Some risk factors for stroke, such as being male, being African-American and having a family history of stroke, are out of your control. But there are others you can do something about.
For instance, conditions such as heart disease, atrial fibrillation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes make stroke more likely. Controlling these health problems may decrease your risk.
You can lower your risk by getting regular exercise, eating well, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking if you smoke.
Holy Cross Hospital offers a variety of fitness and movement classes, health and wellness education, screenings and special events designed to keep you in good health.