National Stroke Awareness Month

Healthy Eating Resource Center

Healthy eating can play a significant role in reducing your risk of stroke and many other serious health conditions—such as diabetes, heart disease, and some types of cancer. 

Healthy eating is not about diets and restrictions. Instead, it’s about making small, everyday changes in the way you eat and drink.  These tools will get you on your way to your choice of embracing healthy eating habits.

FoodSmarts App

Personalize your profile, search for recipes, and check out nearby restaurants with FoodSmarts App. Available on the web, Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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Healthy Eating Fact Sheet

Eating healthy plays a big role in lowering the risk of stroke—get the facts and learn how to get started.

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Shopping List

Stock up on healthy foods to start eating better and feeling better with this helpful shopping list.

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Fruit and Vegetable Servings

Check out this handy serving cheat sheet from Dartmouth University.

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Where to Start

Take the first step toward healthy eating today with these tips from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Find your “starting points”

Physical Fitness Resource Center

Physical activity is instrumental to your health. This can be any kind of activity that makes you breathe hard and gets your heart and blood pumping. You don’t have to run a marathon. You just have to get moving, whether it’s dancing in your living room or taking a 15-minute walk every day. 

Everything you do adds up to greater health benefits—you’ll notice:

  • a better mood,
  • more energy,
  • reduced risk of disease,
  • better sleep, and
  • less stress.

Let us help you get started with your choice.

Getting Started Checklist

This checklist will get you on your way toward regular exercise and improved health.

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Physical Activity Fact Sheet

Getting up and moving is beneficial to your health and this information will help.

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Benefits of Physical Activity

Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. This is a great summary of those benefits from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Learn the benefits

Be Active Your Way

A guide for adults based on the 2008 Physical Guidelines for Americans.

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5 Ways to get Started

If you are just getting started with your fitness regimen, these steps from Mayo Clinic will help you build a fitness program.

Get started

Medical Risk Resource Center

There are over 20 factors that put you at risk for a stroke, which can be very overwhelming. Sometimes even with eating well and exercising regularly, you can still be at risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Also, your family history and conditions like atrial fibrillation (Afib) can put you further at risk—through no fault of your own.

Make the choice to have regular healthcare check-ups. This will help you know and manage your health conditions, leading to a healthier life. These tools will get you on your way.

Stroke Risk Scorecard

Evaluate your stroke risk by using this helpful tool. Take it with you to your next doctor’s visit and address any concerns.

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Know Your Numbers

Take steps to knowing which numbers are important and keeping them within healthy ranges.

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Cholesterol Fact Sheet

High cholesterol may increase your risk for stroke. Learn more with this fact sheet.

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Diabetes and Stroke Fact Sheet

Diabetes increases your risk for stroke. Learn more with this helpful fact sheet.

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Making the Afib-Stroke Connection

Atrial fibrillation (Afib) and stroke are closely connected. This brochure will help you put everything in perspective.

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Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Fact Sheet

Atrial fibrillation, or Afib, is a type of an irregular heartbeat, which increases your risk for stroke up to 5 times. Learn more about this condition.

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Top 5 Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Cholesterol

5 helpful changes from Mayo Clinic will get you started in reducing your cholesterol.

Get the facts