Prevent The New Stroke Trigger!
If you saw Good Morning America this morning, then you know about the increase of
strokes in the young. They talked about some of the symptoms to look for
and ways to reduce your chances, one thing they didn't talk about-The new cause
That new cause: Pollution from cars, buses and other types of transportation.
Yes, if you live in San Francisco, Boston or New York-you've been exposed to auto
exhaust for some time. Breathing in car or bus exhaust regularly, can mean a 25%
increase in stroke.
So, if moving to the surburbs is out-of the question, there are some things you can do
to lower your risk of stroke considerably, like...
1) Drinking Water At Specific Times-
Simply put, Stroke risks spike during the 2 days following a major exposure
(like on the weekend after being exposed to traffic all week).
But, you can reduce your chances of stroke by drinking six-8 oz glasses of water
daily during those high-risk days. Water dilutes the blood, preventing a stroke-causing
clots from forming.
2) Not Too Much Water-
Although more water is a great stroke preventer, too much of a good thing isn't always
best. Too many glasses of water can wash away nutrients and electrolyes and increase
your stroke risk. So, don't go overboard. And also, make have one of those glasses
with a tbsp. of apple cider vinegar.
Like water, a little exercise is a great for preventing strokes-how?
It helps flush fat-soluble pollutants through the liver before they can
do damage. One exercise to try: Moving your arms like a conductor.
It encourages the flow of fluids to the liver, so they can be cleansed
rapidly and the recirculated into the bloodstream.
4) Green Tea-
Drink two cups of green tea and you'll cut your risk by as much as 60%.
Green tea's antioxidants increases your body's production of detoxifying enzymes.
5) A Russian Exercise-
A Russian doctor who helped trained boxers for the Russian Olympic team,
had the boxers put their chins on their necks and then draw their heads back.
Its main purpose was to strengthen their necks to take all of those blows.
And it worked, but there was also an unexpected side effect, The side effect:
The doctor figured out that moving the head forward and backwards opens up
blood flow to the brain, not only strengthening neck muscles, but improving
eyesight and lowering stroke risk as well.
So, are you ready to try it? Start with a few repetitions and then move up to 10,
then 20 and then 50 reps.
Word of Caution: This exercise may not be for those who haven't exercised in awhile and
the elderly, as the neck is very fragile.
6) Fruits and Vegetables-
A diet of mostly fruits and vegetables is not only great for preventing heart disease,
controlling weight, better eyesight, improved looks, lower diabetes risk and prevent
Aren't tomatoes considered a fruit? Yes, but they also help fight pollution from factories
and city buses. High in lycopene, an antioxidant that soaks rapidly into lung cells,
shielding them from harm when pollution strikes, and capable of reducing stroke-
triggering inflammation 25% or more.
8) A Hot Bath-
Taking a hot bath once or twice a week, is a great way for city folk to reduce stores
of harmful city pollutants It works like a steambath.
9) Warning Sign-
Slurred speech, unable to move arms are signs of a stroke, one more sign:
Losing vision a year before. It happened to my uncle, a year before
his stroke, he said it looked like someone had pulled a shade down for a min.
A year later- he suffered a stroke, so if this is happening to you, please seek
That's It- Some helpful tips the People at Good Morning America forgot to mention.