What is your Heart Age? #TreatYourHeart

What is your Heart age?

Knowledge is power and we all know the risks of heart disease. The factors that affect us and what we should do to be healthy. But do we do what needs to be done to maintain a healthy heart? I recently checked my heart health using the Heart Age Calculator on the Shoppers Drug Mart website. It helps calculate the cardiovascular age and assesses your risk of heart attack and stroke. I thought the results were not going to be good, but was surprised that they were not that bad. I am pretty close to my age for my heart health age. I need to do some things like, lose weight, be more active and pay close attention to my cholesterol levels. I am not a smoker, but smoking is only one factor that creates risk. My heart health age is older than I actually am.

heart health shot

The Heart Age calculator is an online test that allows you to check your heart health. It asks you a few easy to answer questions like age, height, weight, health history etc and gives you a quick result. You can then save it to a PDF and take it into your Dr. for reference. Especially if you are like me and forget things easily. It is the only scientifically validated online tool available that provides a personalized heart age and cardiovascular risk profile as recommended by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Guidelines.

Since February is heart month, I encourage you to take the Heart Age Calculator test for yourself. The Heart Age calculator is valid for people between the ages of 30 and 79.

The test is fast and free so you have no reason why you can not take it. And it is online so you can do it from home. Heart health is important! You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to know the risks and educate yourself.

Did you know that Heart Disease is the leading cause of deaths in Canada?

Knowing the cardiovascular age of your heart will lead to better heart health management. Several factors influence your heart age, including blood pressure levels, cholesterol, and the presence of risk factors like smoking.

How can you take steps to improve your heart health?

● Stop smoking

● Monitor your blood pressure

● Apply an active lifestyle

● Regulate our cholesterol levels

● Take control

Take the Heart Age Calculator Test now and start taking control of your health! Become more engaged about your heart health and seek the advice of medical professionals to learn how to live a healthier lifestyle. 

 

Have you taken the Heart Health Calculator test? How were your results?

Disclosure – Although this post has been sponsored by Shoppers Drug Mart Inc., the opinions and language are all my own, and in no way do they reflect the views, opinions or positions of Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. or its affiliates or licensees. Shoppers Drug Mart Inc. makes no representation as to accuracy, completeness, suitability or validity of any information within this blog post and will not be liable for any errors or omissions in this information or for any losses, injuries or damages arising from its display or use.

Comments

  1. theknitwitbyshair says

    I have a family full of heart disease so I went to my doctor a while ago and asked what I could do to make it better. He told me some things, and I have worked on those. I have experienced the stress of a long battle with heart disease and can't put my boys through that if I can help it!

  2. mommyjuiced says

    Mine was 35.7 a bit younger than I am but I know I can do better!!! It's a good reminder to take better care of myself AND my heart.

  3. Heart disease runs on my husband's side of the family, and I am constantly on him to stay on top of his cardiovascular health. I'm going to show him this heart age calculator and insist he take the test! Heavens knows he could use a wake up call from time to time. He lives in a dream world where he thinks it could never happen to him.

  4. soberjulie says

    I went and did this and felt good that I can see where I can improve. Knowledge is power right?

  5. multitestingmommy says

    I took the test and it is super fast and easy!

  6. mommyoutside says

    February is the perfect month for heart health! Did you hear the recent report about sugar and how much it increases your risk of heart problems? Scary stuff. I love little tools like this that help you see if you are moving in the right direction or no.

  7. Love the awareness that Shoppers Drug Mart is providing, and this is such a simple test to check out your true cardiovascular age. So easy!

  8. Mine was a bit younger than I am but I would definitely like it a lot younger – I've got some work to do.

  9. Our family has major risk factors. Glad to hear yours was close to your age. I was off by almost 3 years I'm 40 and it was at 43.2 I have work to do 🙂
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  10. Bonnie Way says

    I took this test and got the same age that I am now… 29! Even though the test is only supposed to be for 30 and up. Thanks for sharing! It was good to know that I'm healthy (and to know what I need to do to stay healthy!).

  11. I'm younger too – yay!

  12. I did take the test thank you. I was very impressed with my results sneaking in close to my age. Looks like we both need to keep up our personal heart health!
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  13. I was so happy to see that my heart is younger than my actual age! What a great little test!

  14. I tried it too! My age was 39, which I was happy with since I'm 42. But I still want to make improvements.

  15. Thanks! I’ll have to check this out. Sounds like it could be interesting. Hopefully not depressing. 🙂

  16. My family history does not have a history of heart disease, but my husbands does. I'm trying to get him to be more heart healthy!
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  17. This is such a great tool to use! Heart Health is something to really be aware of!

  18. My father had heart surgery this week. It was quite scary!! I'm going to do everything in my power to keep my heart healthy! I'm happy to see that my heart age is younger than me.. YAY!

  19. This is awesome!

  20. I need to check this. Heart disease is a big deal in my family

  21. dcloutier99 says

    Such a great tool! I've never seen one so easy. Thanks for sharing =)
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  22. After clearing nearly 2 feet of snow, my heart is pumping!!!

  23. I have heart disease, so I don't want to see my score! But I'm glad you are highlighting this!

  24. I'm not sure what my heart age is, but I'm sure it could use a good work out on a regular basis. They say 30 minutes of cardio a day is key.
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  25. Way to go Kim!! You heart age is great! I agree with you it is very important to track and know your heart age!!

  26. My cardiovascular age is 29.1. I'm 30, so hey, not too bad! I would have gotten a higher score on the exercise portion, but since I've been sick for a month I haven't been exercising they way I usually do because I wasn't able, lol. Thanks for sharing the quiz!

  27. That is awesome! Way to go! I need to check my heart age health!

  28. fitnessmomwinecountry says

    Kim, I totally want to do this. Thanks for the info and the link..I am going to check this out and see how my heart is doing 🙂

  29. The heart age calculator is such a great thing to try out and at least prep one's self of doing what's needed to improve one's heart health!

  30. I couldnt get the test to load 🙁 but I know that I need to be more active and lower cholesterol.

  31. simmworksfamily says

    Heart disease is hte leading killer of women in the US as well. And that's a scary statistic! Especially when I have family with history of heart disease. It's definitely good to know how to better your health to reduce the risk.

  32. swijnker2014 says

    I should do this test, but I wonder if I'll get mixed up results because I just had a baby. I'm still trying to take it easy…

  33. threedifferent says

    I took the quiz – my heart age is older than I am too – by almost 5 years. Guess I should work on that.
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  34. I took this and was surprised that it put me somewhat younger than I am! 😀

  35. craftdictator says

    Mine was 27 so just a year younger than I am. Thanks for sharing!

  36. I took the test and was surprised that it was my same age. I thought it would be older.

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  37. I totally need to start working out again and getting myself into shape. Definitely need to stay away from the salty foods and get more active. Congratulations on your heart age!

  38. KennethAgudo says

    I always care a lot with my health and I avoid bad vices. You have shared a very nice ideology 😀

  39. mamatomanyblessings says

    I took this challenge, shows I am in the 30's but I am 40 years old.

  40. we have a little heart disease on my dad's side. I'd better check this so I know more about my own risk!
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  41. I took the test and mine is 30.8. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  42. My heart is actually three years younger than I am. So I guess everything is allright.

  43. Thanks for sharing this, I'm heading over now… super curious!!

  44. This looks like a great tool. I am going to try it out right now.

  45. loved reading the post.

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