Stroke is the leading cause of death worldwide, but if someone you know was experiencing symptoms of a stroke, would you know? One in three Americans would not be able to identify the warning signs of stroke that affect nearly800,000 people each year.

get fitIn recognition of World Stroke Day that took place last month, Bachman Chevrolet proudly supports the ongoing efforts of the American Heart Association to bring awareness to the warning signs of stroke and the promote the importance of living a heart healthy lifestyle.

As the leading preventable cause of long-term disability, it is crucial to quickly recognize stroke warning signs and know what to do when someone is experiencing them. Using the acronym F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the most common warning signs (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911). Share the warning signs with family and friends by sharing this blog.

In order to prevent damaging heart and health issues, the American Heart Association is sponsoring a free Healthy Family Training Camp on Sunday, November 23 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Yum! Center. There will be games and challenges, exercise demonstrations, family health screenings, and tips on healthy eating, along with visits from University of Louisville coaches and players, and free U of L women’s basketball tickets up for grabs. Go to getfit2014.org for more information or call 502. 371.6016 to RSVP.

Bring your tennis shoes and get ready for an afternoon of supporting life and promoting healthy living. 

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