Lower your risk of stroke now
Stroke risk rises with age, and there is much you can do to lower your risk. A heart-healthy diet and lifestyle is essential. This includes: If you smoke, stop. Do something active for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week. Lose weight, if you are overweight. Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products and reduce consumptions of meats, sweets, and refined grains (such as white bread or white rice). Eat less salt (sodium). Limit the amount of alcohol you drink to no more than two standard alcoholic drinks per day for a man and one for women.