Prevention is still the best medicine.
Stroke Prevention therapies are based on treating an individual’s underlying risk factors.
A stroke is a single, damaging attack, but the conditions or risk factors that lead to a stroke, such as high blood pressure, smoking, heart disease, and diabetes develop over many years.
Reduce your stroke risk with the following steps:
Control your blood pressure:
Have your blood pressure checked often, and, if it is high, follow your health professional’s advice on how to lower it. Treating high blood pressure reduces the risk of both stroke and heart disease
Cigarette smoking is linked to increased risk for stroke. Research shows that the risk of stroke for people who have quit smoking for 2-5 years is lower than people who still smoke
Researchers think that exercise helps improve overall heart health, and may even reverse some heart disease risk factors. An obvious benefit of regular exercise is that it also helps control weight. Being overweight increases the chance of high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart disease, and adult-onset (type 2) diabetes.
Physical activities like brisk walking, cycling, swimming, and yard work lower the risk of both stroke and heart disease. Talk with your health professional before starting a vigorous exercise program
Eat a healthy diet:
Choose, prepare, and eat foods low in fats, saturated fatty acids, and cholesterol. Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables
Control your diabetes:
If untreated, diabetes can damage the blood vessels throughout the body and lead to atherosclerosis.
Learn to meditate:
The regular practice of Vedic Meditation, is an invaluable tool for Stroke Prevention, as it reduces each of these risk categories.
The regular practice of Vedic Meditation lowers blood pressure and helps to reduce the consumption of cigarette smoking and alcohol abuse. Vedic Meditation also provides an increase in energy and motivation levels, which means that exercise becomes effortless and therefore enjoyable.
People often report that it is this natural and spontaneous return to a more healthy routine, through higher levels of self-esteem and self-confidence brought about by the regular practice of Vedic Meditation, that allows them to exercise more regularly and follow a healthier diet and enjoy an overall better quality of life.
There are many things you can do to prevent heart disease and / or just stay healthy:
… the combination of Vedic Meditation, for twenty minutes twice a day, with a good diet – especially a low fat, low salt diet – and physical exercise, should see a dramatic change in your health.
Vedic Meditation is one of the most powerful techniques available for reducing stress and anxiety. It is also one of the easiest to learn and simplest to practice.
If you are in Auckland (NZ) call me, Warwick Jones, on 021 532 768. Or email to find our how Vedic Meditation could help you achieve better health.
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