"Heart Disease and Stroke Recovery Services"

Guidelines to reduce the risk of stroke

  • Eat sensibly and exercise regularly (see below for details on nutrition).
  • Visit your doctor regularly, especially if there is a family history of stroke, hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol in the blood.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Always take anti-hypertensive medication as prescribed even if you are not feeling ill.
  • Take time each day to relax and meditate. You cannot, by worrying, change any circumstance in your life.