More than 84,000 people die from a heart attack or stroke each year in England and one in four of these deaths are in adults under the age of 75, of which up to 50 a day could be prevented if adults made lifestyle and behaviour changes to improve their heart health.
Slimming World is supporting the campaign to raise awareness of how one of those lifestyle changes that could be made to improve heart health and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease is losing weight, and is offering exclusive discounts for new members who take the Heart Age Test.
The Heart Age Test asks a number of simple physical and lifestyle questions and provides an immediate estimation of someone’s heart age, as well as a prediction of the risk of having a heart attack or stroke by a certain age. It also gives suggestions on lifestyle changes to help people reduce their heart age, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, exercising regularly and cutting back on alcohol intake.
The Heart Age Test has been completed more than 1.9 million times and four out of five (78%) people have a heart age higher than their actual age. Results show that 34% of respondents have a heart age five years greater than their actual age, and 14% have a heart age at least 10 years more than their actual age.