National Stroke Week
Monday 3 to Sunday 9 September 2018
Every step counts towards a healthy life.
This year, Stroke Foundation is encouraging Australians to discover how easy it is to fit healthy habits into their day and do their part to prevent stroke.
It’s estimated that more than 80 percent of strokes can be prevented simply by managing risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle. There are some risk factors for stroke which can’t be prevented like age, family history and prior stroke. If you’re male, your risk is also higher.
There are two ways to approach this: first by talking to your doctor and secondly by taking ownership of your own health.
Take charge of your own health:
- Eat well.
- Stay active.
- Be smoke free.
- Moderate alcohol intake.
- Visit your doctor for a health check to help manage blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat).
How to get involved
- Host an awareness activity to share the Stroke Week message.
- Health checks - get a personal health check or run a health check event in your workplace, community group or public event
Register and receive a free Stroke Week kit filled with materials to help promote and support your activity including promotional posters and a campaign guide.
Kits will be posted to registered participants from late July onwards. Please allow for five to 10 business days to receive a kit.