May is National Stroke Awareness Month—Continue Your Journey to Better Health

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. National Stroke Association wants you to know what risk factors are associated with stroke and how to prevent stroke happening to you or your loved ones.  Stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, and at any time. In the U.S., stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, killing nearly 130,000 people each year.

Use FAST to remember the warning signs of stroke:

  • Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
  • Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Learn more about how you can get involved in National Stroke Awareness Month at

Also, check out the following  NSU Wellness resources that can help you on your path to improved health and well-being:

  • May Wellness Calendar – Download the calendar to find out the various wellness activities planned throughout the month.
  • Healthy Monday Newsletter– This biweekly newsletter includes easy-to-follow tips and exercise guides to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • Follow the NSU Wellness blog on Tumblr.
    These are updated regularly so be sure to check our site often.

NSU Wellness and the Office of Campus Recreation, strikes to aid the NSU community to achieve wellness by “striking a balance” in the seven dimensions of wellness—emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental.

For more information, visit, the NSU Wellness OrgSync page, email or call (954) 262-7021.

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