Get to the Heart
of Managing Your
Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a leading risk factor for stroke. Knowing about and
properly managing your Afib can prevent you from having a stroke.
- Afib is more common in people over age 65.
- Afib is the most common type of heart arrythmia.
- Afib can be successfully managed with the help
of a healthcare professional.
» Learn more
about the Afib-Stroke connection.
Manage your high blood pressure. In most people, high blood pressure can be
controlled through diet, exercise, medication or a combination of all three. Speak
with a doctor about how to control high blood pressure. The key to
keeping blood pressure within the normal range is for a person to commit to
being an active participant in their healthcare with a doctor.
» Read more about
lowering your stroke risks.
Get Your Heart Pumping
It's American Heart Month - are you ready to up your cardio workout? With new team benefits and incentives in 2014, this is the year to take the challenge and join our NYC Half Stroke Challenge team. On Sunday, March 16, you could join more than 14,000 runners taking on 13.1 miles through New York City—including iconic Times Square.
» Learn more about the NYC Half Stroke Challenge team.
Enrich Your Heart
With a Creative Outing
Tap into that inner
artist and discover your creative side. Have you set a 2014 goal to do more
things that are good for your soul? On your own or with your partner, getting a
little creative can lift your spirits and energize your brain. How about some
ceramic painting? Decorate new mugs for your morning coffee together or new soup
bowls for a Valentine’s Day lunch—painted with love to enjoy for
years. If you want to use your new dishes on February 14, check with the shop
to see how fast they can fire your ceramic ware and plan accordingly.
Or perhaps some “caregiver me time” as a gift to yourself? Try
a painting class where you learn the basics of acrylic painting—and come home
with a personalized present for your loved one. Many of these creative shops
are running special deals in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Learn more about goal setting in 2014—watch the new iHOPE
Goal Setting for Caregivers webinar.
Add Some Intimacy in February
How can you and your partner improve your sex life? Take a few moments to watch this iHOPE webinar, Sex and Sexuality After Stroke for tips on making your relationship a priority, improving intimacy
and dating after a stroke.
» View this webinar.