Lifestyle changes can reduce risk factors, improve health parameters, maintain functionality and prolong life. Physical activity contributes considerably to improved walking as well as other activity parameters in the post recovery period. Physical activity has a beneficial effect on blood pressure, diabetes and blood fat levels, thus contributing to preventing a stroke. It is recommended to engage in moderate aerobic exercise (walking, swimming, biking, etc.) for 30 minutes, three times a week.
It is important to maintain a diet low in saturated fats (red meat, butter, margarine, eggs and fatty cheese) and prefer food rich in unsaturated fats (olive oil, avocado, tahini, walnuts). It is recommended to maintain a BMI (body mass index) of less than 25, or a waist measurement of 102 cm for men and 88 cm for women. It is recommended to consult with an endocrinologist or dietitian in determining your daily menu, and with a physical therapist about the type and duration of physical activity.