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I started training with Coach Berry when I was 61 years old.  For four months, I had suffered a great deal of back pain and knew I need to do something different. When I began with Coach, he asked me how I was feeling.  After a lifetime of training with a number of different trainers I could only say I didn't feel great.  My back pain caused me to see chiropractors and accupuncturists, but I found no relief.  After one deep tissue massage, Coach immediately had me feeling better.  After two months of training Coach had me back to 100%.  He knows what he is doing when it comes to training and injuries.  He trains people to perform exercises correctly to avoid injuries.  I have worked with many different trainers all over the San Diego County and Coach Berry is the best, most effective trainer I have meet.  I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to improve their health and fitness levels.

Ron, age 62

Avoid Another Stroke

What you can do to be a survivor, not a statistic.

If you’re a stroke survivor, your chances of having another increase greatly. How much does your risk increase? There is now a 25 percent chance you’ll have a recurrent stroke, which is often more dangerous than the first. Frightening as this news may be, there is hope. With certain lifestyle changes and medications, you can take control of your health and greatly reduce your risk of a subsequent stroke.

In case you didn’t get the memo, risk factors for stroke include heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, illegal drug use, smoking, and drinking too much alcohol. With this knowledge of stroke risk factors, how can you lessen your chances of having a recurrent stroke? You’re about to find out.

A Heart-Healthy Diet

A regular diet of cheeseburgers and French fries will surely put you on the road to stroke number two. A healthy brain and healthy weight start with the same diet that is good for your heart. Do you have any of the stroke risk factors listed above? Then it’s time to make some dietary changes. Your diet should be low in calories, trans fat, saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. To eat a more heart- and brain-healthy diet, avoid animal fats, processed foods, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, and added sugars.

Aim to eat a balanced diet with foods from each of the five food groups. Fruits and veggies are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals while low in calories.

They’re a great way to lower your blood pressure and shed some pounds, which reduces your risk of stroke. Instead of snacking on chips or cookies, grab an apple or carrot sticks.

If you need to lower your cholesterol and lose weight, eat plenty of unrefined whole-grain foods. High in fiber, whole grains keep you feeling fuller for longer so you’ll eat less. Make this change by switching out your white bread and sugar-coated cereal for whole-grain varieties.

Get your protein from fish, lean meat, and lean poultry. Fatty fish such as salmon, herring, and trout are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for the health of your heart, brain, and arteries. Rather than steak for dinner, try grilled salmon.

Choose dairy products that are low-fat, fat-free, or one percent fat. Replace your two percent milk with skim. Yes, even that small change can have a big impact on your overall health.

Regular Physical Exercise

Want to cut your risk of stroke in half? Start exercising! By increasing the amount of physical activity in your daily routine you’ll greatly reduce your risk of recurrent stroke. Aim for three and a half hours of moderate exercise (walking, dancing, calisthenics) each week. If you haven’t exercised in years, if you’ve had a stroke, or if you have any stroke risk factors listed above, talk with your health care provider before beginning an exercise routine.

Limit Alcohol

Research has been inconclusive on the connection between alcohol and stroke. Studies show that two or more drinks a day may increase your risk of stroke by 50 percent, while one drink a day may lower your risk. However inconclusive the evidence may be, most physicians recommend no more than one drink a day.

No Tobacco

It discolors your teeth, causes you to smell bad, and smoking also doubles your risk for a recurrent stroke. When you smoke, there’s less oxygen running in your blood. This makes the heart work harder and causes blood clots to form in the arteries in your body - including those leading to your brain. Smoking also increases buildup in the arteries, which reduces the amount of blood flow to the brain, leading to a stroke. By quitting your habit today, you can greatly reduce your risk of stroke. It’s never to late to do a good thing.