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Steps you can take in preventing a stroke.

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  1. 1. High blood pressure –anything over 120/80 – is oneof the leading causes ofstroke. Cut your salt intakein 5 easy steps. Adena Health Systems 1
  2. 2. Always ask for sauces on the side and dip your fork –1 rather than the food – in the sauce. Adena Health Systems 2
  3. 3. 2Water down your teriyaki or soy sauce – even if it’s a low-sodium version. Adena Health Systems 3
  4. 4. 3Use herbs instead of salt. Adena Health Systems 4
  5. 5. Don’t assume that food that is low calorie or low fat is4 healthy. A Subway foot-long turkey sub has 1,000 milligrams of salt – without the cheese! Adena Health Systems 5
  6. 6. Limit frozen foods. Even a Lean Cuisine can have5 500 mg of salt—one-third the daily recommended amount. Frozen chicken breasts are often salted as a flavor enhancer and preservative. Adena Health Systems 6
  7. 7. Want to reduce your risk ofstroke even more?Take 4 more steps. Adena Health Systems 7
  8. 8. Ease up on the alcohol. Cutting down to one drink1 a day can cut your risk of stroke by 50%. Adena Health Systems 8
  9. 9. 2 Ban tobacco. Smokingcauses a fatty build-up in your arteries that canblock blood from getting to your brain, doubling your chances of astroke. Quit smoking and your stroke risk returns to normal in 5-15 years. Adena Health Systems 9
  10. 10. 3 Take a hike. Moderate exercise can lower your riskby 35-50%. Studiesshow the more you exercise, the more you reduce your chance of having a stroke. Adena Health Systems 10
  11. 11. 4 Watch your numbers: Blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetesincrease your risk of having a stroke. Get thesechecked regularly and keep them in the healthy zone. Want to learn your risk of stroke? View our online Stroke Risk Scorecard. Adena Health Systems 11

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