Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May is Stroke Awareness Month

To prevent stroke:

  • Know your blood pressure and keep it under control
  • Watch your weight
  • Don't smoke
  • Exercise 2 1/2 hours each week---such as a brisk 30-minute walk five days a week.
  • Cut your sodium and fat intake
  • Keep your cholesterol at a healthy level
Tip: Snacking on 3 oz. of nuts daily increases artery clearing HDL (good) cholesterol levels by 11%, enough to cut heart attack risk by 25% or more, say UCLA researchers.

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