December 4th 2023
Research demonstrates a seasonal trend associated with stroke onset. More strokes occur between November and February than any other time period. Due to the holidays and other events, these months can be stressful and disrupt usual routines. Overeating, excessive alcohol intake, physical inactivity, and sleep deprivation frequently accompany the holidays and can increase risk for stroke. Clinicians can educate and provide strategies to effectively navigate the holiday season and potentially reduce risk for stroke.