Lessen your chances of a stroke with these tips

"I will not have a stroke."

That small sentence is a powerful declaration. A promise of change. A focus on prevention. I will make changes to my daily life that help prevent stroke. I will help my family make changes that prevent stroke. Whether it's my first or another, I will not have a stroke.

Stroke Risk Factors

Stroke is preventable, treatable and beatable.

Up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by not smoking, making healthy food choices, getting enough physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight and treating conditions such as high blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure....