Patient Kevin Brittain gets help with “stretch strengthening” from physical therapy assistants Stephanie Estala, left, and Katy Cole.
Not all strokes can be prevented, but making healthy lifestyle choices, like exercising, eating right, maintaining a healthy weight and treating conditions such as high blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure can help reduce your risk of another one.
No matter how old or out of shape you think you are, it is never too late to add more physical activity to your life. Regular and consistent exercise can:
• Help you control your weight. Along with healthy diet, exercise plays an important role in preventing obesity.