Healthy living key component of stroke prevention

The National Stroke Foundation is urging Australians to take the challenge and raise awareness to prevent stroke this National Stroke Week, 14 to 20 September.

National Stroke Foundation CEO, Dr Erin Lalor, said: ‘With the community’s support we will shine a spotlight on stroke, encouraging Australians to know the signs of stroke and how to minimise their own risk. It is all about bringing people together to have fun, encourage healthy living and regular health checks.’

This year more than 3000 Stroke Week activities are expected to be held across the country. Activities range from awareness morning teas, displays and talks to personal and team challenges, and health checks.

Throughout the week, all Australians are encouraged to:

  • Be aware of what stroke is, how to recognise a stroke and what to do
  • Live healthy to reduce the risk of stroke
  • Get a regular health check.

Lalor ‘No postcode is untouched by this disease; it is impacting our families and communities. However, many of the more than 50,000 strokes that will occur this year can be prevented’

To find out more, or register your challenge, click HERE.

Source: National Stroke Foundation