The “One in Six” theme was selected by leaders of the WSO to highlight the fact that in today’s world, one in six people worldwide will have a stroke in their lifetime. Everyone is at risk and the situation could worsen with complacency and inaction.
The “One in Six” campaign celebrates the fact that not only can stroke be prevented, but that stroke survivors can fully recover and regain their quality of life with the appropriate long-term care and support. The two-year campaign aims to reduce the burden of stroke by acting on six easy challenges:
1. Know your personal risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, and high blood cholesterol.
2. Be physically active and exercise regularly.
3. Avoid obesity by keeping to a healthy diet.
4. Limit alcohol consumption.
5. Avoid cigarette smoke. If you smoke, seek help to stop now.
6. Learn to recognize the warning signs of a stroke and how to take action.
This weeks tweets from @wstrokecampaign #stroke
Stroke Challenge 1 of 6 is “know the conditions that put you at increased risk of #stroke” - #diabetes, high BP, high blood cholesterol
Stroke Challenge 2 of 6 is “be physically active” + help others do the same. Physical inactivity is the 2nd most common #stroke risk factor.
WSO’s #stroke challenge number 3 is committing to a healthy diet. Can you help ensure your community has access to healthy food choices?
This Friday, observe World Stroke Day by taking on the 6 #Stroke Challenges. Two more: reduce #alcohol, #tobacco, help others do the same
World Stroke Day, October 29, is tomorrow. Find an event near you here #stroke, the risks & what you can do
Thanks to @decaturbit @jchybinski and @hchybinski for the RT’s