While there are risk factors for stroke you can't change (age, race, family history), there are many more that you can. Here are six ways to get started now.
Keep your blood pressure low. High blood pressure (a reading of 140/90 mmHg or higher) increases your stroke risk by four to six times. If you have high blood pressure, take steps to lower it. Controlling blood pressure is one of the most important things you can do.