People Under 45 Are Having More Strokes (3 Things You Can Do)
3.) Exercise On A Consistent Basis
Exercise contributes to losing weight and lowering blood pressure, but it also stands on its own as an independent stroke reducer. Here’s how to achieve it:
- Take a walk around your neighborhood every morning after breakfast.
- Start a fitness club with friends.
- When you exercise, reach the level at which you’re breathing hard, but you can still talk.
- Take the stairs instead of an elevator when you can.
- If you don’t have 30 consecutive minutes to exercise, break it up into 10- to 15-minute sessions a few times each day.
The Importance of the Study
Kissela said the findings underscore the importance of a healthy lifestyle to stave off stroke risk factors in young people. He also said younger adults shouldn’t see themselves as “invincible,” and instead get to the doctor to see if they do, in fact, have health problems like high blood pressure or cholesterol. Also, since more-severe strokes may cause permanent disability, they could be particularly devastating to a younger person.
Experts advise that everyone, regardless of age, be aware of the potential symptoms of a stroke, which include severe headache, a sudden loss of coordination or balance, sudden numbness or weakness (especially on one side of the body), and trouble seeing, speaking or understanding speech. Most strokes happen when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood, and therefore oxygen, to the brain. If people get to the hospital quickly, doctors can treat them with clot-dissolving drugs that may be able to stop the stroke in progress.