ACHIEVE AND MAINTAIN A HEALTHY WEIGHT

Compared to people who are at a healthy weight, being overweight can increase your risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and stroke. If you are going through stroke rehabilitation, being overweight can also make it more difficult to regain your ability to walk and move around.

The keys to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight are healthy eating and physical activity.

If you have had a stroke, avoid fad or crash diets and over-the-counter diet supplements. Work with your dietitian to set up a healthy diet that you can follow to slowly and safely lose weight over time.

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