Cardiovascular Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity
Mission: Create a heart-healthy and stroke-free Michigan by increasing physical activity and healthy eating, reducing health disparities, and preventing and controlling other cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Our vision and mission will be met through integrated efforts on education, policy and environmental change focused on the following:
Increasing awareness and control of high blood pressure among adults
Increasing the quality of stroke care among adults
Increasing the number of youth, adults and families who have access to healthy foods
Increasing fruit and vegetable consumption among youth, adults and families
Increase the number of youth, adults and families participating in regular physical activity
Addressing the social determinants of health, increasing health equity and reducing health disparities among high risk populations
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, a time to encourage awareness of stroke symptoms and recovery. A stroke is a brain attack that can cut an important amount of blood and oxygen to the brain.
Stroke is an emergency! When responding to a stroke, every second counts. If you or someone you know shows any symptoms of a stroke, call 911 immediately.
A great way to remember the warning signs of stroke is to think “FAST”:
Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Other symptoms can include:
Below are some ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and reduce your risk of stroke.
Go to the Michigan Health and Wellness website for more healthy lifestyle tips.
If you or a loved one is a stroke survivor, you are not alone! Check out the resources below to learn more and connect with other stroke survivors at http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/.
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