Strokes and Brain Health Infographic

 Strokes and Brain Health Infographic 

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BRAIN HEALTH AND HEALTHY AGING Keeping you physically and mentally healthy as you age can help reduce your risk of STROKE, heart disease, memory loss and difficulty with thinking and learning.

BY THE NUMBERS

  • Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke1
  • 80% of brain disease has a link to cardiovascular disease 2
  • Stroke is the No. 5 Cause of Death
  • 99 percent of the U.S. adults has at least one of seven cardiovascular health risks3

BRAIN HEALTH RISK

  • Stroke and early mental decline in mid-life have been linked to unhealthy lifestyles.
  • Maintain a healthy body to have a sharp mind and healthy brain while reducing your risk for stroke, heart disease and difficulty with thinking and learning.
  • The actions you take affect your brain health. It is never too late to improve it.
  • Maintain a healthy body to have a sharp mind and healthy brain while reducing your risk for stroke, heart disease and difficulty with thinking and learning.

GET ENOUGH SLEEP

For adults 7-8 hours per day, more for teenagers and children. 7-8 hours per day

GET REGULAR CHECKUPS.

Schedule regular visits with your doctor and talk to your doctor about

EAT HEALTHY.

Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat while reducing sodium, added sugar and unhealthy fats

DON’T SMOKE — IF YOU SMOKE, STOP.

EXERCISE. 150 minutes PER WEEK

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?

  1. Talk to your doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional
  2. Call 1-888-4-STROKE (1-888-478-7653) or visit heart.org/brainhealth your risks and ways to reduce them.

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE CAN LEAD TO COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT

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https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STR.0000000000000148

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https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/brain-health https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000659 , page e230