The third most common killer in the U.S. is stroke. The Interstroke study of stroke cases in 22 countries ranked the most common risk factors as follows:
- Abdominal obesity
- Healthy diet and physical activity.
A history of high blood pressure increased the risk by 2.5 times, and smoking by more than double. Regular exercise cut stroke by more than 30%.
PositiveTip: All these risk factors are related to positive lifestyle choices. What choices are you making?