high. You have to keep it in check. Eating foods rich in protein and omega 3 fatty acids will make the difference.
5.Get To A Healthy Weight
Your overall weight is a key. Studies show that we need to be at a set point of where our bodies will be the healthiest. Set a number goal, like 150 lbs. Write it down, post it on your refrigerator, and work like your life depends on it to reach that goal. Because it does.