Think about two people you love who smoke, are overweight, have high blood pressure, diabetes or family history of heart disease. These risk factors may lead to stroke. Now, take 2 minutes to save 2 lives by texting “Take2” to “64244” or visit http://powertoendstroke.org/take2 and send your 2 loved ones special health messages via text, Twitter or other format.
Then, talk to your doctor to determine if you have health risks and follow the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 to prevent a stroke. The seven steps — found at www.heart.org/mylifecheck — are: Get active, eat better, lose weight, stop smoking, control cholesterol, manage blood pressure and reduce blood sugar.