As someone who has experienced a massive stroke, a minor heart attack, and then discovered that my LAD was 70% blocked, helping others to prevent a stroke or heart attack has been something I have been very passionate about. I became an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Management Specialist so that I could share my passion in a manner that was trusted and practical.
Making changes to your diet and exercise is hard. Very hard! In fact, if you read most articles about this topic you’ll come away thinking you need to go an extreme diet, exercise for an hour or more a day, and give up everything you currently enjoy. That’s not going to be this article. Instead, I am looking at heart attack and stroke prevention advice from a practical standpoint. I want to share with you small changes that motivate you, not scare you, and can be added to your daily routine.
Not only do the tips below include small daily changes, but you can even start by just picking one of them to make over the next few weeks. You probably inherited many of your risks for a stroke or heart attack or built them up over many years, so don’t feel the need to rush to make extreme changes quickly. Make small changes to achieve big goals.