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What is Your Heart Age?

Public Health England urges you to find out your ‘heart age’, with 50 preventable deaths from heart attack or stroke happening every day.

Heart Age Test gives early warning of heart attack and stroke

"Millions are at risk of cardiovascular disease but don’t know it, putting themselves at real risk of suffering ill-health or dying younger. Knowing your heart age is a simple way of finding out whether you’re at risk of a heart attack or stroke. By making important lifestyle changes you can reduce your risk before it’s too late."
Professor Jamie Waterall
National Lead for cardiovascular disease at Public Health England
"With 50 preventable deaths every day of people under the age of 75, this is serious. It’s vital that people know their heart health and take steps to reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack. As well as obesity, poor diet and a lack of exercise, high blood pressure is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, but these are all things that people can change, and they can change them now."
Dr Hilary Jones
TV Doctor

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), with stroke and heart attack being the most common examples, is the leading cause of death for men and the second leading cause of death for women.

A quarter (24,000) of CVD deaths are in people under the age of 75.  80% of these are preventable with lifestyle changes (the equivalent to one every 30 minutes).

High cholesterol and high blood pressure can both increase your heart age, resulting in a 3 fold increase in your risk of developing heart disease or having a stroke. In England, one in four adults have high blood pressure yet a further 5.6 million are living with the condition undiagnosed, placing millions of lives at risk of premature death and ill health.

Click here to find out how Work Wellness measures your heart age as a part of our Vital Signs Employee Health Assessment Programme.

Work Wellness employee health assessments

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