You can prevent a brain stroke by being cognizant of relevant lifestyle factors. Below are five steps to avoid stroke.1. know your five: You can’t go to battle if you don’t know what you’re fighting against. Learn your numbers (blood pressure, waist size, weight, cholesterol and fasting blood sugar) so you can focus on remedying the factors that put you at risk for stroke and other illnesses.
2. do cardio exercise: You don’t have to run a marathon – every little bit of cardiovascular exercise helps. Little things like taking the stairs or parking in the furthest away parking spot can add up to reduce your blood pressure.
3. lose the belly fat: Keep your waist size less than half of your height.
4. eat right: Make sure that your diet includes leafy, green vegetables and colorful fruits. Avoid processed meats like ham, bacon and sausage that contain high amounts of fat and nitrates.
5. monitor your medications: Birth control pills can increase your blood’s ability to clot. Hormone replacement therapy combined with other factors can also put you at risk. Speak to your doctor to make sure your medicines are safe for you.