Prevention is key
Prevention starts with knowing your risk. Nine in ten Canadians have at least one risk factor for stroke or heart disease. Almost 80% of premature stroke and heart disease can be prevented through healthy behaviors. That means that habits like eating healthy, being active and living smoke free, have a big impact on your health.
Excessive alcohol & drug abuse
Do you know your risk?
You can reduce your risk of stroke.
Your risk of heart disease and stroke increases after menopause. ...
The older you are, the higher your risk of stroke.
Family and Medical History
If you have a close relative who has experienced stroke or TIA at an early age, you are at an increased risk.
South Asian & African heritage
People of African or South Asian heritage are more likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes or other risk factors for stroke at a younger age.
First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples are more likely to have high blood pressure and diabetes. They are at greater risk of stroke than the general population.
Personal circumstances and environmental factors have an influence on your health. This includes things such as access to healthy food, safe drinking water, health services and social services.
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Eating lots of veggies, cooking at home, limiting processed foods...these are all habits that protect your health. Explore recipes, tips and more.
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Move more. Walk, rake leaves, play a sport….Find ways to be active in your daily life. Get ideas and tips from the experts.
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Know your stressors and get expert strategies to manage them effectively.
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Learn the lifelong habits to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
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