Physical inactivity can increase your risk of stroke, heart disease, becoming overweight, developing high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
It recommends going on a brisk walk, taking the stairs, and doing whatever you can to make your life more active.
But whatever physical activity you do, the charity recommends doing it for a certain amount of time.
It states on its website: “Try to get a total of at least 30 minutes of activity on most or all days.”
If you’ve had a stroke, you should talk with a registered dietician to learn how to plan and prepare meals and snacks - and one thing in particular the National Stroke Association recommends is not to miss breakfast.
It states: "You will feel healthier, be less hungry, and snack less.”
Other things it recommends is moving the salt shaker off the table, eating high-fibre foods, switching from white pasta and rice for whole grain equivalents, and keeping a bowl of fruit or cleaned vegetable snacks handy.
Keeping a food diary can also help, so you can keep track of what your are eating, and tricking your brain into using smaller plates and bowls can help you stay in control of your portion sizes.