Control high blood pressure
To keep their blood pressure in that 120/80 range, the ASA said that people should work closely with their healthcare providers, take prescribed medications, eat a heart-healthy diet, get quality sleep, meditate and remain active.
“Adults should get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity (or a combination),” according to the statement. “Two days per week of moderate- to high-intensity muscle strengthening activity is also recommended.”
Know common warning signs of a stroke
Knowing how to spot someone who may be experiencing a stroke can help save the lives of others—and if enough people know the warning signs, it helps lower everyone’s risk.
FAST is the key acronym to learn. Face drooping, Arm weakness and Speech difficulty, as they say, means that it’s Time to call 911.