Did you know, that according to the World Stroke Organisation, 1 in 4 adults will have a stroke in their lifetime?
It can happen anywhere, and just by knowing the signs and what to do, you could help to save someone’s life. This simple graphic shows you the signs to look out for. Just remember to call 999 if you’re in the UK!
Although it can happen to anyone, even if you’ve been given a low risk percentage by your doctor, being active helps reduce the risk of having a stroke. And the campaign this year is to join the movement and get dancing. Here’s how to be involved, globally:
Step 1 Show everyone your funkiest moves! Put together a dance sequence with four dance moves. You can use your own, draw on your local dance culture, or use the campaign signature moves to get you going.
Step 2 Video your dance routine on your mobile phone.
Step 3 Share your dance video on social media tagging three friends with this message. ‘I took the @WStrokeCampaign dance challenge to raise awareness of stroke and prevention. Over to you @_________ @__________ @________ Start your dance with my last move, add three of your own and tag 3 friends when you share!
Remember to use the hashtags to keep it going. #1in4 #JoinTheMovement
Whilst both men, women and children are affected by stroke, many of the major risk factors occur more frequently in women; including diabetes, migraines, depression, hormone changes and birth control pills.
Interestingly enough, despite being more aware of stroke signs and treatments, women are often the ones to delay going to the hospital after stroke onset. Yet three times as many women die of stroke, compared to breast cancer in the UK.
Join the World Stroke Organisation in their campaign to raise awareness and the importance of acting quickly, by educating yourself with specific information, preventative practices and more, by visiting their website.
Learn the signs and share with others. Please share this post on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s get everyone aware!