A new report reveals more than 110,000 people could be saved from having a stroke in the future.
According to the Stroke Association there will be more than two million stroke survivors in the UK by 2035.
It is thought that up to 80% of strokes are preventable and experts say we must all take responsibility in order to prevent those numbers rising.
The NHS says the best way to help prevent a stroke is to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.
For people who have already had a stroke, making these changes can help reduce your risk of having another one in the future:
A low-fat, high-fibre diet is usually recommended, including plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and avoiding too much salt.
Regular exercise (at least 150 minutes a week) can help lower cholesterol and keep blood pressure healthy.
- Stop smoking
Smoking significantly increases your risk of having a stroke because it narrows your arteries and makes your blood more likely to clot.
- Cut down on alcohol
Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to high blood pressure and trigger an irregular heartbeat, both of which can increase your risk of having a stroke.