Monday, September 10, 2012

National Stroke Week

It's National Stroke Week!
10 - 16 September 2012
1 in 6 people will have a stroke – behind these numbers are real lives. Strokes can happen to anyone so it is important to know your stroke risk. We are encouraging all Australians to remember this statistic and understand the six steps to work towards preventing stroke:

1.Know your personal risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes and high blood cholesterol

2.Be physically active and exercise regularly

3.Avoid obesity by keeping to a healthy diet

4.Limit alcohol consumption

5.Avoid cigarette smoke, seek help to stop now

6.Learn to recognise the warning signs of stroke and act FAST

If you would like more information about National Stroke Week, please email or contact 1800 STROKE (1800 787 653).

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